Zoom Logo

Sphero BOLT from Elementary to High School - Shared screen with speaker view
Brianne O'Connell
17:20
Good Afternoon from Long Island.
Danielle Hammernik
17:28
Welcome everyone!
Donna Christiansen
17:36
Nebraska
Elliott Lawrence
17:41
Hello from Ohio!
Laurie Elwick
17:44
Good afternoon from Colorado Springs
Stephanie Bailey
17:45
Hello! This is Stephanie from Waco :)
Rosie King
17:48
Here from Fresno, CA
Tabitha Dunn
17:48
Hello from New Hampshire!
Nik Cotter
17:49
Math coach in Ottawa Ontario Canada
TARYNN JOSEY
17:49
Hi from Georgia
Anne-Line Rosenberg
17:52
Hello from Lillehammer, Norway
Stuart Bush
17:53
Done. Morning from Melbourne Asutrlaia
Julie Heilig
17:53
Hello from NC
Patti Saxton
17:53
Hello from Cincinnati, Ohio!
Suzanne Skinner
17:54
Hello from Florida!
Keith McCray
17:55
Good Afternoon from PA!
Kathy Colburn
17:56
hello from Tuscaloosa Alabama
Deborah Phillips
17:58
Greetings from New Castle, Delaware
grant frost
17:58
Hi Grant from Canberra, Australia
Lori Best
17:58
Hello from snowy Minnesota!
Carrie Rykowski
17:59
Hello from Evans, GA
Melanie Haynes
17:59
Hello from Hoover, AL
Cindy Steven-Pheal
18:00
Hello from Hattiesburg, MS
Jacqueline Belden
18:00
Hello from Kansas City, Kansas!
Heather Mason
18:01
Hello from MT!
Scott Smith
18:01
Pinawa, MB
Julia Urban
18:01
Hello from Virginia! :)
Joceline Boedeker
18:02
Hello from San Antonio, Texas
John Green
18:02
Hi from Orange Australia
Cathy Roderick
18:04
Hello from Cleveland, OHIO!
Sarah Thompson
18:05
Good afternoon from Saskatchewan
Rebecca Parrent
18:06
Hello from Denver
Leo Lichtig
18:06
Hi all! Leo from Albany NY
Les Follent
18:08
Hi from Down Under
David Wren
18:09
G’Day from Queensland, Australia
Michael Cafuta
18:17
Hi, Mike from Japan
Gail Wilkins
18:18
Hello from Rutherfordton, NC
Kathy Morgan
18:19
From SLC UT
Gina Stukenholtz
18:19
Hello from Bellevue, NE!
Diane McLuckie
18:23
Hello, Diane from Illinois
Bryan Vanderkrieken
18:31
Good evening from Belgium. Glad to be here :)
Brian Jackson
18:50
Brian in Airdrie, Alberta Canada
Tammy Tuell
19:35
Florida
Deborah Phillips
19:45
I had a snack and now I have a cup of tea! I'm ready!
David Ackerman
19:53
Dave from NJ
Sphero
21:54
Please make sure your chat settings are set to panelists and attendees so everyone can see and reply!
Sphero
22:00
Welcome, everyone!
Stuart Bush
22:05
15 pack is awesome…. Loved getting one for my school
Michelle Acaley
22:08
Charles - she can join by herself, or feel free to post to our community forum and we could maybe find someone to pair her with virtually!
Sharon Peterson
22:36
HI I'm Sharon from Bolingbrook, IL
Kevin Baloyi
22:46
Hello from Johannesburg, South Africa
Rick Herber
23:05
Hello from Indiana
Christina Hairston
23:12
Christina from Los Angeles, CA
YOUSSEF AYOUB
23:23
Hello from Morocco 🇲🇦
Michelle Acaley
23:27
https://community.sphero.com/
Kath Ozog
23:38
Hi from Geelong Australia
Pedro Mello
24:06
Hello from Melbourne Australia
Donnie Watkins
24:10
Hello from Indiana
Ella Suortti
25:19
Hello from Finland 🙋🏼‍♀️
Holly Hanson
27:39
Is anyone using the Sphero RVR?
Ishaan Bansal
27:55
No but thinking about getting one
Donnie Watkins
28:12
I have 2 of them to be used after the students get the hang of the ball.
