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.
A girl wearing headphones works through her hybrid learning classes on her laptop at home.
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Hybrid Learning: An Educator’s Guide

When it comes to modern education, hybrid learning continues to grow in popularity — and for good reason. Providing the best of both traditional classrooms and virtual settings, hybrid learning allows students to receive flexible curriculum delivery that meets their individual learning styles and unique needs. 
Young boy coding Sphero Mini on his tablet through salt and pepper grinder.
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Six Ways Coding, Computer Science & Robots Empower Children with Autism

Can coding benefit autism? If the increased focus on computer science and coding skills in schools gives any sign, it’s good for kids in general. But there’s something extra that makes learning to code for children with autism even more worthwhile. 
Students engaging with a Sphero BOLT programmable robot in the classroom.
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The 3 Best Programmable Robot Kits for Beginners

We’ve compiled a list of our three favorite programmable robot kits for beginners so you can get started as soon as the delivery driver knocks on your door. Let’s explore each robot for kids more in-depth to learn what you can do with it! 

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3 Ways To Teach Kids Problem-Solving Skills

When children encounter roadblocks in their daily lives, problem-solving skills become essential. Rather than becoming frustrated when confronted with a problem — such as dealing with peer pressure, a difficult exam, or a lost toy — problem-solving skills allow kids to manage their emotions, think creatively, and discover thoughtful solutions. 
Three hands holding littleBits from the Code Kit.
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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.
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. 
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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.
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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 girl programs her Sphero BOLT with a laptop by herself.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Actively Engaging Distance Learners

Happy New Year, everyone! (We can still celebrate 13 days in, right?!) We're kicking off 2021 with an awesome webinar topic, lead by three of our veteran Sphero Heroes. Join us for tips and ideas on how to actively engage your distance learners.

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Special Needs Education: How Play-Based Learning Can Help Students With Special Needs

At Sphero, we understand how difficult it’s been to keep special needs students on track during a global pandemic, which is why we are here to talk about guided play-based learning. 
A boy sits at his desk at home and works independently on an assignment.
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Autonomous vs. Asynchronous Learning: What's the Difference?

Online and hybrid learning approaches are quickly growing in popularity as schools continue to temporarily close  or limit capacity. Not only does this form of education feature schedule-friendly options, but students and teachers also relish being able to incorporate self-directed, autonomous learning, or asynchronous learning activities.