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iPad Summit Boston 2015 is back at the Hynes Convention Center November 16-18, 2015. To learn more and regsiter go to ettipad.org.

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Wednesday, November 18 • 10:45am - 11:45am
iLab: These Are Not Your Parents’ Robots:  Using Sphero in Your Classroom FULL

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In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about and play with Spheros, robots which connect via Bluetooth to iPad.

Today's classrooms look different. Classroom robots are now readily available, reasonably affordable, and easily implementable. Incorporating robots into a range of curricula at all age levels increases student engagement. Students can control robots and their interactions, greatly enhancing learning. Robots can also redefine the way content is created and used in the learning process.

Sphero is a robotic ball which can be controlled from iPad - either directly or through coding. A number of free apps are available for the Sphero, allowing students to control the robot through mazes, in games of tag, and as part of augmented reality.

Spheros can be incorporated throughout K-12 curriculum.  Students can learn about math and science as well as computer science. They can create art by painting with the Sphero or by making videos.  Spheros can be incorporated into the English/Language Arts classroom to give students experiential challenges similar to those faced by the people and characters in literature.  

In this session, we will overview how Spheros operate, let you try out some applications, and provide lesson plans for K-12 classrooms.

Be prepared for at least a few surprises.

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Richard Perry

Richard Perry is an English teacher and Tech Mentor at Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. In 2013, Rich became an Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovative use of technology in the classroom. He believes the days of a 44 minute lecture in a brick and mortar classroom are in the past.   Rich has implemented the use of robotics in an English Language Arts class with great success. | | Julie and Rich have presented together at... Read More →
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Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott teaches science including chemistry, physics, and sustainable agriculture & food systems.  Her classrooms can look like controlled chaos as students are out of their seats, asking questions, and engaging in their own learning. Julie was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013. Julie presents around the world on inquiry-based learning including STEM/STEAM teaching and learning.

Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am

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