Free Resources and Online Professional Development for Teachers

June 14, 2021

New to Makey Makey? 

Makey Makey® makes it easy to integrate STEM into your curriculum in ways that will be fun and engaging for students. Makey Makey can be used in any subject area to help students grasp new concepts through tangible, interactive, hands-on activities. We’ve developed beginner and intermediate courses to help teachers painlessly incorporate tech into their lessons.

Educators can connect Makey Makey to a banana, a pie tin...anything conductive, and the device will mimic a keyboard and mouse click, allowing users to control computer programs with those everyday items. Students will have lots of fun thinking of ways to build on and interact with the physical and digital worlds.

Getting Started

If you are new to Makey Makey, you'll want to head over to our makeymakey.com/howto page and start exploring your invention kit with our Beginner Online Course. This course is designed to help makers explore building circuits and sensors, and coding unique inventions with Scratch and MakeCode.

Pssst.... teachers, we've been working on a ton of free resources for you to help your students with exploring invention, including embeddable Google Slides for each beginner class! Snag resources here: https://bit.ly/MakeyAtHomeProjects.

Free Webinars : Watch Below

Getting Started with Makey Makey Resources:

Head on over to this free webinar to learn how to get started using Makey Makey in your own classroom! Our team offers free webinars each month to help teachers implement new and creative ideas in their classrooms.

STEM From the Heart: A Webinar on SEL with Chibitronics and No Borders Learning

Join these lively educators as they discuss ways they've used making as a springboard for teaching SEL concepts.

Learn how to focus on teaching your students to support others while making, how to solve problems as a group, and how to build in time for mistakes and support.

 

Fun Therapeutic Exercises Using Makey Makey: Big Mack Switch and Musical Paintbrushes

As part of our work to promote accessibility, we are offering some ideas for creating your own assistive technology. Did you know that simple items like cardboard, bubble wrap and aluminum foil can become an assistive technology  Big mack style switch?  Check out this free workshop to learn more.

Coding Makey Makey Key Presses in Scratch

Check out this in depth beginner Scratch project to code your first Makey Makey Scratch project! Full class available on our how-to page.

Join us for a Live Hands-on Workshop

The Makey Makey Certified Educator Workshop is a fun, hands-on, 3-hour virtual experience during which you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit.

More Resources

Invention Literacy 

Our STEM pack is the perfect solution for teaching students about Invention Literacy.  Students can partner up to collaborate on inventions and learn how hardware and software work together!

Full List of Online Classes

If you are looking to learn more about our 16 online classes and how learning objectives align, find everything you need in this pdf: http://bit.ly/MakeyGettingStarted

Download this pdf

 

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