Holly Hanson
28:17
Are there curriculum available for the RVR?
Brianne O'Connell
28:19
Not yet. Right now, we only have the Sphero BB8s and the Sphero Mini.
Danielle Hammernik
28:20
Has anyone used pool noodles for Sphero activities? Love this idea!
Deborah Phillips
28:23
love that circle idea... would be good for oter things
Holly Hanson
28:49
Hands on the heads is great!!! I have to remember that!
Brianne O'Connell
28:50
I would love to get a RVR for the library though.
Keith McCray
28:52
I love using my Sphero RVR
Michelle Acaley
28:56
Holly - there are activities and lessons for RVR in the Sphero Edu app or edu.sphero.com
Amanda Campbell
29:02
I missed what he uses to connect the pool noodles together.... anyone??
Diane McLuckie
29:05
No, I haven’t used pool noodles but that’s a good idea.
Sphero
29:11
@Amanda - rope!
Kevin Baloyi
29:37
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.
Ella Suortti
30:02
yes the noodles are great!! you should get them. I cut them half and kids are creating mazes etc.
Holly Hanson
30:15
so those of you with RVR, do you think students need to understand the concenpts with the smaller units first?
Ishaan Bansal
30:57
Had the Bolt in primary school and those were one of the best days. Can not wait to get one:)
Kevin Baloyi
31:02
@Danielle I believe I will get a lot of ideas
Danielle Hammernik
31:14
So much more engaging than sight word flashcards for young learners!
Michelle Acaley
31:25
Holly - RVR is backwards compatible with all of our other robots to learn the basics , but would love for others to share their thoughts
Brianne O'Connell
31:27
I believe the children should become familiar with the smaller units before using the RVR.
Joceline Boedeker
31:32
you can also give the definition to a word and they have to race to get to it first.
Deborah Phillips
31:45
I work with children's programming at a public library
Brianne O'Connell
32:15
I also create Children's programming at a public library.
Holly Hanson
32:22
love the race to the word, and like the definition idea to choose the word!
Melissa Corso
32:36
I am also a children's librarian at a public library. Just was awarded a STEAM grant, so very interested in bots
Jacqueline Belden
33:09
Another youth librarian here! My library bought me two Sphero BOLTs and two Sparks
Sphero
33:11
This would be a fun idea for the library, @Melissa and @Brianne!
Jacqueline Belden
33:19
I'm excited to learn as well as LittleBits!
Holly Hanson
33:24
Are those Dixie cups?
Diane McLuckie
33:39
I use inflatable rafts for keeping picnics foods cold as contained areas to paint and draw pictures with the bots in art classes.
Kevin Baloyi
33:42
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
Michelle Acaley
33:52
For our US based educators Year 2 is Grade 2 :)
Brianne O'Connell
33:55
I lead a monthly coding club and am always looking for ideas.
Sphero
35:17
@Kevin - Welcome! Let us know if we can provide you with any other info!
Kevin Baloyi
36:02
@Danielle @Sphero I will definitely email you after this webinar
Ishaan Bansal
36:42
Love the paint Idea
Ishaan Bansal
36:50
So creative
Laurie Elwick
36:57
That's amazing
Holly Hanson
36:58
How can you clean the paint off the shero balls?
Ishaan Bansal
37:10
Rinse it with water
Holly Hanson
37:30
they are waterproof, or we have to be careful how wet they get?
Sphero
37:36
BOLT is waterproof so you can wash it with soap and water!
Ishaan Bansal
37:40
Waterproof shell
Holly Hanson
37:55
great!
Diane McLuckie
38:06
it’s helps to have the covers on the bots when using paint.
Sharon Peterson
38:12
I really like the art project! Cool!
Holly Hanson
38:17
So during CV19 cleaning requirement we can sanitize them?
Michelle Acaley
39:14
Holly - YES you can put them in a bucket of soap and water or use sanitizing wipes
Holly Hanson
39:28
love the Uber navigating the city exercise
Ishaan Bansal
39:57
Loving seeing the creative ideas that the sphero hero team come up with
Michelle Acaley
39:58
For Covid cleaning recommendations go here: https://sphero.com/pages/socially-distanced-with-sphero
David Goodfellow
40:02
we are moving from lego robots to sphero specifically for COVID cleaning procedures
Sphero
40:26
^ in the guide above we make recommendations for cleaning both Sphero robots and littleBits.
