[hackerspaces] CC-licensed Maker Pedagogy (Lesson Plans, etc)?
isdale at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 21:32:17 CEST 2011
Lindsay Craig of Spark Fun Electronics posted the following note to the Open Manufacturing google group:
Jerry pointed me towards this discussion after we met at Maker Faire
in San Mateo. I wanted simply to let you guys know about our free
teacher supportive materials that we will soon be offering to everyone
on SparkFun.com. We already have lots of tutorials and what not but we
are also developing materials to help educators do their job with
technology they may not have deal with before. Basically trying to
support all you educators out there. Our Department of Education at
SparkFun is fairly small and new, but we've got big aspirations. The
exciting part is that we offer all the educational materials for free.
This should interest all you homeschoolers. To sign up for our
Newsletter go to learn.sparkfun.com. Or watch the website and we
will let you know where you can get those materials the second they
are official. Here's hoping that hackerspaces can become a larger part
of the education system.
The learn.sparkfun.com site is currently just a signup page but the materials Spark Fun is developing look interesting (i got a sneak peek). Most deal with the Spark Fun Inventor Kit (SIK), which is an arduino based collection of parts.
Glad to see a vendor making a sincere effort to promote education.
Spark Fun also has some decent discount options for hackerspaces and educators.
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