Spheros a joy at Malak

Sphero robots are zipping around at Malak Primary School to the delight of their student commanders.

The small ball-shaped machines are highly manoeuverable, and ideal for teaching students how to code their movements.

Principal Lorraine Evans said spheros are user-friendly, easily manipulated, and by immediately responding to the Block programming language, engage the students with lights and movement.

“Working with robots helps students identify the difference between the iPad controller, as a hardware system, and interactive software such as the EduSphero app and Bluetooth,” she said.

“There are 70 students undertaking weekly lessons, supported by the CSER Digital Technologies Lending Library of The University of Adelaide , from which we hope to source additional robots and teaching resources.”

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Last updated: 09 May 2018