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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2015 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Wednesday, October 21 • 10:15am - 11:10am
Teaching Math Through Robotics...Introducing Sphero and Ollie!

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Seeking a way to assess students’ understanding of integer operations, a math teacher and librarian at Worcester Academy collaborated to develop a lesson using the programmable robots Sphero and Ollie. The presenters used the Tickle app to create sample math expressions and demonstrate them for students. Students observed the movements of the robots and explained the math concepts the robots were demonstrating. Following a class discussion and brief introduction to the Tickle app, students were asked to use Tickle, Sphero, and Ollie to create their own demonstration for a series of math expressions.

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Pete Smith

Director of Online Education & Blended Learning and Middle School Math Teacher, Worcester Academy
Peter Smith is currently the Director of Online Education and Blended Learning as well as a middle school mathematics teacher at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Prior to teaching mathematics at Worcester Academy, he was first a technology integration specialist and then the director of academic technology while the school developed and launched their one-to-one laptop program. Peter Smith holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny... Read More →

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Jennifer Hanson

Director of Library Services, Worcester Academy
Jennifer Hanson is the Director of Library Services at Worcester Academy. She was awarded the 2016 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Librarian Award. Prior to joining Worcester Academy, Jennifer was the Librarian at Primary Source, a nonprofit professional development organization. She has also worked in the libraries at Emerson College, Indiana University, and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2012-2015, Jennifer was the Communications Chair... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 26

Attendees (35)