Wednesday 9th November, 2016
9:00am to 3:50pm
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.
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