“Shake Up” Your Teaching with Sphero - Shared screen with speaker view
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I'm Brianne from the Westhampton Free Library on Long Island.
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Susan Lexington Virginia
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Hi from Lockhart, Tx! I am an elementary librarian!
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Hi! I'm Jo. Good morning from Skelmersdale in the UK
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Hello everyone, I'm Amor from Bangkok!
Hi from Albany in Western Australia.
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Dr. Denise Malloy, TN State University, Global Center of Smart Technology Innovations, Nashville, TN, Exec Dir HBCU C2
Hi Keesah, either BOLT or RVR will work, RVR is backwards compatible with most BOLT programs, its just water proof. You can also expand RVR with 3rd party hardware. However we offer more custom content with BOLT!
hi from WA
Sphero mazes, coding lessons in the library
Juan Isaias Calderon
never used Sphero
Never used it before
Not used it yet but will be purchasing this year
Mary Larscheid Christensen
coding with Spheros. spark and bolt
Never used the Sphere! So excited to learn!
we do coding with sphero, and with lego robotics
I was going to do Sphero maze race with the elementary children. However, I had to do it virtually due to recent events.
Done lots of coding lessons, visual coding at least with littleBits
Roman Chariots and gladiators. Coding obstacle courses in Maths
crazy 8, circles basic things
yes .... we have used Sphero in our squadron Stem Kit programs
Loved taking a group of K-5 students to the Apple Store for a Sphero Bolt coding workshop (pre Covid)
We just got our Sphero before the pandemic hit!
just got mine, need to learn
I just got my Sprk and mini and just introduced them to my classes.
Physics kinematics experiments using spark +
I use them for a unit after the AP CSP test each year for the last 3 years
Yes. We use Spheros.
I have not used Sphero with my students, but would like to. I do teach coding to my students using code.org
I would like to incorporate more Sphero programming in my coding sessions.
I have used Sphero (have my own), computational thinking in lessons, I am in Qld (Australia).
No Sphere, but coding with TI-84, Turtle Logo. Also coached Botball (coding in C++) for a couple of years.
haven’t used the bolt, but have lots of sparks
I use it to do storytelling.
Just got the big blue case! Have done quite a bit of coding, and have used Dash n Dot, and Ozobots.
Using Spheros now with APPLE, Inc. initiative, Everyone Can Code & Everyone Can Create with all the HBCUs in the nation.
I have a set of 15 Bolts and have students practice block coding
Yes, we use Spheros but I’d like to learn new ways to use them
I have SPheros and little bits, but I don't really know what to do with my little bits
We only have the Sphero BB8s in my library.
I have used a lot of coding with my own children and in my robotics club, but not in my general science yet.
Emily - check out classroom.littlebits.com to get some ideas!
I use some of my own robots for coding programs.
Welcome, everyone! Thanks for joining and sharing your responses with us.
My first lessons with them involved introducing the sphero and trying to code a simple journey... to go there and back.
Love this! I'm a Classics major that is a software developer now and this sounds like a beautiful blend.
Keesah - yes I would say BOLT. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about the best product and supporting curriculum!
It's so amazing what you can do with one little robot.
Crystal, I can’t make any promises, but I’m sure our sales team would be happy to work with you, if you want to email email@example.com we can point you in the right direction.
Thanks so much! I’ll reach out directly. :)
Love the magic 8 ball activity!
I would like to see tht activity.
Wow Garrett, I know just how you feel protecting your spheros and making students code not just free drive.
Brianna - Here you go: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/191668
Looks fun that one. Agree with your Garrett as they often want to just play with the Sphero!
I have to agree. The young patrons I serve just want to see the Sphero roll around. I want to do so much more during my monthly coding program.
Like the remix idea to save time.
Meeting students where they are at with adaptable lessons ❤️
As a science teacher, I know my students always want to explore - so I allow that first. Then I provide a something that hooks them to learn more. It works for me and I teach elementary!
Often I do let them play for 10 mins and then go deeper.
Yes play then create and code.
Yep! I agree with Joanne!
that time for them to explore is so valuable!
Julie - Check out sphero.com and COVID-19 resources, we have some great ideas in there
I'm excited to check out COVID 19 resources.
Totally vital and they get to understand how it moves.
