Learning Programming with BB8

Welcome to a special Wednesday edition of #TechTipTuesday! In honor of Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), I thought I would show off a cool robot from Sphero. The BB8 robot uses your personal mobile device as the “remote control” (the app is free and available on Android, Apple, and Windows devices). Watch the video to see how this toy can be used to teach coding / programming skills! It is fun and educational!

Items to consider while watching:

  1. How can pop-culture be used to engage our students in the learning process?
  2. In what ways can you incorporate other pop-culture items to excite your students about learning?
  3. What are other ways you can become the Jedi Knight of teachers ;)?

Casey Veatch

Casey Veatch was Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at the Colorado State Library from July 2015 to October 2016, when he became Professional Learning Senior Specialist at Apple.