Sphero BOLT from Elementary to High School - Shared screen with speaker view
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15 pack is awesome…. Loved getting one for my school
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Is anyone using the Sphero RVR?
No but thinking about getting one
I have 2 of them to be used after the students get the hang of the ball.
Are there curriculum available for the RVR?
Not yet. Right now, we only have the Sphero BB8s and the Sphero Mini.
Has anyone used pool noodles for Sphero activities? Love this idea!
love that circle idea... would be good for oter things
Hands on the heads is great!!! I have to remember that!
I would love to get a RVR for the library though.
I love using my Sphero RVR
Holly - there are activities and lessons for RVR in the Sphero Edu app or edu.sphero.com
I missed what he uses to connect the pool noodles together.... anyone??
No, I haven’t used pool noodles but that’s a good idea.
@Amanda - rope!
I’m learning a lot already. I recently started a Coding and Robotics club at my school and I’ve never used Sphero before. I can’t wait to get started.
yes the noodles are great!! you should get them. I cut them half and kids are creating mazes etc.
so those of you with RVR, do you think students need to understand the concenpts with the smaller units first?
Had the Bolt in primary school and those were one of the best days. Can not wait to get one:)
@Danielle I believe I will get a lot of ideas
So much more engaging than sight word flashcards for young learners!
Holly - RVR is backwards compatible with all of our other robots to learn the basics , but would love for others to share their thoughts
I believe the children should become familiar with the smaller units before using the RVR.
you can also give the definition to a word and they have to race to get to it first.
I work with children's programming at a public library
I also create Children's programming at a public library.
love the race to the word, and like the definition idea to choose the word!
I am also a children's librarian at a public library. Just was awarded a STEAM grant, so very interested in bots
Another youth librarian here! My library bought me two Sphero BOLTs and two Sparks
This would be a fun idea for the library, @Melissa and @Brianne!
I'm excited to learn as well as LittleBits!
Are those Dixie cups?
I use inflatable rafts for keeping picnics foods cold as contained areas to paint and draw pictures with the bots in art classes.
The reason why I’m here is because I want to learn from this webinar and take this back to my school. I will create a similar presentation and present to my colleagues
For our US based educators Year 2 is Grade 2 :)
I lead a monthly coding club and am always looking for ideas.
@Kevin - Welcome! Let us know if we can provide you with any other info!
@Danielle @Sphero I will definitely email you after this webinar
Love the paint Idea
How can you clean the paint off the shero balls?
Rinse it with water
they are waterproof, or we have to be careful how wet they get?
BOLT is waterproof so you can wash it with soap and water!
it’s helps to have the covers on the bots when using paint.
I really like the art project! Cool!
So during CV19 cleaning requirement we can sanitize them?
Holly - YES you can put them in a bucket of soap and water or use sanitizing wipes
love the Uber navigating the city exercise
Loving seeing the creative ideas that the sphero hero team come up with
For Covid cleaning recommendations go here: https://sphero.com/pages/socially-distanced-with-sphero
we are moving from lego robots to sphero specifically for COVID cleaning procedures
^ in the guide above we make recommendations for cleaning both Sphero robots and littleBits.
I am so excited to start using my new class set of Bolts!
Love Spero golf. So much collaboration and discussion about velocity and angles.
This is really helpful. my kids will be so excited once we get our Sphero
Did an obstacle course in year 6 and the and loved the fact that thought
battle bots is a cool idea.
were playing when we were learning
adding a balloon to each robot, and having them try to pop the other robot is a fun twist.
Love pop the balloons
I like the balloon idea.
YES to the ballon idea!!
we did balloons with another robotics platform, but this cardboard platform would allow balloons to work with sphero too.
l love the balloon idea!!
Balloon idea works great with the bolt
Ryann- we’ll announce it at the end :)
When you have the charging case, and students are using chrome books, how do you organize the syncing of bots with a class of 18 and using 18 bots
Marina - We recommend one student at a time, come up to the charging case, and select any robot. Then pick the robot that lights up. They then take it back to their seats.
