A teacher works with her class on a painting with Sphero robots at a table.
EducationAmanda Vaden

#BeyondCode: How Sphero Fosters Creativity Through Computer Science

Creativity. It's been criticized, overlooked, and misconstrued. Of course creativity can translate to artistic talents, but you can also be a creative mathematician, historian, teacher, and yes, even a creative programmer. Sphero's STEAM Education program teaches coding and 21st century literacy, but it also goes beyond code and fosters creativity.
A teacher works with her class on a painting with Sphero robots at a table.
EducationAmanda Vaden

#BeyondCode: How Sphero Fosters Creativity Through Computer Science

Creativity. It's been criticized, overlooked, and misconstrued. Of course creativity can translate to artistic talents, but you can also be a creative mathematician, historian, teacher, and yes, even a creative programmer. Sphero's STEAM Education program teaches coding and 21st century literacy, but it also goes beyond code and fosters creativity.
Young girl sits in chair while looking at a tablet.
Learning at HomeMichelle Acaley

3 Steps to Improving the Quality of Your Kid’s Screen Time During a Pandemic

You don't have to feel guilty about screen time. In a matter of weeks, my five-year-old daughter went from having no experience with video calls to becoming our family’s go-to expert. The other day I overheard her explaining to her teacher, “You have to mute everybody to make the echo stop.” I’m impressed but not surprised.

Students work together to build an invention on top of a Sphero RVR robot.
EducationAmanda Vaden

Project-Based Learning Examples: 6 PBL activities for home or in the classroom

Here at Sphero, we absolutely love project-based learning. We keep it top of mind when developing new educational tools and make activities and games that actively encourage it. Our passion for project-based learning makes us excited to share our knowledge with readers during the quarantine. 
A girl sits at her desk and works on an invention with littleBits.
Drew Biskner

Three STEAM Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

Mom. Mommy. Mama. Whatever name you call her, she’s truly a special woman. This Mother’s Day we know you want to make her feel extra loved. Why not show her with  an awesome and unique Mother’s Day gift that you invent? It’s genuine, personal, and engineered with love, specifically by you.
Teachers work with students in their classrooms using Sphero.
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

To Teachers, Love Sphero

First of all, Hi. We love you. We wouldn’t be here making robots and STEM kits if teachers like you hadn’t inspired us, pushed us, and encouraged us to bring enough gum for the whole class. So, thank you for that.
A girl and her mom work on STEAM-based activities with Sphero Mini Activity Kit at a table at home.
Learning at HomeAmanda Vaden

STEAM Activities for Kids

As we move further along into this post-pandemic quarantine, parents everywhere are looking for ways to keep their child busy throughout the day. While binge watching television shows may be a solution for some, there are much better ways to engage your child. You can even help them gain new skills while staying at home. 
A boy sits at his desk in a classroom working on a computer with Sphero BOLT.
EducationAmanda Vaden

STEM Education: How to Bring STEM Learning into the Classroom

In today’s quick-to-change world, it’s more important than ever that we prepare students to solve tomorrow’s problems. If we hope to crack the world’s most challenging issues, we need more innovative thinkers, self-driven inventors, and creative problem-solvers in the workplace. The solution is clear: to meet the talent demand, we need to focus on STEM education in school. 
A girl sits on the stairs at home coding her Sphero BOLT.
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Webinar: Connecting to Your Environment During Remote Learning

May 7, 2020, 1 PM MDT - Join three Sphero Heroes in a cross-curricular conversation as we share project ideas that can be used with students of all ages in your unique environment.

Sphero RVR navigating a tape maze on the floor of a house.
Learning at HomeRichard Perry

Social Distancing STEM Project

When our school closed and we moved learning to online at home, I started looking for a way to sustain cooperative interaction with my students during these times of responsible social distancing.  I landed on remote coding.
A boy sits at his desk in a classroom working on a computer with Sphero BOLT.
Sphero SupportAmanda Vaden

What is SpheroCare?

SpheroCare is an extended warranty program that allows you to bring our bots and bits into your home or classroom knowing your investment is protected. By purchasing SpheroCare, you can explore, play, and learn with reckless abandon!
Young boy and father sit at desk while learning off a laptop together.
Learning at HomeDrew Biskner

How to Celebrate “Take Your Kids to Work Day” While Working from Home

Today is National Take Your Kids to Work Day. Under normal circumstances, it would be a time for you to bring your kids to the office to give them a glimpse into the working world, teach them something new, and share experiences together. Obviously, this year things are a bit different. 
Sphero Global Challenge logo with space background.
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

The Sphero Global Challenge is coming!

COMING FALL 2020! The Sphero Global Challenge is the ultimate STEM competition and an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills. 
A young boy sits in a classroom working on an assignment.
EducationAmanda Vaden

21st Century Skills in the Classroom for Student Success

Here at Sphero, we talk a lot about 21st Century Skills, and we’re certain you’ve heard A LOT about them. (The phrase has become somewhat of a buzzword.) But what are 21st Century Skills and which are the most important? Well, the short answer is they’re all important, but we’ll dive into each one a bit further here and how to best implement the right activities and curriculum to achieve them as goals.