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Design, Making, and Teaching with Doll-E 1.0

March 30, 2021

Have you read Doll-E 1.0? It's a great picture book to inspire making! Plus, it features Makey Makey in the illustrations. You'll have to read it to find the dog playing a banana piano! Simply GENIUS!


Our Guide

We enjoyed this book so much, we created a guide for students to craft their own DIY creations. So dig through your pile of spare parts, grab the guide, and have students design DIY dolls or robots. After building, kids can create a program in Scratch to add to the online collection of Doll-E 1.0 projects. (Note: We also have an Instructables for this guide and you can add your own teacher notes and comments at the end of the guide.)

Debbie's Idea

We love seeing how teacher incorporate their own ideas into our how-to guides. One of our favorite ways to get students involved in making is by combining literacy. We love how Debbie Wells challenged her students to design an interactive electronic toy and even gave them a budget for purchasing materials! Check out what her students made:


More Teaching Ideas

Webinar with Shanda

We also loved this book so much we had a student focused live Q&A with the author and illustrator of this book, Shanda McCloskey. 







You can view this live recording here:

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