Two teenager girls sit together back to back in a computer lab at school.
At SchoolSphero Staff

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.
Two teenager girls sit together back to back in a computer lab at school.
At SchoolSphero Staff

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.
At SchoolSphero Staff

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.
At HomeSphero Staff

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.
A female engineers stands in her workspace in front of various equipment while wearing a white lab coat and clear safety goggles.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Celebrate Engineers Week with Six Different Types of Engineering

National Engineers Week falls this month, which provides one way for students to explore engineering. The week is ideal for introducing kids to all the disciplines of engineering through engaging discussions and activities. Read on for a short and sweet description of the different types of engineers and their work.

An illustration of a female scientist on a teal printed background.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Women in STEM: Paving the Way for Future Female Leaders

At Sphero, we celebrate this rise of women in STEM-related careers and encourage young girls to pursue similar passions to further close the gap. We asked our community of Sphero Hero educators for their insights and experiences on being women in the STEM field today and why it’s important to learn about female STEM leaders — here’s what they had to say.
Sphero Webinar: Limitless learning with littleBits
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Limitless learning with littleBits

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll explore how littleBits powered by Sphero can support diverse learning possibilities in computer science, design engineering, and tech literacy. 
Introducing the Sphero Heroes Class of 2021!
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Meet the 2021 Sphero Heroes

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the 2021 class of Sphero Heroes, in no particular order. While 2020 was not a normal school year by any stretch of the imagination, these 18 outstanding educators found innovative ways to apply Sphero robots and littleBits STEAM kits to their curriculum.
Two young girl students work together on a project using a laptop and Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Teaching ELA Subjects Through a STEAM Mindset

Twenty-first-century schools remain eager to incorporate a STEAM-based curriculum, but it's not always an easy task. Successful STEAM programs go deeper than an after-school robotics club. Bridging STEAM with different content areas helps ensure a well-rounded education as students deepen their understanding of each subject. Read on to learn more about the benefits of incorporating a STEAM mindset into your daily curriculum.
Computer Science Foundations Course 1 book with a Sphero BOLT and tablet on a desk.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Computer Science Curriculum: Standards-Aligned Computer Science Foundations

In this blog, we’ll cover the national and international standards that Computer Science Foundations is aligned with and explore how to get started with computer science in your classroom.
Two teenage girls work together in a makerspace to build an invention on top of their Sphero RVR.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

What Third-Party Hardware is Compatible with Sphero RVR?

In this blog, we’ll look “under the hood” of RVR, explore the different third party hardware that’s compatible with it, and hear from one of the engineers who worked tirelessly to bring this first-of-its-kind robot to you. 
A girl looks frustrated at the kitchen table as she looks at he tablet while her mom leans in to assure her.
At HomeSphero Staff

Stress Management for Kids: 9 Ways To Reduce Student Stress

As the pandemic has shaken up the way we’ve done things for the past year, students have been under more pressure than usual. With remote learning being implemented by school districts across the country, many students are having a difficult time focusing on schoolwork, struggling with long periods of social isolation, and spending far too much time looking at screens. That’s a whole lot of stress-inducing situations.
A teenage girl looks frustrated as she sits at her desk at home looking at a tablet and taking notes.
At HomeSphero Staff

How to Re-engage and Motivate Remote Learners in the New Year

As we enter 2021, we begin a new year and a new semester for remote learners. Many students throughout the United States are heading back to remote learning environments after their holiday break. That leads parents and educators to wonder how they can promote re-engagement and motivation for students at a time when remote learning burnout can be at an all-time high.
A boy wears a littleBits invention on his head.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Invention Literacy and How it Applies to STEM Education

People design and construct the objects that we interact with daily. From computer code to electronics to brick and mortar, the next generation of builders, designers, leaders, and thinkers must understand how digital and physical objects in our world come to fruition. This way, they'll feel confident to design and build their own.