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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. 
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. 
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At SchoolAmanda Vaden

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

Germs. They're all around us, all the time, so it's good practice to regularly and properly clean and disinfect high-touch and shared items in your classroom. Below is our step-by-step guide on how to get clean your 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.
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Alexis Bell

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.
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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).
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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.
BOLT on desk in classroom with teacher in the background.
App UpdateAmanda Vaden

Sphero Q&A: Chrome OS Update

Google has started releasing Chrome OS version 78 to eligible Chromebooks. While this version does have a number of great new features, we have also found that there is an incompatibility with the Sphero Edu app. With Chrome OS 78, some Sphero robots will no longer connect successfully. We recommend withholding from this OS update if compatibility with BOLT and Mini is vital.
Educator Starter Kit activity.
Amanda Vaden

littleBits Open-And-Go Intro Kit Makes STEAM Learning Easy!

This open-and-go introductory kit is designed for K-12 educators looking to explore a flexible, yet powerful STEAM classroom solution. The Kit includes a unique sample set of Bits and materials to create simple inventions and test out a lesson or two with a small group of students right out of the box. No prior STEAM experience required! 
A teacher looks on as students code and create with Sphero RVR in their classroom.
Amanda Vaden

Sphero Raises $45,000 to Fund Classroom Projects for Teachers Across the U.S.

BOULDER, Colo., December 3, 2019 — Sphero, the leading robotics and educational STEAM company, announced today it has raised $45,000 to fund classroom projects for the holidays through its partnership with DonorsChoose, a non-profit organization that allows teachers to request products and experiences they need most for their classrooms.
BOLT on desk in classroom with teacher in the background.
Amanda Vaden

Update: Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS version 78

Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.

We appreciate your patience while we worked through the connectivity issues experienced over the past couple of weeks. There is an update to the Sphero Edu app, as outlined below.

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Alexis Bell

Engaging Ways to Build Literacy Skills in Middle School

Check it out, we’ve got more to offer for the ELA classroom! Are you a middle school educator looking to engage your adolescent learners in practicing literacy skills such as identifying symbolism, writing informative essays, describing critical character traits, and developing deeper vocabulary? Well, say hello to the new littleBits ELA Middle School Unit developed by Ellie Werner at littleBits! 
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Alexis Bell

Inspire Students to Make a Difference!

In recognition of United Nations Day, October 24, and Make A Difference Day, October 26, we’re encouraging inventors everywhere to do some good in the world!