Design Think It: Teaching Pragmatic Coding Through Design Thinking

If you’ve been following some of my posts, you’ll notice that many of the projects I pick for students to pursue are centered around bringing real world experiences to them. Very often, they involve ... Continue reading

Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

Getting started with VR

As I attend conferences and education events, the topic that seems to be on everyone's lips is augmented and virtual reality. After doing some research, I wanted to see what it would take to ... Continue reading

STEM Education Twitter Accounts We Are Loving Right Now

I recently took a more active role in the SparkFunEDU Twitter account to see more of the cool things going on in our community. It was such a fun surprise to see the incredible projects and support ... Continue reading

A School District Ecosystem for Computer Science and Electronics

I see it over and over again when I tour a school district - I walk into a middle or high school technology classroom and see students doing amazing work with different tools and product sets from ... Continue reading

Coding: a Growth Mindset

Well, it’s finally here! The students have returned and the school is full of life again. I don’t know about you all, but I’m a big Sci-Fi nerd and the start of school always reminds me of the book ... Continue reading

How to Make your Own Teaching Videos

Alright, this is the post you’ve all been waiting for! In this post, I’m going to talk to you about creating your own content videos. Why? Because although there are some great videos and series out ... Continue reading

Datalogging with the micro:bit Part 2

In the first installment of this short series on data logging with the micro:bit we looked at how to use the SparkFun OpenLog to log data to a microSD card over a longer period of time. The OpenLog ... Continue reading

Adjusting Current Units to Incorporate Computer Science

Welcome back everybody! I am your obnoxiously tall tour guide through this whole CS and Education thing, and today we will be covering the topic of customizing your curriculum to inject some computer ... Continue reading

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