Making fine-motor clothespins activities into an occupation-based game w/ my @scratch game & @makeymakey. @_allisulli @gravescolleen @BlairFitz1 @RachelivyOTR @OT_Technology2 @JuanAtAOTA @frankaota @otnotes @KellyOT @mamaotblog @DebYoungOT @StacyTurkeOT @BillWongOT @ajlamb1216 pic.twitter.com/gkzspQ49no— mOTivator Labs (@motivatorlabs) February 25, 2019
We made some great progress with the wood version of the MakeyMakey Minecraft assistive controller today! Next step is wiring! :) @makeymakey @PlayCraftLearn https://t.co/c7zyjfbY88 pic.twitter.com/WXtbOOOJ3b— Village Robot (@sirmattrichards) September 25, 2020
In 2020 we partnered with Makers Making Change as a way to help disability professionals use Makey Makey as an assistive device. In October 2020, we ran an intro webinar with Katie Butzu and Mark Lyons as a way to promote entry to the live workshop. Katie and Mark shared amazing ideas in their November workshop, and then the disability professionals were challenged with creating their own assistive technology! The participants made some amazing assistive technology! Check out the full post here.
This is one of the most epic inventions we've seen created with Makey Makey by Tracey Zhang.
David's team made this epic interachangble invention.
Electrify Assistive Technology with Trisha Roffey March 26th, 3 pm CST
Trish Roffey is an Emerging Technologies Consultant working in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA. Trish says "My Grade 8 students and I decided to take on building an educational program and switch based on the learning needs of specific students. We went to one of our local schools that needed some support and each student met their “client”. The outcome was one of the most powerful teaching experiences of my career!"
View details on Trisha's project here:
The webinar with Trisha was phenomenal! For those that missed the live broadcast, we wanted to share this resource with you! We learned so much and were so inspired. We can't wait to see more schools use design thinking to create assistive technology for students with real needs.
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Access to Trisha's slides are here.
This is another great webinar around Assistive Technology from March 2020.
In January 2020 , we noticed some impressive tweets about an assistive technology design challenge put forth to a senior high school math class. As we dug into the story, we learned that this great idea was spawn from a collaborative team of 6 teachers! As problem solving and collaboration are some of the hardest qualities to instill in students, we knew we needed to find out more about these epic teachers. Find out more about how they used this project to share empathy and design in their local high school. Watch the webinar below and find the Full post and resources here.
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Tips for Guiding Students through a Design Challenge
Check out these tips from Project Invent on guiding students through a design challenge.