Young girl playing with BOLT in classroom.
Amanda Vaden

Upcoming Webinar: Play is a Powerful Teacher

At Sphero we believe that play is a powerful teacher. In this 45 minute webinar, you’ll learn how play and inquiry-based learning puts students’ questions, ideas and observations at the center of their learning experiences. You’ll learn how Sphero promotes play-based learning to boost engagement and motivation in students of all ages. 
Young girl playing with BOLT in classroom.
Amanda Vaden

Upcoming Webinar: Play is a Powerful Teacher

At Sphero we believe that play is a powerful teacher. In this 45 minute webinar, you’ll learn how play and inquiry-based learning puts students’ questions, ideas and observations at the center of their learning experiences. You’ll learn how Sphero promotes play-based learning to boost engagement and motivation in students of all ages. 
A piece of paper with STEM on it is surrounded by various school supplies.
EducationAmanda 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. 
A teenage boy since at a desk at home coding with a Sphero BOLT.
Learning at HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero's Guide to Learning at Home

With so many of us working and learning from home right now, we want to support our community with easy access to quality educational content and other resources to help keep kids actively engaged and learning from the living room. 
What's in the bot text next to Sphero SPRK image.
Amanda Vaden

What's in the bot?

Happy National Robotics Week, fellow humans!

One question we get asked a lot is, “What’s inside your robots?” The short answer is, “Lots of smart, techy stuff.” We realize that’s not very satisfying, so if you’re interested in the long answer, read on.

A girl and her family sit at the kitchen counter at home learning and coding with Sphero BOLTs.
Learning at HomeAmanda Vaden

STEM at Home: A Parent's Cookbook to Teaching STEM

If you have a child in school, you’ve probably seen or heard the term “STEM.” STEM is a term used to describe the study of four academic disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and math. While children have always studied these subjects, STEM brings them together in new ways through an interdisciplinary approach to education.
Sphero Computer Science Foundations on desk while being used on tablet.
Amanda Vaden

Getting Started with Sphero Computer Science Foundations

What is CSF and how do you get started? If you’re new to computer science, or a parent who is currently adjusting to teaching their kids from the living room, we’ve got a quick start guide below to help you get rolling and coding in no time.
STEM clipart of woman surrounded by STEM related images.
Amanda Vaden

9 Notable Women in STEM to Honor on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally. 
Sponges and cleaning spray on counter.
Amanda Vaden

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

It’s cold and flu season, and with the current concern over the rapid spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a coronavirus) the Sphero team has been hyper focused on how we can help educators, students and parents stay healthy. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to clean and properly disinfect Sphero robots and littleBits.
Students working together on Sphero BOLT coding.
Amanda Vaden

Sphero® Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

Sphero, the industry leader in edtech programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.
Child making colorful art with smart phone.
Vicki Grisanti

Spark Creativity with Coding & Computer Science

Educators and parents alike ask themselves how to best prepare students for the future in a world that is changing rapidly with complex problems to be solved.  
Group of students working together on littleBits products.
Alexis Bell

Make Kindness Matter & Create Community Through Code

Join us in celebrating World Kindness Day this week and encourage kind behavior all year long with some of the resources we're sharing, including a full case study sharing how one local technology company and elementary school made kindness a cornerstone of their partnership.
February Black History Month chalk board image.
Amanda Vaden

African American Leaders in STEM to Honor for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an important time to recognize the challenges and injustices black people have faced throughout history and into today. It’s also a time to celebrate and honor the many notable changemakers of color, especially those of which we can thank for pioneering the way through influential discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Sphero BOLT and code map paired with activity cards image.
Amanda Vaden

Sphero BOLT + Code Mat — the Perfect Pair for Play-Based STEAM Learning

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and Eggs. Romeo and Juliet. These are some of the most notorious love stories ever told. But here at Sphero, we believe there is no greater love than the love for STEAM learning and education.