Sphero Webinar: Using Project-Based Learning to make at home and in the classroom
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Using Project-Based Learning to make at home and in the classroom

This 45-minute, free webinar will show you how to utilize project-based learning to engage children in the making process no matter where they are. Sphero Hero Nicholas Provenzano will showcase the work he has done with students in his Makerspace and when his school transitioned to remote learning. 
Sphero Webinar: Unlock Creative Confidence Through Invention
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Unlock Creative Confidence Through Invention

Watch this 45-minute webinar about inventing with littleBits. In this webinar, we will help educators empower their students to unlock their creative confidence through invention by learning about littleBits and the Invention Cycle.
A drawing of a simple circuit showing the power source and a loop to a light bulb.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

What is a Circuit?

In this blog, we’ll explore how circuits work and how you can start building simple circuits with littleBits to further explore the basic principles of circuitry and invent some cool creations along the way.
A littleBits micro:bit adapter invention on top of a Sphero RVR robot on a desk in front of a laptop.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Four littleBits Inventions to 'Level Up' Your Learning with micro:bit

If you’re a current micro:bit user, we have exciting news to share with you. The littleBits micro:bit Adapter is available! Now you can now add your micro:bit to your littleBits circuits for endless invention possibilities.
A teacher works with her class on a painting with Sphero robots at a table.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

#BeyondCode: How Sphero Fosters Creativity Through Computer Science

Creativity. It's been criticized, overlooked, and misconstrued. Of course creativity can translate to artistic talents, but you can also be a creative mathematician, historian, teacher, and yes, even a creative programmer. Sphero's STEAM Education program teaches coding and 21st century literacy, but it also goes beyond code and fosters creativity.
Students work together to build an invention on top of a Sphero RVR robot.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Project-Based Learning Examples: 6 PBL activities for home or in the classroom

Here at Sphero, we absolutely love project-based learning. We keep it top of mind when developing new educational tools and make activities and games that actively encourage it. Our passion for project-based learning makes us excited to share our knowledge with readers during the quarantine. 
A boy sits at his desk in a classroom working on a computer with Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

STEM Education: How to Bring STEM Learning into the Classroom

In today’s quick-to-change world, it’s more important than ever that we prepare students to solve tomorrow’s problems. If we hope to crack the world’s most challenging issues, we need more innovative thinkers, self-driven inventors, and creative problem-solvers in the workplace. The solution is clear: to meet the talent demand, we need to focus on STEM education in school. 
Sphero RVR navigating a tape maze on the floor of a house.
At HomeRichard Perry

Social Distancing STEM Project

When our school closed and we moved learning to online at home, I started looking for a way to sustain cooperative interaction with my students during these times of responsible social distancing.  I landed on remote coding.
A young boy sits in a classroom working on an assignment.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

21st Century Skills in the Classroom for Student Success

Here at Sphero, we talk a lot about 21st Century Skills, and we’re certain you’ve heard A LOT about them. (The phrase has become somewhat of a buzzword.) But what are 21st Century Skills and which are the most important? Well, the short answer is they’re all important, but we’ll dive into each one a bit further here and how to best implement the right activities and curriculum to achieve them as goals.
A piece of paper with STEM on it is surrounded by various school supplies.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

STEM vs. STEAM

While many teachers and administrators are feeling the pressure to prepare students for emerging careers in science and technology, it’s important to remember that, for many students, the arts are just as important. From creating music to calligraphy, creativity and the arts have a place in almost everyone's daily life. 
Sponges and cleaning spray on counter.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Sphero and littleBits Products

Germs. They're all around us, all the time, so it's good practice to regularly and properly clean and disinfect high-touch and shared items in your classroom. Below is our step-by-step guide on how to get clean your Sphero robots and littleBits.