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See you at Virtual ISTE 2020!

November 23, 2020

ISTE is virtual this year!

Here are some Makey Makey sessions you just can't miss!

ISTE Sessions:

Boosting Creative Confidence With Invention Literacy

Monday, November 30th at 11:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Speaker: Colleen Graves

Description: In this dynamic talk, you’ll learn how teaching invention literacy will help your students see the world as reformable. You’ll learn how to introduce material exploration, open projects, documentation as evaluation and boost creative confidence in all students.

Creating Interactive Storybooks With Makey Makey and Scratch  

Thurs, December 3rd at 2:30

Speaker: Colleen Graves

Description: In just one hour, educators will make an interactive storybook with simple coding tools and Makey Makey. Attendees will be immersed in hands-on making and learning and walk away with the know-how to implement Makey Makey across school curriculum.


Creating Coding Super Heroes with 5 Marvel-ous Tools

Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Speaker: Debra McNutt  

DescriptionGet acquainted with five tools to teach kids to integrate computer science, robotics and coding into a STEM or technology classroom. Tools include: Sphero, Makey Makey,’s CS-Discoveries, Scratch and Ozoblockly. Curriculum focuses on solving real-world problems, collaborating as a team and following the engineering design process.

Every Story Matters: Social Studies Resource

Wednesday, December 2, 4:30–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
 Speakers: Chelsee Wilson   Lindsay Williams  

DescriptionExplore free and paid interactive resources that can be used in the social studies classroom. Resources will include websites, activities and apps such as Herstory, Freedom Stories, animated Atlantic slave trade simulations and Makey Makey activities.


Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Speaker: Roberta Freitas  

DescriptionThere are many tools that can aid or enhance learning. Discover how Makey Makey, Alexa, Merge Cube and Ozobot can help students be better English language learners. Learn different ways to use them in class or at home, see practical examples and with grab ideas to enhance learning in class.
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