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.

Follow our parent-friendly guides and resources to help facilitate STEM learning at home.

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.

Sphero Mini

$49.99

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Sphero Mini STEM Robot.

OVERVIEW

Approachable, easy-to-learn, introductory programmable robot for all ages and coding skill levels.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

  • Drive modes
  • Draw coding
  • Block-based coding

LEARNER PROGRESSION & ACTIVITIES

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DEVICE NEEDED

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littleBits At-Home Learning Starter Kit

$64.99

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littleBits Learning at Home Kit.

OVERVIEW

An easy-to-follow, flexible, and powerful introductory circuitry kit.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

  • Engineering
  • Circuit building

LEARNER PROGRESSION & ACTIVITIES

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DEVICE NEEDED

None Needed

Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit

$89.99

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Sphero Mini At-Home Learning Starter Kit.

OVERVIEW

An open-and-go kit with step-by-step guided activities included to learn the foundations of coding at home.

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

  • Drive modes
  • Block-based coding

LEARNER PROGRESSION & ACTIVITIES

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DEVICE NEEDED

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Sphero BOLT

$149.99

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Sphero BOLT

OVERVIEW

Sphero's most widely used in-school robot.

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate-Advanced

  • Block-based coding
  • Javascript

LEARNER PROGRESSION & ACTIVITIES

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DEVICE NEEDED

See Compatibility >

OVERVIEW

  • Approachable, easy-to-learn, introductory programmable robot for all ages and coding skill levels.

  • An easy-to-follow, flexible, and powerful introductory circuitry kit.

  • An open-and-go kit with step-by-step guided activities included to learn the foundations of coding at home

  • Sphero's most widely used in-school robot.

SKILL LEVEL

  • Beginner

    • Drive modes
    • Draw coding
    • Block-based coding
  • Beginner

    • Engineering
    • Circuit building
  • Intermediate

    • Drive modes
    • Block-based coding
  • Intermediate-Advanced

    • Block-based coding
    • Javascript

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.

Child Well-Being

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

STEM learning isn’t just about gaining techincal skills. Children also develop social skills—like the 4 Cs—that apply to any career!
The ability to analyze and find solutions to problems.

The ability to think “outside of the box.”

The ability to work together with others.

The ability to convey ideas effictivley to others.

Cultivating Empathy

The cognitive skills needed to create technical solutions for real-world problems require the capacity to work with people, understand issues from other perspectives, and gather requirements to craft solutions.

Check out some of our favorite at-home lessons and activities in Sphero Edu app and littleBits Classroom.

Staying Connected

The Sphero community is a growing group of over 2 million makers, teachers, parents, and learners of all ages who are constantly creating, contributing, and sharing inspiring content, programs, and activities in the classroom and beyond.

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!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH SPHERO?

Tag #SpheroAtHome to share your STEM learning adventures with the Sphero community.

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Sphero Bolt next to a spray bottle.

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.

 

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