Sphero Programing in Action

IMG_3370.JPGRecently, Southfield Christian School was blessed with a grant of 10 Sphero robotic balls for use with our students. Our goals is to learn about problem solving and programing while developing new lesson ideas for students and teachers. We have been having fun testing them out with the Middle School technology class. We deeply appreciate this gift by Sphero to our school!

IMG_3381.JPG

Students began by using both the Sphero Drive and the Sphero apps to learn how to move and manipulate the Sphero. So. Much. Fun!

IMG_3393.JPG

Then they started working through some SPRK lessons provided by Sphero to learn to program the Sphero using the Sphero Macrolab app. The lessons pushed students to use their problem solving skills.  We also tried out the beta version of the Tickle app which lets you program Sphero using building blocks similar to Scratch. Here are some blog posts by the students giving their reviews of the Sphero and telling what they have learned.

Alexandra – Sphero Fun

Austin – Sphero

Erica – Sphero Project

This week students will be designing a new trick using Macrolab and will be creating and publishing a video quest demonstrating and documenting the trick!

IMG_3423.JPG

IMG_3420.JPG

IMG_3415.JPG

IMG_3426.JPG

 

IMG_3387.JPG

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.