Sphero floats! I’ve used it a ton in water and we have painted with them too!
Bernadette - YES! Well BOLT and SPRK+ only, but yes they are waterproof
Thanks Michelle about Covid stuff
I treat all of my robots like my pets as well.
Agree on the treatment and the students show respect when I treat the bots this way.
I believe having the clear casing excites the students so they can see what is going on inside!
Katrina - check out the Sphero Edu app and you can see 3D models of the robots as well: https://edu.sphero.com/3d-models
Thank you! I definitely will!
This is pretty cool to see in action! I did not know this was possible.
This is great for storytelling!
Bernadette, you can use the speak block and type out what you want the app to say
so many amazing interdisciplinary opportunities here!
Here is a direct link to the activities: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/5326042
Mad Libs one: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/7466145
Love this idea.
One more he will be sharing: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/5467535
will we be getting a copy of the chats with all the links being mentioned?
This would be great for reports, storytelling, historical recreations…the possibilities are endless!
Leo - Yes we will sharing a recording which will include the links
Yes - presentations just upped a notch!
Cheers Michelle - much appreciated
Michelle, can we use teacher's recorded voice for this?
We will share all the links when we send out the presentation!
Great way to use Sphero within the classroom other than getting the robot to move around.
Very motivating! This could be tied easily in a science themed lesson like the ISS anniversary coming up . Interesting!
They can use it to start to build the elements of their story on your storyboards!
I actually like this idea of the code already there.
I taught myself how to code using this method.
Yes especially for the less able coders
The pre coded would also help with time restraints we have in the classroom
We us e a PRIMM model for coding
Sometimes I think we assume other teachers just want to learn to code too but it is not everyone's interest.
Betsy - check out our Edu App, we have activities that have attached programs that are starter programs
Sorry 2 in the morning so excuse my typos!
Also check out the program section, we have dedicated videos and starter programs that help beginners work through manipulating the program
Teachers also don’t have the time to learn to code, it is a very personal interest.
Joanne - Thanks for joining us at 2am!
Vicki - Agreed! One thing I like to encourage teachers to do in their first year of teaching their students, is be a student yourself, do the activities with them, it is crazy how much fun it can be to sit beside them and be apart of the groups!
Templates will be great - thanks Garrett
I’m new to coding myself. I’m learning right along with the kids - and often from them! having a starting point would be hugely helpful!
Love that he explained it was a "kiddy pool".
How old are Grade 2 please?
7 or 8 years?
Yes 7-8 is typical for 2nd grade here in the US
Michelle, yes they actually do enjoy using the spheros with their students. I usually come into their classrooms to introduce the students to coding.
Thanks so Year 2 here in the UK
Things will be different with social distancing and no sharing of items
Yes we will be sending a recording of the training with links to all the activities
Fantastic way to engage students Garrett. What a great idea. You could do that over zoom easily.
using this is great for the hybrid environment!
Could we have your twitter handle again please.
Hands of a kindergartener or a senior in high school 😂
I love that they are durable and waterproof!!
Are we going to have the ability to save the chat?
Yes the chat comes over with the recording!
Clare - yes we’ll send a recording of the webinar, which will include the chat with the links.
Wow, thanks so much for the Sphero inspiration. Now more confident to develop my own ideas for our P-6 classes. Gotta go - class time in Western Australia!
Thank you for all of your sharing and words of wisdom to use Sphero and coding in my classroom settings! So much super information shared in such a short period of time.
Some great ideas thank you
Great ideas thank you!
I love the shakeup ideas! thank you!
there are so many great ideas - thanks!!
Thank you!! So motivating!!
thanks so much!!!! love these trainings
Thanks for a great presentation I have learnt a lot and I have been using Spheros for some time now. Always ready to learn new things though. Great work guys. :)
thanks for the ideas
I’m with Vicki! Been using Sphero for some time, but LOVE all the new inspiration and resources!
Thank you so much. I can't wait to use some of these ideas in my library programs.
Juan Isaias Calderon
it is so much more fun to hear sphero pick!!!
Congratulations to the winners!
Well done winners
Lucky winner ! congratulations!
Love it! You could do that in the classroom and the person Sphero picks is the person answering the question! So Cool. Congrats!
Thanks for the great PD.
congrats and thank you for the information!
Thank you again.
Bye and thanks