Welcome to the wonderful world of Sphero robots, how to program them, and some of the amazing ways these robots can enhance any classroom. The programs that are associated with the robot are free and the Sphero robots cost around $129.99 depending on where you purchase them. The coding/programming platforms can be used on any device(iOS and Android) and even have a web browser component for the Chrome browser that works as a drag and drop editor.
Objective: Upon completion of this course the user will have a better understanding of the inner workings of the Sphero robot, how to program and use them personally and professionally, how the robots can be used in the classroom or with curriculum. The user will also be able to share some examples of how the robots are actually being used by students in classrooms.
This course increases the level of technological knowledge needed to apply technology to a lesson or teacher work flow.
For the perfect lesson combine this technology with a lesson that currently exhibits excellent content knowledge and pedagogical practice.
The technology used in this course when implemented in a classroom lesson will redesign how tasks are completed. This technology modifies the current practices and leverages technology to create new methods of collaborating, creating and contributing.
This course utilizes technology or teaches components of technological programs across a variety of systems, people organizations, and knowledge. Every technology tool requires a base level of understanding that can be considered part of this course. Technology as part of STEAM can be used as a tool for science, engineering and arts.
1. Overview of Sphero and platforms
2. Basics of coding Sphero
3. Sphero Education
4. Sphero in the Classroom