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

What is The Basic Measure of Electricity?

Everything worth measuring has a unit of measurement associated with it. In the US, we use inches and feet to measure how tall something is, pounds and ounces to measure how much something weighs and ... Continue reading

Home Learning Resources

Have you suddenly found yourself facing the reality that school's won't be opening back up this school year? Are you concerned that your student's are missing out on valuable learning opportunities? ... Continue reading

Inspiring Women of Computer Science, Part 2

A while back, we did a post on some of the most influential women of computer science. Since a list like that is never truly complete, we wanted to take some time to reflect on a few more women who ... Continue reading

The Results are In: 2019 Educator Survey

Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our Educator Survey. The feedback you provided will help guide us in the coming months. Now, without further ado, here are some of the highlights of ... Continue reading

Solving Breadboarding Woes with a micro:bit Dashboard

My name is Peter Hanson, and I teach an elective class at Aspen Middle School for seventh graders called Think, Make and Improve (TMI). It’s a class I created two years ago to expose students to ... Continue reading

What are Diodes, Thermistors and Shields

A large part of why I undertook this “What is a…” series around electronic components is because I wanted to better understand these components myself. Up until this point, the pieces that have been ... Continue reading

Standards-Aligned Activity Portal

One of the top requests we receive is from educators looking for standards-aligned activities to go along with the hardware they purchase. While some products, like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, ... Continue reading

A Simple “No-Wiring Required” Temperature Measurement

I teach Arduino workshops at Tinkermill, our local maker space, to members from 8 to 80 years old. Some in my workshop are retired electrical engineers with 50 years of experience and some aren’t ... Continue reading

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