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Sphero Staff

10 Real-World Coding Examples That Save the Day

While fictional superheroes can use their otherworldly abilities, impressive gadgets, and tingling senses to save their universe, being able to save the real world takes more than being bit by a radioactive spider or calling Krypton home. It takes coding.
Teachers wearing blue Sphero Super Hero capes.
Sphero Staff

10 Real-World Coding Examples That Save the Day

While fictional superheroes can use their otherworldly abilities, impressive gadgets, and tingling senses to save their universe, being able to save the real world takes more than being bit by a radioactive spider or calling Krypton home. It takes coding.
Celebrate National Robotics Week by building a custom robot with Sphero RVR.
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4 Activities To Celebrate National Robotics Week

National Robotics Week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the world of robotics with students of all ages. The following STEAM and robotics activities serve as a springboard for inspiration and introduction to this exciting field.
A student uses block coding for kids in the Sphero Edu app to program a Sphero BOLT robot.
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What is Block Coding for Kids?

Learning programming gives kids critical skills in an increasingly digital world, but standard text-based programming languages can be a challenge for people of all ages. Block-based coding can be the solution that makes the learning curve more gradual. Not only is it fun to learn, but it also provides a sound foundation for learning other programming technologies.
A girl wearing headphones works through her hybrid learning classes on her laptop at home.
At HomeSphero Staff

Hybrid Learning: An Educator’s Guide

When it comes to modern education, hybrid learning continues to grow in popularity — and for good reason. Providing the best of both traditional classrooms and virtual settings, hybrid learning allows students to receive flexible curriculum delivery that meets their individual learning styles and unique needs. 
Young boy coding Sphero Mini on his tablet through salt and pepper grinder.
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Six Ways Coding, Computer Science & Robots Empower Children with Autism

Can coding benefit autism? If the increased focus on computer science and coding skills in schools gives any sign, it’s good for kids in general. But there’s something extra that makes learning to code for children with autism even more worthwhile. 
Students engaging with a Sphero BOLT programmable robot in the classroom.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

The 3 Best Programmable Robot Kits for Beginners

We’ve compiled a list of our three favorite programmable robot kits for beginners so you can get started as soon as the delivery driver knocks on your door. Let’s explore each robot for kids more in-depth to learn what you can do with it! 

Webinar: Power Up Secondary STEAM Learning
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Webinar: Power Up Secondary STEAM Learning

Need fresh ideas to spark inspiration to implement STEAM in your secondary classroom? In this 45-minute webinar, we will explore ideas to create and sustain momentum around STEAM education in the upper grades. 
A teacher looks on as a girl sits at a table building an invention on her Sphero RVR.
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Top 10 Robots and STEM Kits for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

With the U.S. Department of Education prioritizing STEM education and adding mandatory computer science curriculum in many states, it’s no wonder educators are focusing on these principles in their curriculum.[1] The best coding robots for kids are available for every grade level and age group, so parents and educators are equipped with a kit for every child to best learn computer science.
Two middle school girls sit at a table working on their invention with Sphero RVR and littleBits.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

5 Sphero STEM Activities for Middle School Students

Middle school, junior high, or secondary school. Whatever you call it, it’s a formative part of every kid’s educational journey. Middle school is a highly transitional period for students, and an important one, that prepares them for more complex subject areas. Middle school also offers a period of academic exploration and readiness for their high school years, which can aid in their future career success as well. 
A boy with a clipboard leads the way for his group in a scavenger hunt.
At HomeSphero Staff

3 Ways To Teach Kids Problem-Solving Skills

When children encounter roadblocks in their daily lives, problem-solving skills become essential. Rather than becoming frustrated when confronted with a problem — such as dealing with peer pressure, a difficult exam, or a lost toy — problem-solving skills allow kids to manage their emotions, think creatively, and discover thoughtful solutions. 
Two teenager girls sit together back to back in a computer lab at school.
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Technology Literacy: All Your Questions, Answered

Technology literacy is an individual’s ability to obtain, assess, manage, and communicate information in a technology-driven environment — and it is becoming more important than ever for society as a whole to possess and maintain these abilities.
A girl in glasses writes code on a chalkboard while her classmate reads something to her from notebook.
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5 Fundamental Coding Concepts Every Kid Should Know

While it may be difficult to believe that children can learn the intricacies of coding, it’s important to remember that computer programming is its own language — and children are experts at absorbing new languages due to their brain plasticity, rapid neural linking abilities, and limited inhibitions. 
Three hands holding littleBits from the Code Kit.
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What Are littleBits and How Do They Work?

Teachers and home-school educators see how STEM education continues to grow and its importance. STEM education focuses explicitly on science, technology, engineering and math. You might also see STEAM, which has the same focuses with the arts added into the mix. That’s where littleBits powered by Sphero come into play.