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.
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 Team

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 Team

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 Team

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 Team

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. 
A boy sits at his desk at home and works independently on an assignment.
At HomeSphero Team

Autonomous vs. Asynchronous Learning: What's the Difference?

Online and hybrid learning approaches are quickly growing in popularity as schools continue to temporarily close  or limit capacity. Not only does this form of education feature schedule-friendly options, but students and teachers also relish being able to incorporate self-directed, autonomous learning, or asynchronous learning activities.
There are 4 Types of Learning Styles.
At HomeSphero Team

4 Types of Learning Styles: Explaining the VARK Model

If you have a kid or student that’s being educated in a blended classroom or hybrid learning environment for the first time, chances are they could be feeling a bit lost. 
Celebrate CSEdWeek with Sphero and littleBits!
At HomeAmanda Vaden

New Sphero & littleBits Hour of Code Activities for CSEdWeek

It’s the first day of the greatest week of the year. (Though, we may be slightly biased…) It’s CSEdWeek! We’re excited to share two new activities with you designed especially for this special week. 
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Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden

Sphero Heroes Class of 2021

Superstar educators, become a Sphero Hero! The application to join is officially open. Whether you’re a Sphero robot specialist or a littleBits circuits connoisseur, we want you to be a part of our team. Learn more about our STEM/STEAM teacher ambassador program here.