Starting the semester with Sphero

Monash Primary Ed. first year Pre-Service teachers have started their first semester with a big bang – trying for the first time the Spheros in classrooms. It was fun to try to move around the small see-through polycarbonate orb, capable of rolling around and controlled by a smartphone or tablet. We all kept crashing against the furniture and the walls. Our next step is to code/program and control the movement of the Sphero. This will allow us to incorporate robotics and technology through STEM/STEAM activities.