Robots That Teach: Using Sphero in Class

by Olivia Roberts

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2015/10/robots-teach-using-sphero-class

This news article talks about the new technology called Sphero being used in the classroom. Sphero is a small robot being used for different purposes. First, teachers are using this toy robot for play. We know children learn best through play, so this reassures that students are still learning when using it. In addition, teachers are using Sphero to teach computer program, technology, and robotics through this play. Sphero connects to any Android or IOS device, so the teacher will need one of the two. This robot is water proof, pet proof, and very durable. There are two different versions out for this robot and accessories to go with it. This robot retails around $150. The star wars version boys will love! Some people think that $150 is too much, but you only need one for the classroom! Last, teachers are using this robot for motivation. This robot can become more than a toy; it can become the class pet. The students can name it and take care of it. I dare you to try one for your own classroom!Sphero-Drive-composite3

This robot is great for young children or anyone. Computer programming and technology are becoming more dominant in the classrooms and at home. If teachers or parents use Sphero when assisting with lessons, it is more beneficial to the students. The students will become so impressed by this technology; they will be begging their parents for a Sphero at home.

This robot is great for young children or anyone. Computer programming and technology are becoming more dominant in the classrooms and at home. If teachers or parents use Sphero when assisting with lessons, it is more beneficial to the students. The students will become so impressed by this technology; they will be begging their parents for a Sphero at home.

 

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