MAKEY MAKEY

Makey Makeys are invention kits that enable you to transform any conductive material into controllers and interactive displays. It is comprised of several crocodile clips, a USB cable and the circuit board itself (the Makey Makey) and the rest is up to your imagination. 

Introducing this into the classroom was exciting for both teacher and student. It enables students to engage and create, affirming their learning and making it more interactive. It also allow students to understand the science behind electricity and circuits which makes it cross-curricular with science related subjects. There are many ways you can incorporate this into every subject, all you need is the kit, conductors and a bit of imagination. It can also be used alongside Scratch programming to create sounds which can be used for music, definitions, or student pronunciation in languages.
1 Shannon were putting their creative sides to the test by using different conductors such as graphite, tinfoil, and Play-Doh to come up with different ways of using the Makey Makey. Some students were able to play games such as Sonic and Pac-Man whilst others played around with sounds using the kits. This is only the beginning and we are looking forward to using this innovative methodology in the classroom!
Link to the Makey Makey website: https://www.makeymakey.com/
Link to video of Makey Makey possibilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQqh7iCcOU

 

K.Edwards