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“Shake Up” Your Teaching with Sphero - Shared screen with speaker view
Brianne O'Connell
18:08
Good Evening!
Brianne O'Connell
18:23
I'm Brianne from the Westhampton Free Library on Long Island.
Sphero
18:28
Hi, everyone! We’ll get started really soon!
Michelle Acaley
18:36
Make sure your chat is set to all panelist and attendees! Welcome everyone!
Kim Hahnenkamp
18:43
Good evening! I’m Kim from IL
Crystal Javier
18:57
Good afternoon from Alaska!
Susan Mahood
19:10
Susan Lexington Virginia
Tabitha Dunn
19:15
Hello from New Hampshire!
Horatio Leftwich
19:17
Good evening! I’m Horatio from Georgia
Misty Hinckley
19:22
Hi from Lockhart, Tx! I am an elementary librarian!
Michele Thompson
19:22
Good evening from Portsmouth, VA!
Cheryl Terry
19:25
Good morning. I’m Cheryl from Bangkok, Thailand
Joanne Hodge
19:27
Hi! I'm Jo. Good morning from Skelmersdale in the UK
Keri Gray
19:28
keri from MD
Michael Allard
19:32
Hello from Florida
Blake Shaw
19:36
Hi everyone, I'm Blake from Detroit!
Joseph Irizarry
19:44
Joe from Chicago. Hello all!
Gary Cipinko
19:50
Good evening, Gary from Illinois
Robin McRoberts
19:59
Robin from Pittsburgh PA
Carrie Denton
19:59
Carrie Denton from Laguna Beach California
Liz Weeks
20:03
Hello from Minot, North Dakota
Travis West
20:10
Travis West from Ohio
Janet Johnson
20:12
Hi, Janet from Utah.
Natalie Hannans
20:14
Good Evening! from GA
AlphaMaeAmor Paquibo
20:17
Hello everyone, I'm Amor from Bangkok!
Anne McIntosh
20:24
Hi from Albany in Western Australia.
Mary Henning
20:28
Hi from Sydney Australia
Leo Lichtig
20:51
Hi from Albany in New York
Denise Malloy
22:33
Dr. Denise Malloy, TN State University, Global Center of Smart Technology Innovations, Nashville, TN, Exec Dir HBCU C2
Michelle Acaley
23:09
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!
Dina Guay
23:09
hi from WA
Misty Hinckley
24:27
Sphero mazes, coding lessons in the library
Travis West
24:28
coding lesson
Juan Isaias Calderon
24:32
never used Sphero
Horatio Leftwich
24:35
Never used it before
Danyelle Sessoms
24:36
Not used it yet but will be purchasing this year
Mary Larscheid Christensen
24:44
coding with Spheros. spark and bolt
Liz Weeks
24:49
Never used the Sphere! So excited to learn!
David Goodfellow
24:56
we do coding with sphero, and with lego robotics
Brianne O'Connell
24:57
I was going to do Sphero maze race with the elementary children. However, I had to do it virtually due to recent events.
Blake Shaw
24:59
Done lots of coding lessons, visual coding at least with littleBits
Joanne Hodge
24:59
Roman Chariots and gladiators. Coding obstacle courses in Maths
Dina Guay
25:01
crazy 8, circles basic things
Natalie Hannans
25:01
yes .... we have used Sphero in our squadron Stem Kit programs
Crystal Javier
25:02
Loved taking a group of K-5 students to the Apple Store for a Sphero Bolt coding workshop (pre Covid)
MaryJo Wimsatt
25:05
We just got our Sphero before the pandemic hit!
Susan Mahood
25:07
just got mine, need to learn
Michael Allard
25:09
I just got my Sprk and mini and just introduced them to my classes.
Elisa Shapiro
25:09
Physics kinematics experiments using spark +
Carrie Denton
25:16
I use them for a unit after the AP CSP test each year for the last 3 years
Michele Thompson
25:18
Yes. We use Spheros.
Kim Hahnenkamp
25:20
I have not used Sphero with my students, but would like to. I do teach coding to my students using code.org
Brianne O'Connell
25:24
I would like to incorporate more Sphero programming in my coding sessions.
Bianca Willis
25:25
I have used Sphero (have my own), computational thinking in lessons, I am in Qld (Australia).
Joseph Irizarry
25:29
No Sphere, but coding with TI-84, Turtle Logo. Also coached Botball (coding in C++) for a couple of years.
David Goodfellow
25:34
haven’t used the bolt, but have lots of sparks
Emily Curtis
25:36
I use it to do storytelling.
Anne McIntosh
25:41
Just got the big blue case! Have done quite a bit of coding, and have used Dash n Dot, and Ozobots.
Denise Malloy
25:44
Using Spheros now with APPLE, Inc. initiative, Everyone Can Code & Everyone Can Create with all the HBCUs in the nation.
Ellen Cole
25:48
I have a set of 15 Bolts and have students practice block coding
Cheryl Terry
25:50
Yes, we use Spheros but I’d like to learn new ways to use them
Emily Curtis
25:55
I have SPheros and little bits, but I don't really know what to do with my little bits
Brianne O'Connell
26:14
We only have the Sphero BB8s in my library.
