This teacher guide is for the Jackbord Introductory Series of 19 practical, hands-on activities for students. The student activities are divided into stand-alone activity sheets which you can access in the Activity List (1001-actlist) below.
The aim of the series is to gradually introduce electronics to students who have NO prior knowledge of the subject, in a practical, hands-on and highly motivating way. By working through the activities in order, each of which builds upon the previous one, students will become familiar with the JackBord and the JackBord TOP, and they will learn to build some very basic circuits.
Because of the hands-on nature of the activities, and the cool Jackbord equipment they have to play with, students are usually enthusiastic and excited to participate, and they typically complete the Introductory Series highly motivated to program their electronic creations - which is taught in the next series.