Take STEM Learning Home
Get started learning STEM at home with Sphero BOLT and our how-to resources guide for parents and remote educators.
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.
This getting-started guide includes 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.
Kids play and program in striking new ways
INTRODUCTORY STEM ACTIVITIES
The Sphero Edu app contains 100+ guided STEAM and computer science lessons, activities, and programs, consisting of varying skill level and content areas. Wondering where to start? We’ve curated a selection of getting started activities to walk you and your kid(s) through the basics of programming and creating with BOLT.
An educational robot with prismatic perfection
BOLT’s 8x8 LED light matrix allows you to program your robot using code to display characters, vector graphics, sensor data, or play games on the matrix itself. Sphero BOLT can also 'talk' to other BOLTs using 360° infrared communication. Become a storyteller using multiple robots and program advanced movements to carry out scenes. You won’t be able to take your eyes off it!
Sphero Edu goes #BeyondCode
Sphero Edu provides a STEAM-based toolset unbounded in its potential. Sphero Edu uses programmable robots and STEAM activities to foster students’ creativity through discovery and play while laying the foundation for computer science and other STEM fundamentals. Our program goes #BeyondCode with collaborative play-based activities, nurturing students’ imagination unmatched by other STEM education programs. Cross-platform apps are approachable for all skill levels so you can encourage learning and creativity in any grade.
Learn to code with robotics
Sphero BOLT fosters a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles – all through play-based learning. Connect to Sphero apps using Bluetooth Smart and program your robot, explore thousands of STEAM activities made by Sphero and the community, and create your own. Then, share your creations with the Sphero community!
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Enhance your learning with Sphero's Computer Science Foundations
Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills. They then integrate these concepts into curricular content: everything from polygons and poetry to logic-puzzlers and compliment-givers.
Sphero Edu App
Sphero Edu is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots.
Drive and play games from ONE app with your Sphero robot.
What’s in the Sphero BOLT box for kids?
- Sphero BOLT robot ball
- Inductive charging base with USB charging cable
- Maze Tape roll and 360-degree protractor with heading, directions, and clock
- Sphero sticker sheet
- Quick start guide
Risk-taking, leaping, trying again, and failing are part of our genetic material. Without it, humans would not have inhabited every corner of this planet. Oftentimes we can see failure, particularly in exams, as negative — one of the worst things we can allow students to experience. But what if we allow students to fail in a safe space and make learning a personal endeavor?