Learn How to Code

Learning how to code is more important than ever for students.

Coding helps develop skills like problem-solving, logical thinking and creativity It is becoming increasingly fundamental in the 21st Century workplace.

To help introduce coding, we've partnered with ed-tech companies like Sphero Edu and Minecraft: Education Edition to help integrate coding into the 21st Century classroom through innovative and fun learning programmes.

Micro:bit

Wriggle guides schools along their journey to equip students with the skills and proficiencies demanded of them today. Micro:bit is an easy and affordable tool to introduce and develop coding skills in the classroom, from primary to second-level through cross-curricular learning. You can use it for all sorts of creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. Coding is easy with Micro:bit. Plus, it can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Achieve fun and practical results in the classroom with Micro:bit.

Best Features:

  • 25 individually-programmable LEDs
  • 2 programmable buttons
  • Physical connection pins
  • Light and temperature sensors
  • Motion sensors (accelerometer and compass)
  • Wireless Communication, via Radio and Bluetooth
  • USB interface
Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft is a virtual game that allows you to create and build your own world on your device. Minecraft: Education Edition is specifically designed for education with features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in the classroom. This promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Best Features:

  • Classroom
  • Mode Easy Classroom Collaboration
  • Camera & Portfolio
  • Non-Player Characters
  • Chalkboards
  • Secure Login
  • Tutorial World
  • Built-in Lesson Plans
Sphero Edu

What is SPRK+?

SPRK+ is a rugged spherical robot capable of rolling around, changing colours, running programmes and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet!

SPRK+ & Coding

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Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Sphero Edu app or through Apple's Swift Playgrounds app which is perfect for students and beginners learning to code. You can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party...The only limit is your imagination.

 

Sphero Edu's program uses app-enabled robots to foster creativity through discovery and play all while laying the foundation for a computer science curriculum and STEAM activities.While coding and 21st-century skills are necessary, the program also goes beyond code by incorporating robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities, nurturing students' imaginations.

The Sphero Edu cross-platform apps are accessible for all skill levels from primary to secondary and special education. Students can work collaboratively or at their own pace while tracking their progress with the app. Allowing users to progress with ease, while still providing challenges.

The robot and app teach students foundational programming by enhancing cross-curricular STEAM projects,

but they also lay the foundation for problem-solving, design thinking, creativity, and engagement.

 

Get your own SPRK+ for the classroom for only €139 (inc. VAT)

Or avail of our Sphero Power Pack that allows you to charge, store and carry SPRK+ robots by the dozen. Built with an integrated cooling system, your robots can charge safely all from one place.

Sphero Power Pack Includes:
  • Sphero SPRK+ Robots (12)
  • Maze Tape and Protractors
  • Classroom Posters and Sticker
  • Clear Turbo Covers
  • Quick Start Guide
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Mac in Education

Mas is built for the classroom. It gives students and teachers new ways to be creative and productive and to craft deeply engaging learning materials.

It comes with powerful software to handle everyday tasks and the most ambitious projects. Join the Apple Teacher programme to build your skills and earn recognition.

 

Sphero Edu

The SPRK+ is a rugged spherical robot capable of rolling around, changing colours, running programmes and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet! Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot though. Powered by the Sphero Edu app or through Apple's Swift Playgrounds app you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community.

Sphero Edu's program uses app-enabled robots to foster creativity through discovery and play all while laying the foundation for a computer science curriculum and STEAM activities. Laying the foundation for problem-solving, design thinking, creativity, and engagement

Get your own SPRK+ for the classroom for only €139 (inc. VAT)


Or avail of our Sphero Power Pack that allows you to charge, store and carry SPRK+ robots by the dozen. Built with an integrated cooling system, your robots can charge safely all from one place.

Sphero Power Pack Includes:

  • Sphero SPRK+ Robots (12)
  • Charging Case and Power Adapter
  • Maze Tape and Protractors
  • Classroom Posters and Stickers
  • Clear Turbo Covers
  • Quick Start Guide
Sphero Activity Mats

Used in conjunction with Sphero robots, Sphero mats are a great way of generating fun and engaging activities with students.

With brilliant coding resources available via the Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code curriculum, at Wriggle our team of teachers on staff, in collaboration Apple, have created a unique Sphero Ireland Activity Mat designed to teach 21st Century skills through coding right across the curriculum.

Wriggle's Sphero Activity Mat Includes:

  • 3m x 2.2m map of Ireland
  • Custom-made lesson plans tailored to the Irish curriculum and designed to align with the Digital Learning Framework
  • Counties, towns and main landmarks
  • Grid Reference lines for multiple lesson options with Sphero
 Contact us today to get your own Sphero Ireland Activity Mat and lesson plan pack for the classroom now!