Holly Hanson
40:36
thank you!
Joceline Boedeker
40:43
I am so excited to start using my new class set of Bolts!
Melanie Haynes
41:47
Love Spero golf. So much collaboration and discussion about velocity and angles.
Kevin Baloyi
42:23
This is really helpful. my kids will be so excited once we get our Sphero
Ishaan Bansal
43:05
Did an obstacle course in year 6 and the and loved the fact that thought
Diane McLuckie
43:14
battle bots is a cool idea.
Ishaan Bansal
43:19
were playing when we were learning
David Goodfellow
43:21
adding a balloon to each robot, and having them try to pop the other robot is a fun twist.
Laurie Elwick
43:33
Love pop the balloons
Brianne O'Connell
43:42
I like the balloon idea.
Amanda Campbell
44:00
YES to the ballon idea!!
David Goodfellow
44:15
we did balloons with another robotics platform, but this cardboard platform would allow balloons to work with sphero too.
Joceline Boedeker
45:06
l love the balloon idea!!
Ishaan Bansal
45:36
Balloon idea works great with the bolt
Michelle Acaley
46:38
Ryann- we’ll announce it at the end :)
Marina Benasuli
46:58
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
Michelle Acaley
47:56
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.
Sphero
49:03
How many high school teachers do we have here today?
Holly Hanson
49:14
do Bolts have a voice ?
Sharon Peterson
49:22
I'm K-5 elementary
Brianne O'Connell
49:40
I'm a public librarian.
Tina Coba
49:42
K-5
Suzanne Skinner
49:48
6-12 here
Joceline Boedeker
49:50
K-5 STEM
Holly Hanson
49:52
I am college but we offer summer STEM camps for 6th through 8th grade (middle School)
Cindy Steven-Pheal
49:57
6th grade gifted here
Keith McCray
50:04
5th Grade STEM
Laurie Elwick
50:06
6-12 love the disease study
Pedro Mello
50:06
7-12 here
Lori Best
50:13
7th grade Computer Science
John Petersen
50:15
Retired High School
Bryan Vanderkrieken
50:16
I'm a high school teacher in computer science.
Julie Heilig
50:22
Elementary Media
Michelle Acaley
50:24
BOLT’s do not have a voice, the sound comes from the device.
David Goodfellow
50:33
virus spread activity sounds awesome! can that be published to the edu app
Rebecca Parrent
50:34
2nd-8th grades
Melanie Haynes
50:46
I am 10-12 as a technology integration coach but also serve the district in the K-12 classroom.
Michelle Acaley
50:48
Check out our funding suggestions on this webpage: https://sphero.com/pages/getting-started-for-teachers
Gina Stukenholtz
51:06
7-8 High Ability Learners
Kevin Baloyi
51:07
1st to 7th grade Computers, Coding and Robotics Educator
Colleen Graves
51:09
But maybe take into consideration that students have had family members die from Covid before doing that one
Diane McLuckie
51:09
I’m elementary Art K-5.
Michelle Acaley
51:31
Daivd - it is in the app! https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/2748218
Stuart Bush
51:45
That pool is awesome….. I want one!
Laurie Elwick
51:59
Me too!
Megan Mannion
52:04
Really great projects!
Marina Benasuli
52:07
That pool is totally cool!
David Goodfellow
52:19
where do you get that race track pool
Amanda Campbell
52:37
yes, that pool!!!
Cindy Steven-Pheal
53:02
https://www.scoutshop.org/raingutter-regatta-inflatable-raceway-612687.html
Cindy Steven-Pheal
53:07
link to the pool!
Sharon Peterson
53:12
I can see my elementary students making these chariots!! They'd love it
Ishaan Bansal
53:35
The bolt being able to swim is very thoughtful idea that the sphero team has intergrated into the BOLT
Cindy Steven-Pheal
53:43
My students made chariots! Was absolutely awesome!
Laurie Elwick
53:53
Great Physics ideas
Bryan Vanderkrieken
54:15
a pool in the classroom, that's interesting.
Cindy Steven-Pheal
54:57
Ordered my pool from Boy Scouts website. Arrived quickly. https://www.scoutshop.org/raingutter-regatta-inflatable-raceway-612687.html
Melanie Haynes
55:11
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.
