August is Back to School month at Adafruit #backtoschool

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As we kick off August here at Adafruit, each day we’ll be bringing you a post for educators on the Adafruit blog. Check back for guides to workshop-friendly products, special back to school roundups and inspiration to earn or bestow skill badges from the Adafruit Academy, as well as new “Ask an Educator” columns. We’ll also highlight new features of the Adafruit Learning System that are especially helpful to educators. We always have discounts for educators and hackerspaces!

Photo of John’s backpack with badges…


Adafruit for Educators! #backtoschool

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Please visit our educator’s section to learn more about:

  • Adafruit volume discounts and programs for educators, discounts galore!
  • Adafruit electronic kits, products, Arduino & Raspberry Pi products for education, we have’em!
  • Adafruit products and Arduino for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Used in schools!
  • The Adafruit System, the best way to learn electronics!
  • Adafruit iron-on “skill badges” / patches and partners, celebrate skills building!
  • Resources for educators, our picks for educators!
  • Adafruit for educators content on Adafruit.com, daily posts for educators!
  • Circuit Playground – iPad/iPhone App For Educators, volume discounts via Apple’s edu program!
  • Adafruit copyright permission for educators, educators can use them, hassle-free!

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As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m using Adafruit tools, kits, and components in the Masters in Technical Entrepreneurship program at Lehigh. The students love ’em! We’re currently working on a large Game of Life panel for our classroom and programming the Arduino. Thanks Adafruit!

    Also, the new Adafruit Learning System (http://learn.adafruit.com/) is an amazing resource for educators.

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