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.
Jay Silver's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/
Makey-Makey Scratch Operation Game Blog: http://joshburker.
blogspot.com/2013/01/makey- makey-scratch-operation-game. html
Makey-Makey and Scratch: http://www.
Educate Lesson Plan on Makey Makey: http://educade.org/
lesson_plans/use-makey-makey- to-design-a-videogame- controller
Sketching Instruments How-To PDF: http://makeymakey.com/
Makey-Makey Guides: http://makeymakey.com/
Instructable Makey Makey Projects: http://www.
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 ;)
Water- Piano: http://youtu.be/
Singing Door: http://youtu.be/_
Operation Game: http://instagram.com/p/
Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon!