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Activities. Sphero Edu. The Hour of Code - Sphero Resources. There’s no rule that says learning shouldn't be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable.

The Hour of Code - Sphero Resources

If there is, we created the SPRK program to break it. We know that kids love Sphero, so we turned that love into learning and creation. SPRK makes the skills of the future approachable and practical. And most importantly, fun.Resources on this site were obtained fromSPRK Education Program website"SPRK Education Program | Sphero Connected Toys. " 2015. 28 Oct. 2015< Getting Started: Best Classroom Activities with Sphero. The possibilities to teach programming with a Sphero in the classroom are endless!

Best Classroom Activities with Sphero

If you already have a Sphero and are using the Lightning Lab app, this is something you know well. In the home screen of the app, Sphero recommends activities and gives you the most recent news. If you are considering buying Spheros for you classroom, STEM lab, or homeschooling lessons, and want to know more about the educational possibilities with Sphero, this article is for you! What is the Lightning Lab? Lightning Lab by Sphero is a teacher or parents best friend for uncovering fun projects and challenges that reinforce STEM skills. We have seen in all of these examples kids having so much fun with Sphero, they don’t even notice that they are learning. Using A Sphero BB-8 Droid In The Classroom. Use a Sphero BB-8 Droid with your children by exploring our collection of cross-curricular teaching ideas and classroom activities!

Using A Sphero BB-8 Droid In The Classroom

If you have any suggestions of your own, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page. English Use the BB-8 as a character in your own fiction writing.Write a story from the point of view of the droid.Create a poster to advertise the droid to others.Write a set of instructions (or a 'How to...' guide) to teach others how to use the robot. Maths Use the BB-8 to review compass directions by making it move north, south, east and west.Create a large co-ordinates grid on the floor and move the BB-8 to specific locations on the grid, as directed by the teacher.Carry out some 'races' and record how long it takes BB-8 to travel a certain distance. Science Discuss how the BB-8's 'head' stays attached to the base. Computing Use the BB-8 for control techology activities. Design Technology.

5 Tips for STEM Learning with Sphero Robotics — Vivify. All my middle school students came back to school this year bragging about their newest Christmas gift - a Sphero robot!

5 Tips for STEM Learning with Sphero Robotics — Vivify

Since we have spent the last couple months programming SPRK+ robots in our afterschool Space Club program, I will take this as a positive sign of success! Students love how quickly they can learn to program, never get bored with the endless games and challenges, and have fun showing off their dancing, flashing, spinning robot. Read on for more tips and tricks on teaching with Sphero robots in your classroom, home, or program. As a STEM Director for an afterschool program, I spent countless hours researching the best investment for adding a robotics component to our program. Serving over 200 students, I needed something easy to teach, portable, unbreakable, and fun.

Connection: SPRK+ is easy to set-up and connect via Bluetooth. Kids are most engaged when they choose the activities and have ownership of the learning process. Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero) Robots are everywhere, they open our garage doors, vacuum our floors and if you are lucky they even park your car.

Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero)

Until recently there weren’t many robots in the classroom and now I couldn’t imagine approaching STEM without them. Using the Sphero robots in my after school programming club has opened my eyes to both what can be taught using simple robots and how to do it. I want to share with you some tools and tips for teaching with robots. This post is authored by guest blogger, Sam Patterson.

In addition to being a fun, create guy — Sam is a K-5 Technology Teacher who blogs at and shares puppet videos at Sphero - Kids coding the curriculum. How to use Sphero the Robot for incredible STEM lessons. As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects.

How to use Sphero the Robot for incredible STEM lessons

However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero emphasizes the power of play in education and has a variety of lessons that are aligned to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards on their website. They also have a number of STEM challenges in the form pre-designed engineering projects designed for collaborative group work with students and are helpful for teachers using the robots in their classes. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy. Once you are ready to use Sphero, you take it off the charger stand and give it a “tap-tap” to “wake it up.” Sphero Edu (sphero) Pinterestissä. Sphero JavaScript. Get Started.

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Sphero (@Sphero) Sphero Teaches Kids to Code. At Trail Ridge Middle School, which is forty minutes north of Denver, in Longmont, the old Colorado is giving way to the new.

Sphero Teaches Kids to Code

A stuffed grizzly that once stood at the entrance has been banished to a dusky back hallway, and many of the students are the children of tech workers. On a recent weekday morning, Anna Mills, a sixth-grade science teacher, shouted from the front of the classroom, “Grab your iPads and your Spheros!” When her command didn’t work, she clapped twice, and this code was successful: her two dozen students clapped back, roughly in unison, and began getting up from their desks.

Mills had divided her class into groups of three, and the leaders of each trio hurried over to a counter where ten Spheros—milky white orbs about the size of navel oranges—sat in blue charging cradles. Sphero - Home. Learning is evolving. Get on the ball.