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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

English/Language Arts Teacher, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Rich has been a classroom teacher at Sanford H. Calhoun High School for 20 years. The inclusion of iPads, student created video response, Sphero robotics, & 360 degree video into the classroom has changed the dynamic of his English class. Rich also shares his classroom passion with... Read More →
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Julie Willcott

Education Products Manager, zSpace
Julie Willcott is currently the Education Products Manager for zSpace, a virtual reality company. Prior to taking a more active role in developing standards-based, engaging K-12 curriculum, she taught high school science in Maine for 20 years. Since leaving the classroom, Julie's... Read More →

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

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