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August is Back to School Month at Adafruit #backtoschool

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As we wrap up the last two weeks of August here at Adafruit, each day we’ll be bringing you a post for educators on the 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 guides on the Adafruit Learning System that are especially helpful to educators. We always have discounts for educators and hackerspaces!


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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