Recently, 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!
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!