Creative Computation with micro:bit and moto:bit

For past several months, our team at Wonderful Idea Co. have been developing a series of playful workshops that allow learners to explore coding, robotics and computational thinking. Many of these ... 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

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

Ways to Support Making in the Classroom

As maker education becomes more and more popular and the benefits become more widespread, many educators are looking for ways to support making in their own classroom but don’t know where to start. ... 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

Making Customized, 3D-printed Cookie Cutters

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Five Wearable Projects with Micro:Bit

The micro : bit's  small size makes it a great candidate for exploring wearable technology projects and ideas. Here are a few projects we've found that use the micro : bit  for costumes, fitness ... Continue reading

SparkFun K-12 Survey Results

At SparkFun, we love hearing from educators - the feedback we receive is used to make the services and products we provide align with real needs. One tool we use annually (-ish) is a survey. Many ... Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Magic School Bus

On a recent day of catching up on my reading, I stumbled upon an article by Amanda Baker titled, “Recognizing Ms. Frizzle's Own Magic.” In the article, Ms. Baker talks about how she doesn’t remember ... Continue reading

Five E-sewing Project Templates for your School’s Makerspace

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