Keri Gray
26:14
I have used a lot of coding with my own children and in my robotics club, but not in my general science yet.
Michelle Acaley
26:27
Emily - check out classroom.littlebits.com to get some ideas!
Brianne O'Connell
26:29
I use some of my own robots for coding programs.
Sphero
26:50
Welcome, everyone! Thanks for joining and sharing your responses with us.
Dina Guay
27:12
👍😊
Michael Allard
27:41
My first lessons with them involved introducing the sphero and trying to code a simple journey... to go there and back.
Blake Shaw
28:13
Love this! I'm a Classics major that is a software developer now and this sounds like a beautiful blend.
Dina Guay
28:40
awesome 👏
Michelle Acaley
29:00
Keesah - yes I would say BOLT. Feel free to email us at eduation@sphero.com and we can chat about the best product and supporting curriculum!
Brianne O'Connell
30:29
It's so amazing what you can do with one little robot.
Michelle Acaley
33:14
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 education@sphero.com we can point you in the right direction.
Crystal Javier
33:34
Thanks so much! I’ll reach out directly. :)
Laurie Guyon
37:48
Love the magic 8 ball activity!
Brianne O'Connell
38:16
I would like to see tht activity.
Vicki Dick
39:34
Wow Garrett, I know just how you feel protecting your spheros and making students code not just free drive.
Michelle Acaley
39:43
Brianna - Here you go: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/191668
Brianne O'Connell
39:54
Thank you.
Joanne Hodge
40:50
Looks fun that one. Agree with your Garrett as they often want to just play with the Sphero!
Brianne O'Connell
41:52
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.
Joanne Hodge
41:57
Like the remix idea to save time.
Blake Shaw
42:04
Meeting students where they are at with adaptable lessons ❤️
Katrina Madok
42:21
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!
Joanne Hodge
42:23
Often I do let them play for 10 mins and then go deeper.
Joanne Hodge
42:49
Yes play then create and code.
Katrina Madok
43:52
Yep! I agree with Joanne!
Joanne Hodge
44:05
Thanks Katrina!
Diane R
44:13
that time for them to explore is so valuable!
Michelle Acaley
44:17
Julie - Check out sphero.com and COVID-19 resources, we have some great ideas in there
Laurie Elwick
44:42
I'm excited to check out COVID 19 resources.
Joanne Hodge
44:45
Totally vital and they get to understand how it moves.
Laurie Guyon
45:04
Sphero floats! I’ve used it a ton in water and we have painted with them too!
Michelle Acaley
45:09
Bernadette - YES! Well BOLT and SPRK+ only, but yes they are waterproof
Joanne Hodge
45:10
Thanks Michelle about Covid stuff
Brianne O'Connell
45:18
I treat all of my robots like my pets as well.
Katrina Madok
45:58
Agree on the treatment and the students show respect when I treat the bots this way.
Katrina Madok
48:07
I believe having the clear casing excites the students so they can see what is going on inside!
Vishnu Kandala
48:18
CODING...
Vishnu Kandala
48:33
LOVE THIS
Michelle Acaley
48:50
Katrina - check out the Sphero Edu app and you can see 3D models of the robots as well: https://edu.sphero.com/3d-models
Katrina Madok
49:24
Thank you! I definitely will!
Joanne Hodge
49:38
Great models
Laurie Elwick
49:43
Amazing!
Katrina Madok
53:16
This is pretty cool to see in action! I did not know this was possible.
Laurie Guyon
53:37
This is great for storytelling!
Michelle Acaley
53:52
Bernadette, you can use the speak block and type out what you want the app to say
Diane R
54:03
so many amazing interdisciplinary opportunities here!
Michelle Acaley
54:13
Here is a direct link to the activities: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/5326042
Michelle Acaley
54:26
Mad Libs one: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/7466145
Joanne Hodge
54:26
Love this idea.
Joanne Hodge
54:39
Thanks Michelle
Michelle Acaley
54:56
One more he will be sharing: https://edu.sphero.com/remixes/5467535
Leo Lichtig
55:03
will we be getting a copy of the chats with all the links being mentioned?
Laurie Guyon
55:11
This would be great for reports, storytelling, historical recreations…the possibilities are endless!
Michelle Acaley
55:27
Leo - Yes we will sharing a recording which will include the links
Katrina Madok
55:34
Yes - presentations just upped a notch!
Sphero
55:44
Ok!
Joanne Hodge
55:47
Cheers Michelle - much appreciated
Leo Lichtig
55:54
Great. thx.
Vishnu Kandala
56:51
Michelle, can we use teacher's recorded voice for this?
Michelle Acaley
56:59
We will share all the links when we send out the presentation!
Vicki Dick
57:03
Great way to use Sphero within the classroom other than getting the robot to move around.
Katrina Madok
59:17
Very motivating! This could be tied easily in a science themed lesson like the ISS anniversary coming up . Interesting!
Laurie Guyon
59:21
They can use it to start to build the elements of their story on your storyboards!
