7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom
Kamrey Mantz

7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom

The scaffolding theory is something most educators do a bit of naturally. But, when planned purposefully, this strategy becomes an empowering tool to help unlock students' capabilities. One of the primary benefits of scaffolding techniques is that it creates a supportive learning environment. Scaffolding encourages students to ask questions, support their peers, and think independently— all of which help students take ownership of their education.
7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom
Kamrey Mantz

7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom

The scaffolding theory is something most educators do a bit of naturally. But, when planned purposefully, this strategy becomes an empowering tool to help unlock students' capabilities. One of the primary benefits of scaffolding techniques is that it creates a supportive learning environment. Scaffolding encourages students to ask questions, support their peers, and think independently— all of which help students take ownership of their education.
7 Teaching Strategies to Bring Learning to Life
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7 Teaching Strategies to Bring Learning to Life

Teachers don’t need to keep to just one strategy. A blend of approaches works well to serve the diverse needs of children and the different ways that they absorb information. In fact, teachers can incorporate strategies that welcome students into the teaching process, helping to communicate instructions and goals more clearly.

It’s indi’s First Birthday! Let’s Party.
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It’s indi’s First Birthday! Let’s Party.

September 2022 marks one year of Sphero indi bringing play-based learning to the classroom for the earliest learners. A lot has happened during indi’s first year—it was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021, made its way into thousands of Pre-K and elementary classrooms across the world, and filled our feed with kiddos having so much fun learning! We’d love to celebrate this milestone with all of you, so here’s a free printable activity for indi’s first birthday party!

Universal Design for Learning and Its Place in the Classroom
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Universal Design for Learning and Its Place in the Classroom

Universal Design for Learning is a teaching framework developed by Massachusetts-based education nonprofit CAST that caters to all students regardless of their personality type or academic ability. Based on scientific insights into the learning process, UDL provides guidelines for all forms of learning, both inside and outside the classroom.
How to Use Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom
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How to Use Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom

Inquiry-based learning is a method of learning where students are asked questions based on real-life experiences. By contextualizing the questions, students explore how they think, rather than simply being told what to think. At its core, inquiry-based learning encourages students to be more curious about their learning and to reflect deeply on how they arrive at conclusions.

Incorporating the Socratic Method While Teaching STEM
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Incorporating the Socratic Method While Teaching STEM

Teachers can facilitate thought-provoking classroom discussions in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for a unique strategy to build your students’ critical thinking skills, the Socratic method is worth exploring. As we dive deeper we’ll discuss the Socratic method and how teachers can use this philosophy while teaching STEM.
Tips to Find STEM Internships for High School Students
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Tips to Find STEM Internships for High School Students

A survey conducted with over 11,000 students showed that the majority of respondents are planning to embark on a career in STEM. This is not surprising, considering workers in STEM occupations experience lower rates of unemployment and higher salaries than those in non-STEM occupations.

There are many reasons why you should consider pursuing an internship in a STEM field while you’re still in high school.

Electrical vs. Mechanical Engineering
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Electrical vs. Mechanical Engineering

Electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are dynamic areas of study that are similar, yet different in scope. If you’re interested in the applied sciences, you might be wondering which area of engineering is best for you. Here’s a look at the differences between electrical vs. mechanical engineering to help you make your choice and set you on the right path. 

Sphero's Guide to Chemical Engineering: What Is Chemical Engineering?
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Sphero's Guide to Chemical Engineering: What Is Chemical Engineering?

Engineering is a massive field, full of many engineering types and career options that are as life-changing and rewarding as they can be lucrative. One of the most engaging of these fields is chemical engineering — where science, math, and creative problem solving come together.
Civil Engineering is a rewarding career option
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What Does a Civil Engineer Do? A Guide to Civil Engineering

The importance of a civil engineer's job should never be underestimated. Without them, we wouldn't have the infrastructure that we do to function as a large society. In this blog post, we'll take a look at exactly what civil engineering is and what civil engineers do.

Software engineering is a fun and rewarding STEM career choice.
At SchoolBrian Kellner

Sphero's Guide to Software Engineering

Simply put, a career in software engineering can be challenging and exhilarating. Here’s what this path entails, how software engineers fill important roles, and how Sphero can help. 
Mechanical engineering is the most popular engineering degree and it’s also the broadest.
At SchoolSphero Team

Sphero’s Guide to Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the most popular engineering degree and it’s also the broadest. This blog covers the definition of mechanical engineering as well as the types of problems they solve, the work they do, and more. 
Aerospace engineering is a fascinating area to study and create a career path.
At SchoolSphero Team

Sphero's Guide to Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the field of study revolving around the design of aircraft, satellites, spacecraft, and missiles. Here’s some more information about what skills you need to be an aerospace engineer and what this career path involves.