How to Break Out "The Big Six" of Computer Science Concepts

One of the biggest hurdles facing anyone delivering computer science or its associated topics in the classroom is how to break out and deliver the concepts within. SparkFun has wrestled with this ... Continue reading

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

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

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7 Ways to Run Your Classroom Like SpaceX

BY Mike Grusin 3/13/18 6:46 AM

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You and your students have no doubt heard of SpaceX, the (relatively) new rocket company run by internet billionaire Elon Musk, whose audacious success and outrageous stunts have taken the ... Continue reading

What is a Photoresistor?

So you have an idea for a project, but it requires the end product to react to the light around it...whatever will you do? Luckily there is a simple component that can be used to make this happen: a ... Continue reading

Exciting New Launch: SparkFun’s Custom Kit Marketplace!

SparkFun is thrilled to announce a new service designed to simplify the process of getting materials in the hands of your students.... Continue reading

8 Must-See Videos for Teaching Beginner Electronics

Video aids can be incredibly helpful when teaching electronics in the classroom or preparing yourself for an upcoming lesson. But sometimes searching for the right video can be overwhelming. Not to ... Continue reading

Learn to Program With the LilyPad ProtoSnap Plus Activity Guide

The LilyPad ProtoSnap series is a powerful learning tool for students to explore prototyping with wearable electronics. After building confidence in making simple e-textile circuits with the guided ... Continue reading

Good-Humored Classroom Management Techniques to Keep You and Your Students on Track

  Moving into the second part of the school year can be an exciting time for many students. The hubbub from the holidays is still in the air, and spring vacation is already in sight. This combination ... Continue reading

2017: A Blog in Review

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our top posts from the year.... Continue reading