Spheros and Bee-Bots

Cannon Falls Elementary School has recently purchased Spheros. Spheros are small sphere-shaped robots that students can control with their school iPads. They will be used by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. (Although 2nd graders may use the Spheros if their teacher feels they are ready.)

Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students may also use Bee-Bots which are like the Spheros but easier for younger kids to use.  Spheros will be used by students as soon as teachers reserve a time and day to use them.

Principal Mr. Bell said, “The Spheros will give students an opportunity to learn coding, working together, and trying new things.”

4th grade teacher Mr. Borgen has used them once before, and said, “[Spheros are] a very fun activity, really educational, and help his students learn coding.” He thinks his students are learning teamwork, and coding is a valuable skill they can use later in life.