Middle school students practice computational thinking in the classroom with Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolSphero Staff

5 Ways To Teach Computational Thinking in the Classroom

Computational thinking is one of the most important skill sets educators can foster in young learners. It’s a cornerstone of early childhood development, giving kids an approach to problem-solving that develops a solution by following a series of steps: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design.
Middle school students practice computational thinking in the classroom with Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolSphero Staff

5 Ways To Teach Computational Thinking in the Classroom

Computational thinking is one of the most important skill sets educators can foster in young learners. It’s a cornerstone of early childhood development, giving kids an approach to problem-solving that develops a solution by following a series of steps: decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithm design.
Sphero Mini is ideal for a variety of learners or all ages and coding stages.
At HomeKamrey Mantz

Meet Sphero Mini: Teeny, Tiny Tech in a Powerful Robotic Ball

Have you ever heard the expression, “Good things come in small packages”? When it comes to robots, they’re no exception! The Sphero Mini is our tiniest, most colorful programmable robot that is the perfect tool for having fun or learning in school or at home.
Kids learn social emotional skills in early childhood with educational tools like programmable robots for kids.
At SchoolBrandy New

Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

Social and emotional development is an essential step in every child’s education and growth. This ongoing process is all about developing the abilities necessary to understand and manage emotions, allowing children to communicate, learn, and navigate the world effectively.
The Sphero Global Challenge Robotics Competition Season Two registration is now open.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

It’s Time For Our Next Robotics Competition: Sphero Global Challenge Season 2

Coming off the heels of a successful inaugural season of the Sphero Global Challenge, we’re excited to announce that registration for Season Two is now open. We’re back with a new year of challenges, a fun new theme, and new robots to take your students’ learning further with Sphero! 
Algorithms are all around us in the real world, like traffic lights, and how they work.
At SchoolSphero Staff

6 Examples of Using Algorithms in the Real World

Algorithms and computational thinking are so important for young learners because they teach kids how to solve problems and develop step-by-step processes, both at school and outside the classroom. 
Young children work on activities with Sphero indi in a classroom.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Child Development Resources & Activities

While every child is different, the same general skills can be expected to develop at certain ages. Parents and teachers can help ensure their students are reaching age-appropriate developmental milestones by incorporating enriching lessons into daily activities and monitoring progress.
A teenage boy programs his Sphero BOLT on his laptop at his desk at home.
At SchoolKamrey Mantz

How to Get Started Programming with Your Sphero BOLT

You got your Sphero BOLT, you’ve downloaded the Sphero Edu app and taken it for a spin, now what? In this blog, we’ll cover the basics of programming with Sphero BOLT and how to level up your knowledge along the way. 
Students practice computational thinking skills with Sphero robots in school.
At SchoolSphero Staff

What is Computational Thinking? A Guide to Computational Thinking, Algorithms, and Pattern Recognition

If you’re new to the concept of computational thinking, this blog will further break down exactly what it is, why it’s an important skill to start developing at an early age, and how educators can encourage it in the classroom and at home. 
How to Teach Kids to Code, Even Without a Computer
At HomeAngela Stone

How to Teach Kids to Code, Even Without a Computer

Knowledge of computer science and programming will become crucial in most future careers. This justifies why more than 90% of U.S parents want their children to be taught computer science, and 40% of schools have already included programming topics in their education curriculum. 
A man holds two pink Sphero Minis in his hands.
Sphero NewsKamrey Mantz

What is Sphero? The Who, What, and Why.

Sphero, the industry leader in edtech programmable robots, standards-aligned computer science curriculum, and STEAM-based educational tools, was founded in 2010 in Boulder, Colorado, and has since grown to reach over 40,000 educators, 20,000 education institutions, and millions of students around the world.
Sphero Global Challenge Robotics Competition for Kids Season 1 Winners
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Season 1 Winners of the Sphero World Championship

Our inaugural season of the annual Sphero Global Challenge robotics competition was a resounding success as 74 teams from eight countries competed in three unique STEM events. In the end, 15 teams made it to the finals to compete in the Sphero World Championship to present their designs and inventions to our “e-STEAM-ed” panelist of judges.
Sphero BOLT is waterproof and can be used in a pool for summer STEAM fun!
At HomeKamrey Mantz

Waterproof Sphero Robots for Summer Fun

In this guide, we cover which Sphero robots are waterproof and which are not. Let’s dive in so you can make a splash with Sphero this summer.
Four young kids program and play with Sphero indi in their classroom.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Meet indi, the First Sphero Robot for Early Learners

Problem-solving, or the ability to think critically to overcome a challenge, is not only an important educational lesson, but a vital life skill that is ideal to teach kids early in their childhood development. That's why we created indi!