An illustration of a female scientist on a teal printed background.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Women in STEM: Paving the Way for Future Female Leaders

At Sphero, we celebrate this rise of women in STEM-related careers and encourage young girls to pursue similar passions to further close the gap. We asked our community of Sphero Hero educators for their insights and experiences on being women in the STEM field today and why it’s important to learn about female STEM leaders — here’s what they had to say.
An illustration of a female scientist on a teal printed background.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Women in STEM: Paving the Way for Future Female Leaders

At Sphero, we celebrate this rise of women in STEM-related careers and encourage young girls to pursue similar passions to further close the gap. We asked our community of Sphero Hero educators for their insights and experiences on being women in the STEM field today and why it’s important to learn about female STEM leaders — here’s what they had to say.
Sphero Webinar: Limitless learning with littleBits
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Limitless learning with littleBits

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll explore how littleBits powered by Sphero can support diverse learning possibilities in computer science, design engineering, and tech literacy. 
Introducing the Sphero Heroes Class of 2021!
Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Meet the 2021 Sphero Heroes

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the 2021 class of Sphero Heroes, in no particular order. While 2020 was not a normal school year by any stretch of the imagination, these 18 outstanding educators found innovative ways to apply Sphero robots and littleBits STEAM kits to their curriculum.
Two young girl students work together on a project using a laptop and Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Teaching ELA Subjects Through a STEAM Mindset

Twenty-first-century schools remain eager to incorporate a STEAM-based curriculum, but it's not always an easy task. Successful STEAM programs go deeper than an after-school robotics club. Bridging STEAM with different content areas helps ensure a well-rounded education as students deepen their understanding of each subject. Read on to learn more about the benefits of incorporating a STEAM mindset into your daily curriculum.
Computer Science Foundations Course 1 book with a Sphero BOLT and tablet on a desk.
At SchoolAmanda Vaden

Computer Science Curriculum: Standards-Aligned Computer Science Foundations

In this blog, we’ll cover the national and international standards that Computer Science Foundations is aligned with and explore how to get started with computer science in your classroom.
Two teenage girls work together in a makerspace to build an invention on top of their Sphero RVR.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

What Third-Party Hardware is Compatible with Sphero RVR?

In this blog, we’ll look “under the hood” of RVR, explore the different third party hardware that’s compatible with it, and hear from one of the engineers who worked tirelessly to bring this first-of-its-kind robot to you. 
A girl looks frustrated at the kitchen table as she looks at he tablet while her mom leans in to assure her.
At HomeSphero Staff

Stress Management for Kids: 9 Ways To Reduce Student Stress

As the pandemic has shaken up the way we’ve done things for the past year, students have been under more pressure than usual. With remote learning being implemented by school districts across the country, many students are having a difficult time focusing on schoolwork, struggling with long periods of social isolation, and spending far too much time looking at screens. That’s a whole lot of stress-inducing situations.
A teenage girl looks frustrated as she sits at her desk at home looking at a tablet and taking notes.
At HomeSphero Staff

How to Re-engage and Motivate Remote Learners in the New Year

As we enter 2021, we begin a new year and a new semester for remote learners. Many students throughout the United States are heading back to remote learning environments after their holiday break. That leads parents and educators to wonder how they can promote re-engagement and motivation for students at a time when remote learning burnout can be at an all-time high.
A boy wears a littleBits invention on his head.
At SchoolSphero Staff

Invention Literacy and How it Applies to STEM Education

People design and construct the objects that we interact with daily. From computer code to electronics to brick and mortar, the next generation of builders, designers, leaders, and thinkers must understand how digital and physical objects in our world come to fruition. This way, they'll feel confident to design and build their own.
A girl programs her Sphero BOLT with a laptop by herself.
At HomeAmanda Vaden

Sphero Webinar: Actively Engaging Distance Learners

Happy New Year, everyone! (We can still celebrate 13 days in, right?!) We're kicking off 2021 with an awesome webinar topic, lead by three of our veteran Sphero Heroes. Join us for tips and ideas on how to actively engage your distance learners.

Learn computers science with Sphero in two simple steps.
At SchoolJorge Valenzuela

2 Simple Ways to Learn Computer Science with Sphero

Helping teachers integrate computational thinking and computer science (CS) into their Project Based Learning (PBL) units is a BIG part of my coaching work with schools and districts throughout the US. So, whether my sessions cover coding, STEM learning at home, or reinforcing math skills with robots, I require reliable tools for helping teachers build their content knowledge and CS practice in useful and systematic ways.
A boy sits at his desk with a frustrated look on his face as he rests his head on his hands.
At HomeSphero Staff

Special Needs Education: How Play-Based Learning Can Help Students With Special Needs

At Sphero, we understand how difficult it’s been to keep special needs students on track during a global pandemic, which is why we are here to talk about guided play-based learning. 
A girl in a plaid shirt sits in front of a computer at her desk in a classroom.
At SchoolAndrea Wilson Vazquez

How Social-Emotional Learning and Computer Science are Interconnected

When you think about the skills developed by computer science and STEM, what kinds of skills come to mind? Certainly technical skills, but also skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, perseverance, and project management! These are examples of social-emotional learning (SEL) skills that support students to make confident choices in academics and beyond.