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Fostering a healthy relationship with technology is important at home and in school.
At HomeKate Sheppard

4 Ways to Encourage Digital Wellness for Students

As screens and technology become increasingly ubiquitous in our everyday lives, it is vital that we find ways to co-exist with them that are both healthy and sustainable over the long-term. For kids especially, who are introduced to technology from a young age, it’s important to encourage moderation and instill a sound relationship with devices.
Two young girl students work together on a project using a laptop and Sphero BOLT.
At SchoolSphero Team

Teaching ELA Subjects Through a STEAM Mindset

It can often seem like hard lines are drawn between different disciplines and subjects in education. However, it is highly beneficial to take a more integrated approach to learning, one that recognizes and even encourages the links between different subject matters and learning paradigms.
A kids' hands work on a sorting puzzle.
At HomeSphero Team

Play-Based Learning and Special Needs Education 

There can often be challenges when it comes to keeping students with special needs on track in education, especially when using traditional approaches to teaching. Meeting the needs of students with special needs often requires thinking outside the box. 
A young girl codes her Sphero Mini Golf ball with a tablet.
At HomeSphero Team

When Should Kids Start Learning to Code?

In today’s digital world, learning to code and being familiar with coding concepts are crucial parts of a child’s education. In addition to the practical applications for coding, it also provides a framework for kids to become familiar with using technology, solving problems, and applying critical thinking skills from an early age.
Coding as a Second Language: Incorporating Computer Science into Language Arts
At SchoolSphero Team

Coding as a Second Language: Incorporating Computer Science into Language Arts

STEM disciplines are necessary for future advancement and a comfortable tomorrow. Therefore, STEM-based engagement is needed to forge critical thinking among new generations of scientists and engineers. Coding is the first step on that journey.

An overhead view of three children using indi's color tiles.
At SchoolSphero Team

The Benefits of Early STEM Education

Parents and teachers want kids to enjoy and understand a range of subjects, from computer science to music, helping them become well-informed while also developing their growing personalities. That’s why it’s important to expose kids to a variety of ideas, concepts, skills, and subjects from a young age.