Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Makey-Makey Resources

The other day I had a 'light bulb' moment. It doesn't take much, believe me. Check this out:

I really enjoy meeting teachers at unconference events and often follow up via email. These emails may be thank you's, questions, or exchanges of resources. I spend time on this communication and love the connections and content they produce.

So...here comes the ahhhh-ha moment.

The emails are essentially blog posts. You fire off a good email and instead of having it live in a vacuum, turn it into a blog post. Two weeks ago at PlayDate LA, I met a vice principal interested in the Makey-Makey. I happen to love the Makey-Makey so I promised I would give her a few resources.

Here was the email (I mean blog post):

It was great meeting you at Playdate LA. It is also awesome that your students will be playing around (and learning a lot) wit Makey-Makeys. Here are a few quick resources I pulled together for you.

PDF: http://makeymakey.com/guides/pdfs/MaKeyMaKeyScratchOperationGame.pdf

Sketching Instruments How-To PDF: http://makeymakey.com/guides/pdfs/SketchITPlayIT.pdf

Makey-Makey Guides: http://makeymakey.com/guides/

Instructable Makey Makey Projects: http://www.instructables.com/howto/makey+makey/

Makey Makey Site has forums and project as well: http://makeymakey.com

Hope this is a start for you! I would love to come and observe the kids working with the Makey-Makeys. I can also offer my assistance for the first after school lessons or some short PD for teachers. Let me know!

Finally, a few shots of my students work ;)

Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon!

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