Bring Computer Science to Your Class with 14 Week micro:bit Curriculum

We understand that adding computer science into the classroom can be a hard and daunting task, especially when you have so many standards to teach already - who has the time!? Through a recent ... Continue reading

What is a Circuit?

Circuits are the basis of electronics, so, let’s take a few moments to break them down and discuss what they actually are. A circuit is a loop through which current can flow. A power source, such as ... Continue reading

Data Visualization Three Ways

When collecting data, the sheer volume of it can quickly become overwhelming. Rows and rows of information become difficult to quickly scan and gain any useful information from. That is where data ... Continue reading

Inspiring Summer Programs: Checking in With Digital Media Academy

As a follow up to last week's post about the value of summer programs to introduce students to physical computing, we caught up with Marcus Duvoisin, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at ... Continue reading

Introducing Physical Computing Through Summer Programs

For those looking to bring electronics and physical computing to students, summer provides a great opportunity. Outside the restrictions of typical classroom life (standards, testing, scheduling, ... Continue reading

What is a Capacitor?

Capacitors are used to store energy. But they aren’t batteries. So what are they used for and how do they work?... Continue reading

Using Computational Thinking to Create Music Videos

OK Go has some of the most innovative music videos around. Now, this may be old news to some of you, after all, the main video I’ll be talking about here was released in 2016, but that doesn’t mean ... Continue reading

The SparkFun micro:bit Ecosystem Story

Here at SparkFun Education, we are incredibly passionate about bringing physical computing to students at any age. From introducing first graders to circuits and electricity through paper circuits ... Continue reading

Allowing Room for Failure: The Benefit of Providing Master Code Files

If you’ve followed any of my earlier posts, you may have seen a link to a giant 100+ slide Google Slides on teaching Arduino. If you are crazy and took the time to read through all of it (first off, ... Continue reading

Makerspaces Provide Skills Beyond Engineering

Born from the minds of ingenious scientists and creative hobbyists, makerspace areas (and tools) in education have became one of the most popular (and arguably, important) ways to introduce students ... Continue reading

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