Learning gaps are a concern for many parents and educators this school year.
At SchoolAdam Welcome

Learning Gaps: Types, Examples, and Tips To Solve Them

As we approach the second half of the 2021-2022 school year, we are now realizing the long-lasting effects that learning gaps have had on our students—and it’s important to help bring them back up to speed while caring for ourselves, too. 
Learning gaps are a concern for many parents and educators this school year.
At SchoolAdam Welcome

Learning Gaps: Types, Examples, and Tips To Solve Them

As we approach the second half of the 2021-2022 school year, we are now realizing the long-lasting effects that learning gaps have had on our students—and it’s important to help bring them back up to speed while caring for ourselves, too. 
Coding projects for kids with Sphero are a fun way to learn the foundations of programming.
At SchoolBrandon Hazzard

7 Coding Projects for Beginners

Learning to code requires more than book learning. The programming concepts and knowledge picked up from reading are necessary, but as any programmer will tell you, it takes hands-on practice to turn that knowledge into working skills. 
This guide offers 14 STEM gifts for kids.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

STEM Gifts: 14 STEM Gifts for Kids & Teens

Whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday, or as a reward for making good grades, STEM gifts for kids are a wildly popular option for a variety of ages and skill levels. But you may be asking yourself, how do I pick the right STEM gift for the special kids in my life? This guide will help you out.
Sphero indi honored on TIME's Best Inventions List for 2021.
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Sphero® indi™ Named to TIME’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021

Sphero, the industry leader in EdTech programmable robots, standards-aligned computer science curriculum, and STEAM-based educational tools, is excited to announce that indi, the most approachable, screenless learning robot for kids four and up, is an honoree on TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021 list. 
How To Use A Sphero Mini Sensor Board For First-Year Physics Labs
At SchoolJohn R. Conrad

How To Use A Sphero Mini Sensor Board For First-Year Physics Labs

In this blog post, I would like to share how the Sphero Mini Sensor board (SMSB) was hacked from a Sphero Mini as a learning tool for my university students. This is a great project for college or first-year high school physics labs. After reading the entire article, I welcome you to reach out to me directly to try it for yourself. 
Rebuilding connections in the classroom is important after a year and a half of remote and hybrid learning.
At SchoolKate Sheppard

Rebuilding Personal Connections in the Classroom

Every Sunday since schools reopened families across the country have been having the same conversation: Why do we have to go back to school? Why can’t teachers just continue teaching remotely?
A boy and girl sit at a table playing an arcade game built from a littleBits kit.
At HomeSphero Team

What is National STEM/STEAM Day? Here are Six Ways to Celebrate

There's no debate that STEM and STEAM skills are integral in children's education. That's why every November 8 since 2015, National STEM/STEAM Day illuminates the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Encouraging children to advance in these fields will crucially support the backbone of the country — and its future.
Sphero & SAS 2021 Commitment to CSForAll
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Sphero & SAS 2021 Commitment to CSForAll

Sphero is teaming up with SAS to empower educators across the country to learn how they can implement computer science education for students with visual impairments with Sphero BOLT and SAS® CodSnaps braille blocks. 
Should STEM Education be a part of education standards?
At SchoolAngela Stone

Should STEM Be Part of Education Standards?

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals play a vital role in sustaining the growth and stability of the economy. In the long run, STEM education fosters critical thinkers, improves science literacy, and empowers a generation of innovators.
Professional development webinar on the engineering design process from Sphero.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Inspired Problem Solving: The Engineering Design Process

Join us live: Wednesday, November 3rd at 3 PM MDT
BONUS: Attend live for PD credit, the chance to win a Sphero BOLT (or indi, if you teach early learners), and join other educators in the conversation!
Want to learn how to build a robot? Our step-by-step guide will show you how.
At SchoolSphero Team

How To Build A Robot: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners

In this article, two engineers from the Sphero team will fill you in on what you need to know to get started working with kids to build robots as part of a STEAM activity, including what tools, materials, and supplies you need, which steps to follow, and why programming is the next area where kids can engage after building their robots.
There a many types of engineering. In our blog, we explore 7 types of engineering and what professionals in those jobs do.
At SchoolJim Konish

What Are 7 Types of Engineering?

Learning about engineering at a young age is a great way to prepare students for an interesting and fulfilling career. Engineers move society forward by designing new machines, developing new medicines, harnessing the power of electricity, and creating other things that change the way we live and work.
Halloween STEM activities for kids are a fun way to celebrate the holiday in school!
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

4 Fun Halloween STEM Activities for Kids

It seems like the minute the calendar flips over to October 1 all things creepy and mysterious take over. The air starts to cool, the pumpkins are spiced, and we all start the spectacular countdown to the 31st so we can don our best costumes and enjoy a bewitchingly good time.