4 Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
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4 Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 3rd until May 7th. Now is the time to find ways to say thank you to the teachers in your life who shape the lives of our future. This guide covers Teacher Appreciation Week ideas and the importance of showing gratitude.
4 Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
At SchoolSphero Staff

4 Ways To Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 3rd until May 7th. Now is the time to find ways to say thank you to the teachers in your life who shape the lives of our future. This guide covers Teacher Appreciation Week ideas and the importance of showing gratitude.
Students work on building Sphero robots in the makerspace at their school.
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Webinar: STEM & Computer Science Funding Options

In this 45 minute webinar, we’ll learn about the types of STEM funding available and how to get it. Register to join us today!
A class of elementary school kids look on as Sphero RVR traverses a pile of books.
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STEM Educational Resources for Every Age

Here are some of Sphero’s best educational resources for STEM learning, suitable for each age and grade level.
A person's hands type on a lap top indicating types of coding languages.
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Your Guide to Different Types of Coding Languages

With hundreds of coding languages in existence, it can feel overwhelming to break into the world of computer programming or introduce these concepts to students. Here is breakdown of the various types of coding languages. 
A girl drives her Sphero BOLT in a pool as part of a STEM Summer Camp activity.
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Sphero's Guide to the Ultimate STEM Summer Camp

We asked Kendra Werner, Sphero’s Education Program Manager, about why she believes STEM summer camps are important and how you can get started. Let’s dive in and learn more about how you can host a STEM summer camp this year with Sphero and littleBits!
An industrial robot packs boxes in a warehouse.
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You’ll Never Guess The Inventors of These 5 Inventions!

We consulted our community of educators, Sphero Heroes, to help tell the stories of these modern innovators and why they’re worth learning about — here’s what they had to say.

A boy and a girl build a pinball game out of littleBits and craft materials.
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STEM Activities and Games for Kids

When teaching STEM to children, games and fun activities can be a helpful resource to keep learners engaged, stimulated, and eager to learn.
Two girls work together on a laptop; Javascript text is on the chalkboard behind them.
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How Can I Improve My Child’s Critical Thinking Skills?

Using information available, combined with skills acquired, can help make good decisions. That’s the basic process of critical thinking. Critical thinkers can solve problems by keeping a clear mind and rational thoughts that will help you analyze a situation and make a sound decision.
A boy builds a littleBits Doodle Wizard invention in his classroom.
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STEM Teaching Resources

STEM teaching is the hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts, and it’s becoming an increasingly important part of modern-day education. STEM skills grant students the 21st-century abilities needed to perform a wide range of both essential and highly-skilled jobs.
A man holds a small sign that reads "Don't be afraid to fail."
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Why Failing is Important in Education

Risk-taking, leaping, trying again, and failing are part of our genetic material. Without it, humans would not have inhabited every corner of this planet. Oftentimes we can see failure, particularly in exams, as negative — one of the worst things we can allow students to experience. But what if we allow students to fail in a safe space and make learning a personal endeavor?

An Earth Day illustration on April 22 on a calendar.
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4 STEAM Activities To Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day STEAM activities can teach children that they can play an integral role in making the planet healthier. Since 1970, people of all ages have celebrated Earth Day every April 22nd. As our planet continues facing water scarcity challenges, climate change, and more, Earth Day's message is more important than ever.
A young girl codes her Sphero Mini Golf ball with a tablet.
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When’s the Right Time To Teach a Kid How To Code?

In today’s digital world, learning to code and being familiar with coding concepts are crucial parts of a child’s education. In addition to the practical applications for coding, it also provides a framework for kids to become familiar with using technology, solving problems, and applying critical thinking skills from an early age.
Teachers wearing blue Sphero Super Hero capes.
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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.