Have you heard of a Sphero? This interactive robot brings game play to life with a smart toy that rolls, spins and races based on moves programmed by the user. Sphero is both iOS and Android friendly thanks to the dozens of apps that help users send instructions to this smart toy. If you haven’t seen it in action, check out this video. Teachers are finding ways to use this engaging robot in their classrooms with the help of Orbotix, the team behind Sphero.
Orbotix created the SPRK program because they understand that connected toys like the Sphero can grab the attention of students and help them explore the world around them. SPRK lessons teach kids the basic concepts of programming, robotics, and math. There are five plug and play lessons available for teachers and parents to use with children. They’ll help kids understand foundational STEM concepts while playing games. Learn more about this smart toy and see how a Sphero can be used in your classroom!
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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.