How many high school teachers do we have here today?
do Bolts have a voice ?
I'm K-5 elementary
I'm a public librarian.
I am college but we offer summer STEM camps for 6th through 8th grade (middle School)
6th grade gifted here
5th Grade STEM
6-12 love the disease study
7th grade Computer Science
Retired High School
I'm a high school teacher in computer science.
BOLT’s do not have a voice, the sound comes from the device.
virus spread activity sounds awesome! can that be published to the edu app
I am 10-12 as a technology integration coach but also serve the district in the K-12 classroom.
Check out our funding suggestions on this webpage: https://sphero.com/pages/getting-started-for-teachers
7-8 High Ability Learners
1st to 7th grade Computers, Coding and Robotics Educator
But maybe take into consideration that students have had family members die from Covid before doing that one
I’m elementary Art K-5.
Daivd - it is in the app! https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/2748218
That pool is awesome….. I want one!
Really great projects!
That pool is totally cool!
where do you get that race track pool
yes, that pool!!!
link to the pool!
I can see my elementary students making these chariots!! They'd love it
The bolt being able to swim is very thoughtful idea that the sphero team has intergrated into the BOLT
My students made chariots! Was absolutely awesome!
Great Physics ideas
a pool in the classroom, that's interesting.
Ordered my pool from Boy Scouts website. Arrived quickly. https://www.scoutshop.org/raingutter-regatta-inflatable-raceway-612687.html
Has anyone had high school students create activities for use in the elementary or middle school classroom? I am thinking about Hour of Code in Dec. and planning ahead. We usually have HS travel to elementary schools to partner with them as they learn to code.
Melanie that is a great idea! Check out this activity where we thought of something similar: https://edu.sphero.com/cwists/preview/38636x
Socially Distanced Learning with Sphero Resources can be found here https://sphero.com/pages/socially-distanced-with-sphero
Love to see the creativity from the students.
I made a maze on our classroom floor with painter's tape. Worked well.
I do that for our unit with the Martian and communication over great distances
I had groups make obstacle courses together as a communications exercise a few years ago! https://colleengraves.org/2016/01/28/robotics-in-the-library-webinar-wrap-up/
Painters tape is great for making mazes and easy to remove from the floor/carpet
How similar are the Bolts to the minis?
can bolts record or stream sensor data for more detailed analysis?
Bolts and minis are like comparing apples to oranges.
I apologize for being late. I noticed the virtual screen behind you. Is there an environment to enter into that world like seen on the ads?
i had a pretty crazy way to organize them a long time ago- probably is easier to pair now https://colleengraves.org/2016/01/25/sphero-update-organization-tip-for-using-with-classes/
How do they keep their progress
Bolt is far superior to mini
Is Sphero still offering a turn in and upgrade program? I have some older spheros
I have also created mazes with PVC pipe and it is so fun to use all the elbows and smaller pieces to create the course.
Will we get a copy of this presentation?
PVC Pipe is the way to go! Very portable and exchange able!
Thank you so much!
Thanks to the presenters.
Thank you to the presenters!
Thank you so much.
Yes, thank you I got some new ideas and ways to connect to curriculum
Sounds like a plan.
Thank you to the sphero team
Thanks! This was great!
Thank you very much for this presentation. I’m off to bed. it’s 23:45 in South Africa
Thank you all
Thanks for the great information. I learned a lot
Great way to challenge teachers
Thank you to the presenters.
thanks for the great ideas!
Learn something every time !! Thanks
Thank you - this was great! 23:45 in Norway as well;-)
Thank you Sphero and the presenters for this webinar.
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thank you very helpful.
Mohd Nazmin Maslan
Thank YOU, I learn something each time
This was awesome
We didn't get the last poll
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I was wondering if I missed something
Thanks guys, great to chat :)
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