Michelle Acaley
56:31
Melanie that is a great idea! Check out this activity where we thought of something similar: https://edu.sphero.com/cwists/preview/38636x
Danielle Hammernik
56:32
Socially Distanced Learning with Sphero Resources can be found here https://sphero.com/pages/socially-distanced-with-sphero
Bryan Vanderkrieken
56:32
Love to see the creativity from the students.
Cindy Steven-Pheal
56:35
I made a maze on our classroom floor with painter's tape. Worked well.
Keith McCray
56:45
I do that for our unit with the Martian and communication over great distances
Colleen Graves
56:49
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/
Danielle Hammernik
56:52
https://sphero.com/pages/socially-distanced-with-sphero
Colleen Graves
57:20
Painters tape is great for making mazes and easy to remove from the floor/carpet
Melanie Haynes
58:08
How similar are the Bolts to the minis?
Les Follent
58:11
can bolts record or stream sensor data for more detailed analysis?
Cindy Steven-Pheal
58:24
Bolts and minis are like comparing apples to oranges.
Debbie Kovesdy
58:27
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?
Colleen Graves
58:30
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/
Tina Coba
58:31
How do they keep their progress
Cindy Steven-Pheal
58:32
Bolt is far superior to mini
Sharon Peterson
58:37
Is Sphero still offering a turn in and upgrade program? I have some older spheros
Melanie Haynes
58:59
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.
Megan Mannion
59:18
Will we get a copy of this presentation?
Debbie Kovesdy
59:38
PVC Pipe is the way to go! Very portable and exchange able!
Stuart Bush
01:00:16
Yay. Thanks.
Joceline Boedeker
01:00:32
Thank you so much!
Donnie Watkins
01:00:32
Thanks to the presenters.
Keith McCray
01:00:45
Thank you to the presenters!
Brianne O'Connell
01:00:53
Thank you so much.
Sharon Peterson
01:00:56
Yes, thank you I got some new ideas and ways to connect to curriculum
Rick Herber
01:00:57
Thank you...
Stuart Bush
01:00:59
Sounds like a plan.
Ishaan Bansal
01:01:01
Thank you to the sphero team
Deborah Phillips
01:01:05
Great!
Kathy Jarret
01:01:09
Thanks! This was great!
Kevin Baloyi
01:01:09
Thank you very much for this presentation. I’m off to bed. it’s 23:45 in South Africa
Kath Ozog
01:01:16
Thank you all
Deborah Phillips
01:01:19
Thanks for the great information. I learned a lot
Laurie Elwick
01:01:30
Great way to challenge teachers
Diane McLuckie
01:01:32
Thank you to the presenters.
Kathy Colburn
01:01:35
thanks for the great ideas!
Holly Hanson
01:01:48
Learn something every time !! Thanks
Tove Sandheim
01:01:56
Thank you - this was great! 23:45 in Norway as well;-)
Sarah Hacker
01:01:57
Thanks!
Bryan Vanderkrieken
01:02:04
Thank you Sphero and the presenters for this webinar.
Stuart Bush
01:02:05
Thanks and bye!
Les Follent
01:02:10
thanks
Sarah Thompson
01:02:12
Thank you!
Betsy Marlatt
01:02:15
Thanks!
Caitlin Rogers
01:02:15
Thank you!
grant frost
01:02:19
thank you very helpful.
Leo Lichtig
01:02:22
bye all!
Lori Best
01:02:23
Thanks
Mohd Nazmin Maslan
01:02:23
Thank you
Laurie Elwick
01:02:24
Thank YOU, I learn something each time
Michael Cafuta
01:02:26
Thank you.
Tina Coba
01:02:26
Thank you!!
Tabitha Dunn
01:02:27
Thanks!
Rick Herber
01:02:30
This was awesome
Laurie Elwick
01:02:44
We didn't get the last poll
Joceline Boedeker
01:02:47
THank you so much!!!
Deborah Phillips
01:02:48
I was wondering if I missed something
Peter Abt
01:02:49
Thanks guys, great to chat :)
Deborah Phillips
01:02:51
lol
Brianne O'Connell
01:02:52
Congratulations.
Brianne O'Connell
01:02:56
Thank you again.