Helping teachers integrate computational thinking and computer science (CS) into their Project Based Learning (PBL) units is a BIG part of my coaching work with schools and districts throughout the US. So, whether my sessions cover coding, STEM learning at home, or reinforcing math skills with robots, I require reliable tools for helping teachers build their content knowledge and CS practice in useful and systematic ways.
At Sphero, we understand how difficult it’s been to keep special needs students on track during a global pandemic, which is why we are here to talk about guided play-based learning.
When you think about the skills developed by computer science and STEM, what kinds of skills come to mind? Certainly technical skills, but also skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, perseverance, and project management! These are examples of social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that support students to make confident choices in academics and beyond.
Online and hybrid learning approaches are quickly growing in popularity as schools continue to temporarily close or limit capacity. Not only does this form of education feature schedule-friendly options, but students and teachers also relish being able to incorporate self-directed, autonomous learning, or asynchronous learning activities.
Do You Have a Remote Student That’s Struggling? Here Are 4 Types of Learning Styles That Will Help You Understand How They Learn Best
If you have a kid or student that’s being educated in a blended classroom or hybrid learning environment for the first time, chances are they could be feeling a bit lost.
It’s the first day of the greatest week of the year. (Though, we may be slightly biased…) It’s CSEdWeek! We’re excited to share two new activities with you designed especially for this special week.
Superstar educators, become a Sphero Hero! The application to join is officially open. Whether you’re a Sphero robot specialist or a littleBits circuits connoisseur, we want you to be a part of our team. Learn more about our STEM/STEAM teacher ambassador program here.
If your child is participating in a virtual or hybrid learning environment due to the pandemic, it can be difficult to gauge their progress and moo...
These days, more and more families with kids are looking for ways to be entertained and stay engaged at home or close to home, all while being able to share fun experiences and make lasting new memories. If you’re a parent reading this blog and are pondering what to do for your next family activity night, consider integrating some of these STEM-based ideas and you may learn something new in the process!
A recent Ipsos Mori survey shows that shared screen time is up 37% year-over-year, though my personal experience would put that number far higher. Needing to find a way to work and parent from home full time has turned this into a necessary tool in my arsenal. Even the woman who wrote the book on screen time is changing her tune.
Are you interested in introducing STEM activities to your children? By introducing these educational activities at an early age, you can help form foundations for future careers and build up valuable 21st Century Skills. With more children homeschooling or distance learning, STEM at home has become a priority.