Learning is about Makey-Makey-ing Connections

A session at BIT16 - BringIT,Together 2016

Wednesday 9th November, 2016

9:00am to 3:50pm (EST)

When we learn we make connections. Makey-Makey is a physical computing tool that helps make connections visible. Essentially it is a keyboard, but instead of plastic it uses non-standard keys like bananas, tin foil, water, or just about anything that conducts electricity - including people! The point of sharing these tools is not to say WHAT to do with them, but simply to show HOW to use them. After that, it's up to you! We want to open up avenues for exploration so that creative people like our students can let their imaginations go and make connections. For example, a Makey-Makey could take a bristol board presentation to the next level of interactivity, or completely replace a book report or diorama with a student-driven project that no one has thought of yet! Before we let our students try it, teachers should be willing to take risks themselves and try something new with the Makey-Makey. We will have equipment for teachers to try out, plus bits of conductive things to connect to the Makey-Makey. For those who need more examples to spur their imagination into action - we will show some of our work, including a Makey-Makey Pinball Machine that teaches social studies, a math area calculator, a game show controller, among other things.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
David Hann

Teacher & Life-Long Learner, Thinker, Philosopher, Tinkerer, Builder, Maker, Explorer... Believer, Parent and Husband! :) Tweets (and opinions) are my own! bio from Twitter

5 attendees

  • Elizabeth Pearsall
  • Adele Stanfield
  • Mr. Orphanos
  • David Hann
  • Richard Reid

4 trackers

  • Katelane Frohlick
  • Ms.E
  • sparlish@gmail.com
  • Tyler Hankinson

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Sign in to track this session

Tell your friends!


Time 9:00am3:50pm EST

Date Wed 9th November 2016


Peller Estates B, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Short URL


Official session page


View the schedule



See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session