In Fall 2018, the four D39 elementary school technology teachers Julie Garry, Lauren Wysocke, Beth Cummo and Christina Rosario were awarded funds for 32 Sphero BOLT robots. Each school was granted 8 robots to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to expand their coding skills.
With three different coding canvases – Draw, Block and Text – that move from beginner to advanced coding skills, the robots can be differentiated by age group and coding ability. Students have had so much fun learning while using them.
“There is always a big cheer from the students when they get to use them during class,” said Julie Garry of McKenzie, “We have also tested the durability of the Sphero Bolts in water projects, painting with them and rolling them down steps. We, as teachers, are excited that they can hold up to our challenging projects.”