A boy drives his Sphero Mini across the kitchen table through obstacles created out of cooking utensils.
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19 STEM Projects for Virtual Learning and 21st Century Skills

With the pandemic changing how many students are being educated — including hybrid learning environments becoming the new normal — how can you be sure your remote learners are getting the education they need while learning from home? Enter virtual STEM projects. 
A boy drives his Sphero Mini across the kitchen table through obstacles created out of cooking utensils.
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19 STEM Projects for Virtual Learning and 21st Century Skills

With the pandemic changing how many students are being educated — including hybrid learning environments becoming the new normal — how can you be sure your remote learners are getting the education they need while learning from home? Enter virtual STEM projects. 
A boy and girl sit at a table playing an arcade game built from a littleBits kit.
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What is National STEM/STEAM Day? Here are Five Ways to Celebrate.

There's no debate that STEM and STEAM skills are integral in children's education. That's why every November 8 since 2015, National STEM/STEAM Day illuminates the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Encouraging children to advance in these fields will crucially support the backbone of the country — and its future.
A male teacher works with a student on her littleBits invention in front of a chalkboard in a classroom.
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11 Reasons Why Professional Development for Teachers is Critical

As a teacher, you know that in order to be a successful educator, you yourself can never stop learning. This is true in most professions, but learning for teachers is especially important. Why? Because the love of learning is contagious. As teachers learn new skills they pass that knowledge on to their students who ultimately succeed. It’s truly a win-win! 
Five Fun, Enriching STEM Gifts for Kids
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Five Fun, Enriching STEM Gifts for Kids

Looking for the perfect STEM gift for your special kid? We’ve got you covered with our fun, hands-on educational robots and STEM kits so that you can give the gift of learning all year-round.

9 Recess Games for Social Distancing with Sphero
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9 Recess Games for Social Distancing with Sphero

If your child is new to hybrid learning due to the pandemic, there is one simple (but necessary) educational program that could be lost while learning from home: recess.
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7 Misconceptions About Introducing Computer Science to your Classroom

Whether you’re a computer science teacher or a teacher who is looking to implement a STEM program in your school, we have several tips and ideas to help you build a strong case for STEM and computer science.
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Social-Emotional Learning Activities to Integrate Into Your Hybrid 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.
A girl in a purple sweatshirt sits at her desk coding her Sphero BOLT on a tablet.
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Sphero’s Guide to STEM Education Funding

If you’re an educator interested in starting a STEM education program at your school, you may find yourself wondering where and how to get funding for it. When it comes to incorporating STEM into the classroom, support can come from a surprising number of sources -- and sometimes, all you have to do is ask. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources to help drive innovative tech adoption in your classroom.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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. 

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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.