Design Thinking, Part 2: Breaking Down the Discovery and Implementation Phases

Welcome back! Today we will be diving a little bit deeper into Design Thinking (DT) as a tool for your students and a way to pump up the creativity in your classroom. Last time, we looked at the ... Continue reading

Our Top 25 Favorite STEM Articles of 2018

We are constantly on the lookout for interesting articles in the fields of STEM education, ed tech and computer science. Over the past year, we saved some of our favorites, along with some of the ... Continue reading

How to Use the SparkFun gator:bit

We recently launched a new line of products that make it easy to add sensors, buttons, LEDs and more to the micro:bit with alligator clips. This ecosystem includes the gator:bit, gator:starter, ... Continue reading

The Changing Faces of Scratch

The Scratch programming language has been one of the most ubiquitous and constant introductions to programming in computer science use in classrooms. It's fun interface and block-based coding make it ... Continue reading

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

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