A young girl codes her Sphero Mini Golf ball with a tablet.
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When Should Kids Start Learning 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 young girl codes her Sphero Mini Golf ball with a tablet.
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When Should Kids Start Learning 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.
Coding as a Second Language: Incorporating Computer Science into Language Arts
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Coding as a Second Language: Incorporating Computer Science into Language Arts

STEM disciplines are necessary for future advancement and a comfortable tomorrow. Therefore, STEM-based engagement is needed to forge critical thinking among new generations of scientists and engineers. Coding is the first step on that journey.

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The Benefits of Early STEM Education

Parents and teachers want kids to enjoy and understand a range of subjects, from computer science to music, helping them become well-informed while also developing their growing personalities. That’s why it’s important to expose kids to a variety of ideas, concepts, skills, and subjects from a young age.
Season 4 Sphero World Championship winners.
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Sphero World Championship Season 4 Winners

The Sphero World Championship is an annual competition that brings together talented teams worldwide to showcase their programming, problem solving, engineering, and teamwork skills. After weeks of showcasing their presentations to the Sphero judges, the results are in. 
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SEL Activities to Incorporate in the Classroom

Social-emotional learning (SEL) has been on the minds of parents and teachers for years, and for good reason. With social and emotional learning incorporated into everyday curriculums, children are better equipped to do things like manage conflicting emotions or adapt to environmental changes as they grow into adulthood.
The Ethical Hacker’s Role in Cybersecurity
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The Ethical Hacker’s Role in Cybersecurity

Ethical hacking is an important part of building effective cybersecurity, as it anticipates actions malicious hackers could take. In other words, ethical hacking uses hacking skills proactively, helping to identify vulnerabilities in digital systems before they can be exploited by bad actors.
Students build a working prototype with Sphero Blueprint Build parts as part of an experiential learning lesson.
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How Experiential Learning in STEM Develops Critical Thinking Skills

Taking an experiential learning approach in STEM classrooms through hands-on activities and reflection can help students develop critical thinking skills.
A group of high school students works on advanced STEM projects with Sphero Blueprint Build Kits.
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Advanced STEM Projects Using Sphero Robots and Engineering Kits

Learn how Sphero robots' advanced capabilities can challenge students to write code while furthering their understanding of science and engineering concepts.
Students in Tanzania work on learning English and Chinese with Sphero indi in their classroom.
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From Tanzania to China: Driving Language Learning with Sphero indi

When I arrived in Tanzania to discuss a volunteering opportunity, I had no idea that it would lead to me teaching Chinese or that Sphero indi would play such a key role. Now back in the UK, I find myself reflecting on this wonderful experience.
A girl uses Sphero littleBits to create a gift idea for her mom.
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Three STEAM Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

Mom. Mommy. Mama. Whatever name you call her, she’s truly a special woman. This Mother’s Day we know you want to make her feel extra loved. Why not show her with  an awesome and unique Mother’s Day gift that you invent? It’s genuine, personal, and engineered with love, specifically by you.
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6 Ways Tech Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

In this article, we focus on how technology can foster social and emotional learning in schools. 
Three kids work on a challenge card for Sphero indi at their dining room table as part of their homeschool STEM lessons.
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How Sphero Robots & STEM Kits Can Elevate Homeschool Curriculum

Elevate your STEM homeschool curriculum with Sphero coding robots & STEM kits. Learn how these tech tools seamlessly integrate into the subjects you’re already teaching!
Students work on CAD designs on a laptop while building prototypes with Sphero Blueprint Build Kits.
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Learning CAD with Sphero Blueprint

Educators can use the Sphero Blueprint mechanical engineering system to teach students critical CAD skills and other important STEM concepts. Learn how!