Eduporium Experiment | Sphero SPRK+
In the app, there are also numerous tutorial videos and activities uploaded from Sphero and the Sphero community. Or, if kids just want to drive Sphero around, there’s a control function for that, too! Whether they want to freestyle and start their own program, need inspiration for an activity, or want to spin Sphero SPRK+ in the bath tub (that’s right—it’s waterproof!), Sphero SPRK+ paired with the Sphero Edu app is an engaging way to introduce programming with a side of fun.
In the box, is Sphero SPRK+, a charging base and cable, maze tape, protractor, sticker sheet, and a Quick Start Guide. It is available individually as well as in an Education 12-pack to promote collaborative coding in the classroom. Designed with education in mind, the SPRK+ has a clear shell, so students can see the inner electronics at work while they’re powering the robot. Plus, its new and improved Bluetooth capabilities make pairing with devices as simple as ever. Just open the Sphero Edu app and Sphero SPRK+ will automatically connect with compatible devices that include iOS, Android, Kindle, and Chrome devices.
In the Eduporium office, I used the Sphero Edu app to roll Sphero SPRK+ around on my desk, on the carpet, and in a container of water. I found the versatility of Sphero SPRK+ to be ideal for school environments or for kids to use at home. For younger students, it may be wise to consider the Sphero SPRK+ cover options, too. Although the shell is durable, you never know what can happen with tiny hands!
Add interactivity and engagement to experiential learning with Sphero SPRK+! To purchase one for your classroom (or yourself), click here to visit the Eduporium store! And, look out next Wednesday for the next edition of the Eduporium Experiment featuring the HTC Vive! In the meantime, don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more and you might as well like us on Facebook, too!