New Makey Makey Bananaversary Backpacks packed with projects and new Makey Apps!
Updated October 16th to include the community's exit tickets!
Last week our content creator, Colleen Graves, was challenged on Twitter to Makey Makey a version of this informal exit rating system found in the Toronto International airport.
I want one of these for my classroom. Imagine how great it would be as a quick exit ticket! #usercentereddesign #humancentereddesign #dtk12chat pic.twitter.com/qEQx3SBQ3I— Erin Quinn (@luckybydesign) August 27, 2018
Seizing this design thinking moment to create something that fulfills a real need for teachers, Colleen set out to create two different systems.
One system is for librarians to track how many students come to the library by grade level:
The other system is for teachers to get a pulse on how students feel about a lesson.
You can find the full guide for making your own in Labz. (It's free and you don't even have to sign in to access it.)
Our friend Simon Fittock, a teacher turn professional learning consultant who is working for an organization called Scitech in Perth, Western Australia shared a great hack to export this all of this data to a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.
We thought Scitech sounded like a really cool STEM environment and so we asked him about it. Simon says, "the focus of the organization is to increase participation and attainment levels in STEM and 21st Century Learning capabilities for school students all over the state. We provide professional learning for schools and teachers and showcase the most engaging, educational technology which can be used in schools."
How cool is that? It was awesome of him to share this idea for exporting data from Scratch.
Here are his steps for creating the exit ticket feedback system in Scratch and exporting the data to an Excel spreadsheet:
We challenged our community to make "Exit Ticket systems" based on this idea of creating of an exit ticket/data tracker/feedback system.
Students and teachers created switches like the ones in our guide, invented their own, and others found creative ways to create a Makey Makey Exit Ticket project.
Here are some of our favorite examples!
Maker Educator Kimberly Boyce @PineyElem. Check out her exit ticket below and her blog here.
@PineyElem in #STEAM lab ❤ my new @scratch @makeymakey digital exit tickets - and so do the kids! Thank you again @gravescolleen pic.twitter.com/ixRJXsf2nB— kimberly boyce (@kboyceq) September 12, 2018
Keara made and implemented her informal exit ticket to assess her student's knowledge.
Do you follow @gravescolleen ? If not, you must do it now! I am loving her ideas with @makeymakey ! Thanks for the inspiration! My students loved this interactive exit ticket that helped them assess their own knowledge about today’s lesson. @FCSDInfo #RangerPride #fcmakerstudio pic.twitter.com/IyHwazNgpQ— Keara Welsh (@FCMakerStudio) September 12, 2018
Michael Fricano led a workshop and had groups of students create voting machines. They turned out awesome!
Great voting machine challenge from @EdTechnocation 's students for the #makeymakeychallenge! They used the Digital Exit ticket as a guide! Great @scratch games and switches by the students! #makeymakey #edtech #makered https://t.co/zOoYpamimg pic.twitter.com/Nwp3MQFZDK— Makey Makey (@makeymakey) October 1, 2018
Michael Fricano, Tara Lyn and the new lower school hackers club even made a genre selector based on this project!
Aaron Graves the co-author of the 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius even added a counting system for the amount of books checked out by students.
Aaron added the amount of books checked out by student for his #makeymakeychallenge digital data tracker! #makered https://t.co/b5Vf8FDgGD pic.twitter.com/h89Gz3eSXt— Colleen Graves (@gravescolleen) September 19, 2018
Sine Lab in () made an example on their Pi-Top!
Collect data with @scratch and @makeymakey on the @GetPiTop...@_SINELAB_ pic.twitter.com/3QbuItyiZU— SINE (@_SINELAB_) September 20, 2018
Ben Waits of Cannon Elementary School put everything together in one place and made a nice single connected EARTH.
Some of our favorite makers over at UNCG even designed a polling system for teachers to collect info on student learning styles at the beginning of a school year!
UNCG students explored @scratch and @makeymakey to poll learning styles. Collecting information about Ss at the beginning of the year could support Ts in planning. Make a poster board template like this one to re-use for other polls and modify the scratch program. #thinksmarter pic.twitter.com/ytEbbYlDxR— Montana Smithey (@montana_smithey) October 17, 2018
Those that entered the challenge:
We are mailing some awesome Makey Makey swag to Michael Fricano's students and Ben Waits for his innovative remake of the switches. (Swag includes but is not limited to: stickers, a super cool t-shirt, and posters.)
The monthly challenge is over, but you and your students can still create your own Makey Makey Exit ticket polling project. Poll your friends about their favorite pizza toppings, create surveys about favorite books, or have students track their own learning.
We wanna see what you come up with and make!
Add you or your students' work to the gallery of this guide and share your project on Twitter using the hashtag #makeymakeychallenge.
If you or your students get stuck, here are some ways to collaboratively problem solve: