9- Volt battery attached to different circuits.
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Cutting Edge Circuit Kits: Why Lightbulbs, Alligator Clips, and 9-Volt Batteries Don’t Cut It In the Classroom Anymore

As STEM careers become integral to the future of work, we need to do all that we can to attract women to STEM, early and often. But how can we get more girls interested in circuitry earlier? How can we teach circuitry in ways that resonate better with both boys and girls?
9- Volt battery attached to different circuits.
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Cutting Edge Circuit Kits: Why Lightbulbs, Alligator Clips, and 9-Volt Batteries Don’t Cut It In the Classroom Anymore

As STEM careers become integral to the future of work, we need to do all that we can to attract women to STEM, early and often. But how can we get more girls interested in circuitry earlier? How can we teach circuitry in ways that resonate better with both boys and girls?
Child in yellow rain jacket looking at camera.
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Changemakers: Greta Thunberg Takes on Climate Change

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke fearlessly on behalf of Climate Justice Now, a global network of climate advocacy groups. She accused attendees of talking only about “green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular.”
Girl conducting stem evaluation on laptop with STEM background.
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Can You Measure a Student’s Progress in STEM?

In an increasingly science and technology-driven world, STEM skills will almost certainly give students a competitive edge in future careers. But for many educators, integrating STEM into the classroom has been a challenge — not to mention figuring out how to measure the effectiveness of their STEM curriculum.
Sphero and TGR Foundation logos.
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Sphero Rolls into Computer Science Education Week with a Hole in One

Sphero enthusiast Sammy Mohammed’s passion for computer science takes him to the green with Tiger Woods

Sphero takes students through meaningful journeys that embrace the world around them — including the fairways and the greens. And this year, during Computer Science Education Week, we are excited to share the journey of 18-year-old Sammy Mohammed.

Girl in laboratory working on inventions.
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4 Brilliant Kid Inventions That Are Part of Our Daily Lives

In honor of Universal Children’s Day, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s thank some young inventors who have inspired us with their ideas! Here are just a few inventions that have become a part of our daily lives.
Child with paint on face looking straight at camera.
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5 Scary Facts About STEM You Probably Didn’t Know

With Halloween earlier this the week, it’s a fitting time for us to reflect on some of the more “terrifying” topics of our times. Starting with some scary STEM stats that might make you think twice about the state of science, technology, engineering, and math in the U.S.
Student using Sphero BOLT on classroom desk.
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Computer Science Ed or Bust!

Sphero Edu partners with CodeFWD by Facebook, plus commits to CSforAll

21st century skills have never been more important, and the way we see it, computer science and programming education are on the up and up. The best part is, we’re not the only ones who think so. We’ve got 2 awesome partnerships that we’re stoked to share with the world.

Child smiling at camera sitting at arts and crafts table.
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New Research Shows that Early Exposure to STEM Sets Kids Up for Success

As a toddler, Jeff Bezos took his crib apart with a screwdriver. Twelve-year-old Mark Zuckerberg used a programming language called Atari BASIC to create a computer messaging system, which he called “ZuckNet.” Larry Page was exposed to STEM from a young age by his parents, who were both computer science professionals.
Sphero BOLT by smart phone image.
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Introducing Sphero BOLT

Sphero Edu is partnering with CodeFWD by Facebook, a free program for a select number of applicants of teachers and other adults working with 4th through 8th graders in the U.S.

List of school goals for educators.
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Back To School Ice Breakers with Sphero

Take your “beginning of the year” icebreakers to a whole new level with Sphero! There are tons of fun and easy ways to have students skipping out of your classroom and feeling great about being a part of a new team. Get your class excited about returning the next day and ready for learning all year long!
Sphero Hero image on How To Succeed In Robotics.
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How to Succeed in Robotics Without Really Trying

From smart phones to self-driving cars, our world is filled with technology. But students and educators alike can still be intimidated about where to start with robotics. Here are four tips that helped me navigate the world of robotics as a student, and now as an educator!
Laptop and tablet with Sphero Edu update.
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Sphero Edu Implements Scratch

The Sphero Edu app has big new updates

The Sphero Edu app is getting some fancy updates, including updating our blocks canvas to be built on the Scratch open-source code base. That changes a few things for existing users that are familiar with our block programming canvas, so we want to make sure you understand our reasons for this change and know that we’re ready to support any questions or concerns you’ve got for us. We want everyone to have the best learning experience possible, so let’s get right to it.

Woman sitting on floor in library working on laptop.
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How Librarians are Incorporating STEAM Instruction Into their Libraries

Librarians are taking a prominent role in bringing STEAM to students in school districts and colleges all over the world. In fact, more than half of school libraries in the U.S. and Canada offer maker programing for youth. This gives students more opportunities to engage in maker-based learning.