Greetings everyone! As I am trying to establish myself on the wonderful adafruit blog, I though I would offer the opportunity to everyone to ask me questions about using many of the tools found on the site in the classroom.
If you missed my intro post a couple of weeks ago, I have been teaching high school Technology Education for 7 years and have made it my goal to bring as much new technology into the classroom as possible. Currently I use my 3D printer, laser cutter, plasma cutter, Arduinos, and your standard “shop” equipment to teach a sort of applied physics courses I call Conventional and Alternative Energy Systems.
So if you have any questions about using tools like these in the classroom, need curriculum ideas, or just have questions about teaching, submit a response to the survey below and I will do my best to answer!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.