Socially Distanced Learning with Sphero
Regardless of your district’s social distancing guidelines, we have brand new tips, tricks, and activities to keep STEM safe and support your students during this global pandemic.
Teach STEAM and best practices for social distancing with these new activities using Sphero robots.
Guide students through these fun activities to help keep their hands clean and minds inspired.
Hand Washing Timer
Good handwashing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses- from the common to cold to, more recently, COVId-19. But do you really need to scrub with soap for at least 20 seconds for handwashing to be effective? Yes, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
The history of the handshake dates back thousands of years to Greece where it is suggested that it formed as a mode to convey peaceful intentions. Today, the gesture is used as an everyday greeting and has expanded to include “secret handshakes”, or, distinct forms of handshakes between friends or groups.
Throughout the day, you touch many surfaces like doorknobs and desktops, where viruses can linger for days. From there, germs can latch on to your fingertips! It’s important to avoid touching your face because your nose, mouth, and eyes can act like doors into your body for the viruses and germs to travel through.
Whether students are programming RVR or creating with littleBits, we hope these tips help your classroom find success during this socially distanced learning journey! Learn best practices for keeping STEAM alive for your students in this guide.
Six-foot physical distancing
Minimization of student contact
Structure collaborative learning
Encourage collaboration through online tools
Cleaning & Disinfecting Sphero Products
Let’s face it, kids at school are at the top of the list when it comes to daily social interactions, making them most at risk for spreading infections. Whether we’re talking about the common cold or current concern over COVID-19, there are some easy measures to help educators, students, and parents stay healthy. Below is Sphero’s step-by-step guide on how to clean and properly disinfect Sphero robots and littleBits.
Check-out & Lending Programs
During a time with blended learning you might consider developing a check-out program for your school’s Sphero products. Below you’ll find suggestions on how to provide Sphero products for students to check out for use at home on a temporary basis to support instructional activities.
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Looking to learn more about how to return to school safely with Sphero in a socially distanced classroom?