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At HomeAmanda Vaden

How to Create a Successful Hybrid Learning Environment: 4 Questions Every Teacher Needs to Answer

As a teacher, your students’ hybrid classroom learning environment is essential for their educational success. From classroom design to the structure of your curriculum, there are many factors for educators to consider when creating comprehensive in-person and virtual learning spaces.
A high school aged boy in a yellow shirt sits at a desk working on a computer.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

How to Create a Successful Hybrid Learning Environment: 4 Questions Every Teacher Needs to Answer

As a teacher, your students’ hybrid classroom learning environment is essential for their educational success. From classroom design to the structure of your curriculum, there are many factors for educators to consider when creating comprehensive in-person and virtual learning spaces.
A girl in a mask lies on the floor of her classroom measuring distanced with a yard stick while programming her Sphero BOLT on a laptop.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Six New Socially-Distanced Activities for Sphero Robots and littleBits STEM Kits

Are you teaching in a socially-distanced environment? If so, look no further than this roundup blog new all new activities to teach with Sphero robots and littleBits STEM kits in a socially distant classroom. 
A person snaps together pink and green littleBits at a white table with a getting started guide nearyby.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

4 STEM Kits and Educational Tools for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

With schools worldwide now back in session, either in-person, hybrid or virtual, parents and educators alike are looking for ways to implement high-quality STEM learning in a safe and effective way. That’s why we’ve created four new at-home learning kits that are designed for parents to help teach coding at home and for educators to facilitate STEAM lessons in a remote or hybrid learning environment. 
The new Sphero Mini Golf in its packaging and sitting on green turf.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Meet Sphero Mini Golf

Now available! 

The new Sphero Mini Golf packs a ton of tech and fun into its golf-ball sized frame. Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this robot is much more advanced than any other ball found on the links -- or in the living room. 

A boy and a girl sit at a table while dying eggs make silly faces into a spoon.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

14 Wacky Wednesday Ideas to Keep Hybrid Learning Interesting

Making hybrid learning fun and engaging for your students can sometimes feel like pulling a cat out of a hat, especially if you’ve created multi-medium lesson plans for many years. Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy way to add some excitement into your in-person and virtual classroom: Wacky Wednesday.

Sphero BOLT robots light up while charging in a BOLT Power Pack case.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Teachers! It's time to upgrade your Sphero robots

We are offering our educators the opportunity to upgrade their loved and used SPRK+ robots and save on our most advanced round robot - Sphero BOLT.
A father sits with his two sons at a kitchen table while they all work on laptops.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

5 Tips for Homeschooling Your Kid for the First Time

Because of COVID-19, a new wave of parents is embracing homeschooling this year. If you’re one of the thousands of parents trying homeschooling for the first time, it can be tricky to know where to start, especially when bad actors may try to steer you in the wrong direction.
Two young boys sit at a kitchen table working on a homework assignment.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Hybrid Learning: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

At Sphero, our STEM-based learning experts are here to explain how hybrid learning can create informative, engaging educational experiences, as well as how our programmable robots and educational tools can help facilitate a robust hybrid learning experience.
A girl and her teacher work together to build a robot with Sphero RVR on a desk with a tablet nearby.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Register Now for the Sphero Global Challenge

The Sphero Global Challenge is our first robotics, invention, and design competition for students around the world. Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions through computational thinking, engineering practices, and programming skills.
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At HomeMegan Glenn

Understanding Coronavirus Through Hands-on Learning

Increasing our knowledge of infectious disease management outside of medical facilities and as part of our everyday lives as a society is one of the most important lessons that we are learning as individuals and communities around the world. The coronavirus pandemic impacts all of us and believe it or not, children can be capable allies in this global health crisis.
A boy sits at a computer at a desk working on a program.
At HomeMarie Johnson

Why You Should Introduce Your Kids to Programming

Programming is a well known, yet rather rare skill. In a discussion about learning programming, most people probably wouldn’t think of teaching children. Programming, however, is nothing more than a new language, and multiple studies have indicated that 10 is the best age to begin learning a new language.
Up close shot of a Sphero BOLT Power Pack with LED matrices spelling out BOLT in purple lights.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

How to Disassemble Your BOLT Power Pack

Did you know you can easily break down a BOLT Power Pack to have 15 individual robots and charging cradles? BOLT Power Packs can be separated into individual BOLTs and BOLT charging cradles, allowing you to send individual robots home with students. This step-by-step guide will show you how to do it properly.
Kids work together at a table to build a robot invention with Sphero RVR.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Webinar: The Sphero Global Challenge

In this free 45-minute webinar we’ll go over each individual event, how to assemble a team, gear to get started, and other questions you might have before registering for the competition. Register now!