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Friday, March 3 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Crack the Code! Spheros in the Math Classroom

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Introduce your students to coding through everyday Geometry! Presenters will show participants how to incorporate Sphero robots into a math classroom through various lessons in a Geometry class. Presenters will show how a Geometry teacher can incorporate Spheros and basic coding into their curriculum and the process to make the lessons seamless. Participants will get a hands on approach using the Spheros and learning the basic features to make a Sphero follow simple commands through the MacroLab App. Using MacroLab, participants will create a code to make the Sphero roll forward and backward specific lengths. These lengths will then be used as a ratio to make the Sphero drive longer distances. They will also use MacroLab to code the Sphero to follow a path in a square and change colors on each turn. Finally, participants will learn two Geometry lessons with the Sphero in a polygon and area unit.


Eileen Jones

Eileen Jones has been a Media Specialist at Oak Lawn Community High School for 9 years. A graduate from Augustana University with a degree in English Education, Ms. Jones obtained her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and another master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University.
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Janet Meyers

Technology Coach, Oak Lawn Community High School
Janet Meyers has been a business/technology teacher at Oak Lawn High School for 20 years. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University Business School, Mrs. Meyers obtained her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in school leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. She was named Technology Coach in 2012 and helped implement a district-wide 1:1 initiative at Oak Lawn High School. Additionally, she is responsible... Read More →
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Sara Strelow

Math teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School

Friday March 3, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
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