All of us at Sphero understand that now is a challenging time for educators, parents, and learners who may be adjusting to a new “normal” way of life. With so many of us working and learning from home (including our teams!), we want to support our community with easy access to quality educational content.

So, we are proud to offer complimentary access to a new Computer Science Foundations Course 1 theme of eight lessons every two weeks. These lessons can be accessed through the Sphero Edu app on any device.

But what is CSF and how do you get started…

Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past few weeks, you have heard a lot of buzz about germs lately. Yes, germs are always around us, so this is good practice year round, but there are some new ones floating around that we should be aware of as well. It’s cold and flu season, and with the current concern over the rapid spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a coronavirus) the Sphero team has been hyper focused on how we can help educators, students and parents stay healthy.

Below is our step-by-step guide on how to clean and properly disinfect Sphero…

BOULDER, Colo. (March 10, 2020)Sphero, the industry leader in edtech programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features 434 businesses from 39 countries.

“We are honored to be recognized and included within this distinguished list of leading companies,” said Paul Berberian, Sphero’s CEO. …

March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day, a day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women globally. Here at Sphero, we admire the women who have contributed to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). From NASA space scientists to brilliant mathematicians, these women motivate us everyday to think #BeyondCode. Check out nine of these courageous, determined and forward-thinking leaders below!

  • Florence Nightingale — Revolutionary social reformer & statistician; known as the the inventor of modern nursing. During the Crimean War (1853–1856) she was noted to have reduced the death rate from 42% to less than 5%…

February is Black History Month, an important time to recognize the challenges and injustices black people have faced throughout history and into today. It’s also a time to celebrate and honor the many notable changemakers of color, especially those of which we can thank for pioneering the way through influential discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

From as early as the 1700s, black women and men have made incredible contributions to STEM-related fields. Below, we’ll take a look at 15 standout visionaries (in no particular order) who defied stereotypes, battled adversity, and blazed new trails.

  • Benjamin Banneker —…

Sphero BOLT and Code Mat are dynamic duo designed for play-based STEAM activities.

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and Eggs. Romeo and Juliet. These are some of the most notorious love stories ever told. But here at Sphero, we believe there is no greater love than the love for STEAM learning and education.

This Valentine’s Day, let’s focus on a new dynamic duo of the BOLT Power Pack & Sphero Code Mat. Once coupled together, this two-sided activity mat and multi-pack of programmable robots allow for a simple way for students to learn through play. Watch as your students gain an understanding of basic math principles, critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving through creating…

We have some good news to share! As of today, all Sphero robots are now compatible with the Sphero Edu app on Chromebooks running the latest versions of Chrome OS.

In late 2019, a number of Sphero robots stopped working with the Sphero Edu app on Chromebooks. This was linked to changes made in the Chrome OS 78 release. …

Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.

We appreciate your patience while we worked through the connectivity issues experienced over the past couple of weeks. There is an update to the Sphero Edu app, as outlined below.

What’s being released?

Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS.

What’s fixed?

  • Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.
  • Sensor data graph improvements
  • “On Charging” event blocks now correctly work

What isn’t fixed?

5.3.1 does not have Chrome OS 78 connection fixes for Sphero Mini, R2-D2, R2-Q5, or BB-9E.

There is continued work to make these…

A teacher looks on as students code and create with Sphero RVR in their classroom.

In partnership with DonorsChoose, Sphero® and their supporters are transforming STEAM education in the classroom

BOULDER, Colo., December 3, 2019 — Sphero, the leading robotics and educational STEAM company, announced today it has raised $45,000 to fund classroom projects for the holidays through its partnership with DonorsChoose, a non-profit organization that allows teachers to request products and experiences they need most for their classrooms.

Just in time for GivingTuesday, this donation will fund projects on DonorsChoose from teachers who are looking to engage their students in meaningful STEAM learning using Sphero’s programmable robots and educational tools. Students will be able…

What’s new:

Google has started releasing Chrome OS version 78 to eligible Chromebooks. While this version does have a number of great new features, we have also found that there is an incompatibility with the Sphero Edu app. With Chrome OS 78, some Sphero robots will no longer connect successfully. We recommend withholding from this OS update if compatibility with BOLT and Mini is vital.

Q: Which robots are affected?

A: Sphero BOLT, Sphero Mini, R2-D2, R2-Q5, and BB-9E.

Q: How did this happen?

A: On occasion, operating system updates can change how Bluetooth communication occurs. …

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