STEAM education teaches students how to think outside the box by giving students tools and methods to explore new and creative ways of problem-solving, displaying data, innovating, and drawing connections between multiple fields. And Seeed’s Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino has been adopted by many educational institutions as STEAM teaching tool in the electronics field.
We appreciate everything that teachers contribute to STEAM education! To contribute further to the world of STEAM education, Seeed is hosting a giveaway event for educators, with not only Arduino Beginner Kits, but also a 74-page printed textbook to help educators better teach Arduino in a fun and easy way!
30 lucky teachers will win a Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino and book bundle for use in their classrooms!
What’s in the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino and Book?
Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino is one of the best Arduino Beginner Kit for beginners. It includes one Arduino UNO compatible Board (ATmega320p based Seeeduino Lotus) together with 10 additional Arduino sensors all in one convenient package.
The kit comes with a 74-page e-book with 12 step by step tutorials that range from basic concepts to fun projects. Considering students learn better from paper books than screens, we have decided to send the hardcopy of the book along with the kit!
Why the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino is Ideal for STEAM Education
1. All in One Kit, No Breadboard, No Soldering, No Wiring is Needed
Unlike most kits, Seeed’s Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino is an all-in-one kit: no breadboard, no soldering, not even wiring is needed. It aims to give users the best experience so they can focus on coding and learning Arduino. This is perfect for educational fields where frustrating wiring and soldering are hindrances rather than opportunities for learning.
2. Comprehensive Courses and Video Tutorials
There are plenty of resources that educators can utilize to better elevate and support their students’ learning.
- 74 page PDF wiki + 12 step by step project tutorials
- Grove Beginner Kit For Arduino Codecraft Course
- Arduino for Beginners with Grove Video Tutorials on Udemy, created by Peter Dalmaris, PhD, the author of Maker Education Revolution
- No-code Programming for Biology Beginner’s Guide, created by Dr. Steph Norwood from University of Cambridge
3. Recognized by the Majority of Educators
By far, the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino has been widely used as a STEAM education tool in schools, online courses and workshops and have garnered a lot of positive feedback.
As an educator, my main struggle when I help a new learner get started with electronics and the Arduino is to make the learning curve as gentle as possible for them. Most learners seem to give up early because of the sheer amount of information that has to be absorbed and skill that has to be earned.
Learning is a long-term endeavor, so, as educators, anything that we can do to reduce the risk of dropping out early on increases the probability that the learner will stick around long enough to get to the good stuff (i.e. to become an independent creator).
And Seeed, with the Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino, does the same on the hardware side.
Peter Dalmaris, PhD
How to Enter
To register, simply complete the form below.
Upon completion of the form, we will contact you via email to inform you if you are one of the 30 qualifying educators to sign up and receive the free Grove Beginner Kit and Book bundle.
We’ll announce the giveaway winners on Sept 30, 2021.