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  • New Research Initiative to Shift Power Structures in Educational Research and Development

    The University of Pittsburgh and Remake Learning have received a $1 million grant to develop an innovative network of Educators of Color and learning scientists who will work together to transform how research and development (R&D) are conducted in education. This network, to be created in Western Pennsylvania with funding …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2020-01-13By Jackie Johns
  • Friday Product Post: Sensor & Sensor-bility

    Hello there, everyone! Welcome back to another Friday Product Post here at SparkFun Electronics! We have a slightly smaller week when it comes to new products, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important than those released on a larger week. First up is a new SparkFun Sensor Kit …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2020-01-10By Chris McCarty
  • Making learning more real

    Learning is a lifelong, lifewide pursuit. The education we experience in our youth (both formal schooling and informal or out-of-school learning) lays the foundation, but the years we spend learning as adults in the “real world” are just as powerful shapers of our individual and collective thriving. It’s in the …
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2020-01-09By ryan
  • MackinVIA Receives A Platinum Award in 2020 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

     The free MackinVIA digital content management platform is recognized and awarded their highest honor giving Mackin their fourth consecutive award with MLA.  Burnsville, MN – January 8, 2020 – Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and non-fiction books for PK-12 is pleased to announce it has received …
    Source: Mackin MakerspacePublished on 2020-01-08By mackin
  • Sphero RVR Add-On Kit Tutorials
    We recently released the add-on kits for the Sphero RVR into the wild. If you ordered a Sphero RVR and one of the add-on kits, make sure to check out the assembly guides to attach your hardware to the chassis.

    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2020-01-08By Bobby Chan
  • Resource Roundup: Winter 2020

    Whether you see January as the first month of the new year or the midpoint of the academic calendar, one thing is certain: learning never hibernates. We’ve gathered together a collection of opportunities happening in January, February, and March. Something missing from this rundown? Email to let us know!
    Source: Remake LearningPublished on 2020-01-07By ryan
  • Arduino Apollo3 Core (1.0.22)

    We’ve updated to a new version of the Arduino Apollo3 core (1.0.22). This version reflects the SVL loader’s update to v4. This version of the SparkFun Variable Loader ensures that peripherals used in the bootloading process are de-initialized so that they don’t produce unexpected bugs as was observed in this
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2020-01-07By Chris McCarty
  • Friday Product Post: Make Gold of That

    Happy new year and decade, everyone! We’re ringing in the new year with six new FPGA products from Alchitry: two FPGA development boards, three expansion boards, dubbed “Elements,” and a set of headers for them. Let’s jump in and take a closer look at all our our new products for …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2020-01-03By Chris McCarty
  • Enginursday: Exploring the Embedded Startup Process

    Artemis, my close friend, has urged me to learn much more about the bare-metal details of getting code running and supporting the familiar features that we often take for granted in C++. It is actually a very interesting topic and a beneficial thing to understand when working on embedded systems. …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2020-01-02By Owen Lyke
  • Best of 2019: A SparkFun Year of Firsts

    As a reminder, SparkFun will be closed on Wednesday, Jan/1/2020 in observance of the New Year holiday. We will reopen normal business hours at 9 am MT on Jan/2/2020. Happy New Year from all of us at SparkFun Electronics! Today is the last day of 2019. We decided to look …
    Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-12-31By Chris McCarty
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