App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: SPRK Lightning Lab - Programming for Sphero Robots
Summary: Cool robots and creative play make programming irresistible
Pros: Block- and text-based code and an engaging community make programming accessible to all.
Cons: The learning curve may frustrate some kids, and teachers will have to be creative to fit this tool into their curricula.
Bottom Line: Hub for Sphero robots draws crafty kids who love making into coding, and it empowers them to be collaborators.
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