Tinkering in code

Summer is the busiest time for SparkFun Education. We run professional learning sessions and present at conferences all over the country. I just returned from the ASEE conference in Salt Lake City, ... 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

Summer Vacation 101: Prepping for Back-to-School the SparkFun way!

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Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars

A couple times a year I pay to attend conferences. South by Southwest® EDU (SXSW® EDU) is one of those events. The 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, starts Monday, March 5, and goes through ... Continue reading

Training Teachers in Circuitry, Coding and Creativity

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently rolled out new Digital Learning Competencies for N.C. students, teachers and administrators. These standards provide teachers with a ... Continue reading

Top 5 Most Enlightening Responses to our Professional Development Survey

We asked; you answered! In June we sent out a survey asking educators a little bit about themselves and how they define and seek out professional development. We set out to learn more about what ... Continue reading

Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!

SparkFun doesn’t take summer breaks and we’ve been making plans for our event season next year where we get to travel all around the country sharing cool new projects and exciting technology like the ... Continue reading

Help Us Help You: Take Our PD Survey

For the past seven years, SparkFun’s Department of Education has been delivering content to teachers through a variety of different channels. Our goal at SparkFun is to inspire the inventors of the ... Continue reading

A Teacher’s Guide to Experiencing a Maker Faire

I have been to a few Maker Faires — most of them while working for SparkFun, which usually amounts to manning a booth, meeting with other makers and checking out all of the new technology and ... Continue reading

HOLY ISTE, IT’S HAPPENING!

What, you might ask, will 18,000 of the top teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy-makers be doing the last week of June? Heading ... Continue reading