From the Classroom to the Living Room
Blended Learning with Sphero
Sphero’s remote learning resources make it easy for educators to facilitate high-quality STEM learning in a virtual or remote learning environment. Our parent-friendly guides make it simple for parents to engage their kids and keep STEM learning alive at home.
Use CARES Act funding to send Sphero robots and littleBits STEAM Kits home for blended learning.
Stay engaged and continue to learn coding and STEAM skills with Sphero both in the classroom and the living room.
Take STEM Learning Home
Use CARES Act funding to help with distance learning needs and Sphero blended-learning solutions. Our at-home learning solutions are designed for a classroom-of-one and individualized learning so there’s no need to worry about shared materials.
Every solution includes a parent-friendly, getting-started guide with introductory activities, troubleshooting tips, measurements for success, and supplemental resources to make it easy for educators to send home with students and for families to facilitate STEM learning at home.
The Importance of Learning STEM at Home
Continuing with STEM or STEAM learning at home provides a wealth of benefits for kids, especially in elementary grades. A recent study shows the correlation of STEM education, specifically computer science, and improved students’ attitudes and academic achievement. Without STEM, children may regress or lose out on this valuable growth potential.
STEM learning is so much more than writing code and sitting in front of a screen all day. Sphero robots and STEM Kits are designed to promote physical activity, mental stimulation, creativity and inspire kids’ imaginations, which contributes to a better, overall well-being.
Real-World Problem Solving
STEM skills are now more important than ever, enhancing a child’s capacity to innovate and find solutions using technology and math.
21st Century Skills
The ability to think “outside of the box.”
The ability to work together with others.
The ability to convey ideas effictivley to others.
Check out some of our favorite at-home lessons and activities in Sphero Edu app and littleBits Classroom.
Share Your Programs & Inventions
- Create and share programs in the Sphero Edu app
- Record a video of your invention or program - consider using Flipgrid so that others can comment on the video!
- Schedule a Google Meet or Zoom meeting so that kids can show their work and receive feedback in real time.
- Have kids write a “how to” guide for their invention or program. Place it somewhere where other kids can view and use. For example, create a Google Site or place in Classroom.
- For older kids, consider using social media platforms, such as Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat to showcase their work!
Cleaning & Disinfecting Recommendations
Check out our step-by-step guide for how to clean and properly disinfect Sphero robots and littleBits when learning from home.