Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course, Part 2

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he approaches teaching Arduino. Happy July 31st to everybody out ... Continue reading

Teaching Arduino (or any Coding) Without a Full CS Course

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he uses electronics in schools. Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed my last ... Continue reading

3 ISTE 18 Trade Show Gems

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Chicago. I spent time chatting with educators from all over the country ... Continue reading

Using Code to Bring Existing Curriculum to Life

Editor's note: We're excited to bring you this series of guest posts from Shane Diller. Read on to learn more about Shane and how he uses electronics in schools. If you read my last post, you ... Continue reading

Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom.

Part of our mission here at SparkFun is to provide teachers with the foundational tools they need to succeed in the classroom. For the past 8 years, we have been hosting a 5-day workshop, called ... Continue reading

5 Lessons Learned While Teaching My First Arduino Course

This past spring I had the pleasure of teaching a course at CU Boulder called ‘Objects.’ For all intents and purposes, the class was an intro to Arduino class, in which we focused on four concepts, ... Continue reading

Remote Sensing and Datalogging with the micro:bit

As we have worked with teachers using the micro:bit more and more over the past year, we have seen amazing projects across different subject areas. Teachers are the smartest… digital high-five! One ... Continue reading

Finding Project Ideas: Science Buddies

BY Bobby Chan 6/19/18 6:34 AM

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When it comes to adding hands-on projects to your instruction, there are seemingly endless possibilities. Luckily, the internet provides a number of resources for finding project ideas. Below are ... Continue reading

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Three Rules of EdTech

BY Jeff Branson 6/14/18 6:24 AM

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It is tempting in a world where new technology appears every day to want to try everything new and shiny. Most of us don’t have the time, energy or brain power to do this, so how do we sort all this ... Continue reading

SparkFun’s best beginner STEM kits for you and your students

Get a jump start on next fall's lesson plans by checking out the best of our beginner's kits!... Continue reading