In The Classroom

Updated 2 weeks ago by mike moran

School Features

For you schools out there using lots-o’-bots in the classroom, we developed some special features to make your lives easier:

  • Set up a classroom with student logins, assign activities and track them in real-time. For speedy setup, use our roster CSV uploader (the CSV upload template is attached below)
  • Create an activity and assign it to your class, or share it publicly with the community
  • Save your work by creating an account and jump between the apps or website
  • Disable sounds when dragging blocks to improve classroom focus. Go to Home>Settings>Canvas Sounds option

Clever Integration

Clever is a “Single Sign On” provider used by schools to make it easy to sign into Sphero Edu for students. If you are not using Sphero Edu in school, you will not use Clever to sign in.

Clever users can enable Roster Sync and Sign Sign-On. Ask your IT admin to add the "Sphero Edu" app through the Clever portal. For more information, see Clever for Teachers and Clever for Admins.

Sphero Edu Lessons & Activities

We at Sphero are constantly working on engaging, educational content intended for use in the classroom. Check out what we, and our community, have created to leverage the full potential of our Sphero Edu platform and robots: https://edu.sphero.com/cwists/category.

Our Sphero-created Draw and Blocks intros and activities are a great place to start. Once students have an understanding of the concepts, we recommend moving into specific activities geared towards specific curriculum. If you have a class set up, assign activities to your students that complement and enrich your lesson plans. 

If you're interested in taking a deep-dive into utilizing Sphero Edu to its full potential in the classroom, send an email to training@sphero.com.

Common Core Standards

Many of our activities align with CCSS and NGSS educational standards in a variety of subjects, and there is much more to come! 

Activities and lessons are also searchable on the activities page of the Sphero Edu website using the "Edu Standards" filter. 

IT and Sphero Edu 

The Sphero Edu application requires that your network allow traffic over Ports 80 & 443. If you're experiencing issues connecting to the application on your network, check that those ports are open. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please follow the link to open a new support ticket.

Or feel free to contact us at your convenience:

1-888-977-4376

Email: support@sphero.com


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