Derek Runberg

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Remote Learning with the micro:bit: A Programming Deep Dive

In our first webinar around remote learning with the micro:bit, we introduced you to the micro:bit and different formats, platforms and content to use while teaching remotely with the micro:bit.... Continue reading

Teaching Programming and Computer Science Through Remote Instruction

The Covid-19 pandemic has left educators reeling and has thrown us into a new paradigm with our students. We have never been challenged to deliver quality education to each and every student as we ... Continue reading

Make-a-Thons

Over the past three years, we have been running Make-a-Thons across the state of Oregon. From the Willamette Valley to the High Desert and many places in-between, Make-a-Thons have been making a ... Continue reading

micro:climate In the Classroom

It’s been a few weeks, but we are back from ISTE. If you missed ISTE and our workshops, don’t sweat it, we will be sharing our content in the form of blog posts so that everyone can see what we were ... Continue reading

How To Datalog Using Only the micro:bit

The micro:bit has taken technology education by storm and we have been working on a number of ways to help educators make it more applicable for day to day use for students and teachers rather than ... 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

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

Datalogging with the micro:bit Part 2

In the first installment of this short series on data logging with the micro:bit we looked at how to use the SparkFun OpenLog to log data to a microSD card over a longer period of time. The OpenLog ... Continue reading

Remote Sensing and Datalogging with the micro:bit

As we have worked with teachers using the micro:bit more and more over the past year, we have seen amazing projects across different subject areas. Teachers are the smartest… digital high-five! One ... Continue reading

Four Ways to Extend the Capabilities of your micro:bit

We've seen a lot of traction over the past year around the micro:bit in K-12 education. It is easy to program, Chromebook compatible and has a number of bells and whistles on it that make it really ... Continue reading

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