Playing with Coding with your students? Need a cool windows 8 environment to make it all happen? Sphero, solves you problem with it’s new Window 8.1 and Windows 8 phone apps.
Sphero is an interactive robot (in the shape of a ball) that brings programming away from the computer and into the real life.
Once you have purchased your Sphero and downloaded the Sphero App from the Windows Store some of the things you can do with Sphero include:
Sphero has also just released a curriculum designed specifically for educators. Through Sphero, this step by step curriculum introduces learners to ‘basic concepts of programming, robotics and math.’ This is perfect for those looking at ‘maker or tinker movement’ activities. The programming app, MacroLab and OrbBasic will soon be released on Windows 8. Once these apps are installed, all activities in the Sphero in Education site can be completed.
Example Activities in the Sphero curriculum include:
Do you use Sphero already? We'd love to know about all the engaging ways you use it in your school.