Brianne O'Connell
01:00:17
I actually like this idea of the code already there.
Brianne O'Connell
01:00:34
I taught myself how to code using this method.
Joanne Hodge
01:00:36
Yes especially for the less able coders
Katrina Madok
01:01:10
The pre coded would also help with time restraints we have in the classroom
Joanne Hodge
01:01:16
We us e a PRIMM model for coding
Bianca Willis
01:01:20
Sometimes I think we assume other teachers just want to learn to code too but it is not everyone's interest.
Joanne Hodge
01:01:40
Deifnitely
Michelle Acaley
01:01:45
Betsy - check out our Edu App, we have activities that have attached programs that are starter programs
Joanne Hodge
01:02:03
Sorry 2 in the morning so excuse my typos!
Michelle Acaley
01:02:04
Also check out the program section, we have dedicated videos and starter programs that help beginners work through manipulating the program
Vicki Dick
01:02:17
Teachers also don’t have the time to learn to code, it is a very personal interest.
Michelle Acaley
01:02:20
Joanne - Thanks for joining us at 2am!
Joanne Hodge
01:02:22
Thanks Michelle
Joanne Hodge
01:02:41
No problem!
Michelle Acaley
01:03:18
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!
Joanne Hodge
01:03:22
Templates will be great - thanks Garrett
Robin McRoberts
01:03:35
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!
Bianca Willis
01:04:18
Love that he explained it was a "kiddy pool".
Joanne Hodge
01:04:20
How old are Grade 2 please?
Laurie Guyon
01:04:28
Age 7
Bianca Willis
01:04:28
7 or 8 years?
Michelle Acaley
01:04:41
Yes 7-8 is typical for 2nd grade here in the US
Vicki Dick
01:04:45
Michelle, yes they actually do enjoy using the spheros with their students. I usually come into their classrooms to introduce the students to coding.
Joanne Hodge
01:04:46
Thanks so Year 2 here in the UK
Katrina Madok
01:04:47
Things will be different with social distancing and no sharing of items
Michelle Acaley
01:07:28
Yes we will be sending a recording of the training with links to all the activities
Bianca Willis
01:07:37
Fantastic way to engage students Garrett. What a great idea. You could do that over zoom easily.
Diane R
01:08:02
using this is great for the hybrid environment!
Bianca Willis
01:08:42
Could we have your twitter handle again please.
Bianca Willis
01:09:41
Thankyou.
Blake Shaw
01:10:44
Hands of a kindergartener or a senior in high school 😂
Robin McRoberts
01:11:05
I love that they are durable and waterproof!!
Laurie Elwick
01:11:07
Are we going to have the ability to save the chat?
Michelle Acaley
01:11:43
Yes the chat comes over with the recording!
Laurie Elwick
01:11:55
Thanks :)
Michelle Acaley
01:12:17
Clare - yes we’ll send a recording of the webinar, which will include the chat with the links.
brette lockyer
01:12:32
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!
Katrina Madok
01:12:47
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.
Joanne Hodge
01:12:48
Some great ideas thank you
Misty Hinckley
01:13:01
Great ideas thank you!
Diane R
01:13:03
I love the shakeup ideas! thank you!
Robin McRoberts
01:13:04
there are so many great ideas - thanks!!
MaryJo Wimsatt
01:13:09
Thank you!! So motivating!!
Michele Thompson
01:13:16
Thank you!
Natalie Hannans
01:13:33
thanks so much!!!! love these trainings
Vicki Dick
01:13:50
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. :)
Christine Mills
01:14:00
thanks for the ideas
Crystal Javier
01:14:31
I’m with Vicki! Been using Sphero for some time, but LOVE all the new inspiration and resources!
Brianne O'Connell
01:14:47
Thank you so much. I can't wait to use some of these ideas in my library programs.
Juan Isaias Calderon
01:14:49
lol
Diane R
01:15:09
it is so much more fun to hear sphero pick!!!
Dina Guay
01:15:14
congratulations
Dina Guay
01:15:24
congratulations 🎊
Robin McRoberts
01:15:29
congratulations!
Brianne O'Connell
01:15:30
Congratulations to the winners!
Natalie Hannans
01:15:30
Congratulations!!!
Joanne Hodge
01:15:31
Well done winners
Laurie Elwick
01:15:32
Congrats!
Katrina Madok
01:15:33
Lucky winner ! congratulations!
Bianca Willis
01:15:38
Love it! You could do that in the classroom and the person Sphero picks is the person answering the question! So Cool. Congrats!
Janet Johnson
01:15:44
Thanks for the great PD.
Diane R
01:15:45
congrats and thank you for the information!
Gary Cipinko
01:15:46
Thank you
Michael Allard
01:15:46
Thanks!
Brianne O'Connell
01:15:47
Thank you again.
Natalie Hannans
01:15:48
congratulations!
Vicki Dick
01:15:49
Thanks everyone.
Bianca Willis
01:15:50
Thankyou
Joanne Hodge
01:15:50
Bye and thanks
Natalie Hannans
01:15:56
thank you!
Crystal Javier
01:15:58
Thanks, everyone!