When the company behind Sphero, a programmable robotic ball, wanted to learn more about how their product could be used in schools, they looked to Creative Learning Systems and our SmartLab school partners.
Sphero is an engaging app-enabled ball that was the inspiration for the BB-8 droid in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sphero provided their innovative robotic balls to some of our SmartLab national reference site partners. We put Sphero in the capable and creative hands of our students and watched them learn. On April 29th, the Sphero team visited Slavens K-8 school in Denver to see first-hand how Sphero was being used in a SmartLab.
As a result of this successful pilot, Creative Learning Systems and Connected Play have teamed up to add Sphero to the SmartLabs collection of learning technologies. Sphero is now available to all of our SmartLab partners with Learning Launcher curriculum available later this month.