Meet our new buddy, SPRK!
Sphero SPRK Edition is an app-enabled robot that has changed the way Ellie is learning...and playing. Sphero SPRK Edition and the SPRK app are designed to inspire a love of robotics, coding and STEM principles while teaching the power of cause, effect and conditions in programming - all through play.
Ellie is in 3rd grade this year and will start to learn coding in computer class this year and SPRK has really ignited excitement about writing programs. Sphero SPRK Edition comes with sample programs loaded for those just starting out on their coding journey. Or you can create your own programs if you are more advanced. SPRK even comes with a protractor, pencil and notebook.
Sphero SPRK Edition does so many cool things. He (we made it a him) can roll in a many different shapes and configurations. Figure 8's are no biggie for SPRK. He can also change colors on command and even jump. So cool! Even when the student is using built in programs, you can always tap the code symbol and see all of the code that runs the program. I admit that sometimes toys like this overwhelm me or easily frustrate the kids. But everything about the Sphero SPRK Edition is so easy and user friendly. Ellie downloaded the app, plugged it in to charge and was having our SPRK do tricks all over the house a few minutes later!
Our Sphero SPRK Edition will be visiting Ellie's 3rd grade class later this month. Her computer teacher is going to use it to demonstrate coding to the class. How cool is that?!
The Sphero SPRK Edition robot retails for $129.99 on the Sphero website.
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