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June 07, 2022

ISTE Live 2022

ISTE is back! Michael Carroll of Scrappy Circuits will be leading a one hour interactive session on Invention Literacy and Makey Makey!

Invention literacy is the ability to understand inventions and how to create new ones. Much like art, music and writing are taught at an early age, inventing should be as well. Learn how to interact with code in fun and creative ways like body movement, DIY controllers and wireless options. See you in New Orleans!

Make Music Day 2022

Make Music Day

Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.



Make Music Day is just around the corner! Here are some chapters that will be hosting events with Makey Makey!

A local synth artist, Scott Fradkin is using Makey Makey as to control several synths and a drum machine. He is coding a piece of software to form a bridge between the Makey Makey, his computer, and the synths, and he is exploring different controllers including using a guitar. He will both perform an original piece he writes for Make Music Day and offer drop in interactive sessions at our local library to youth and their families.
Make Music Portland is working on an interactive musical sculpture with triggers placed where people can discover them and people can "play the park"! 
Make Music Sulphur's goal is to give ALL kids the opportunity to learn and grow in the music world. They will explore banana and Play-doh pianos.
A key component of Make Music Day is the opportunity for non-musicians to create music themselves. Several hands-on participatory events will take place throughout the day, including:
• Bucket Drumming Workshop at MLK Jr. Park
• Musication Station at Union Station, a No Experience Required Music Making Event
• Rhythm Band Instruments at Dunbar Park
• Horner Harmonica Clinic at Lemonade Park
• Makey Makey music connections at City Market

Anaheim has a team of Music Educators who facilitate workshops during Make Music Day.   Students from theSummer Acceleration Academies at all 24 elementary schools will be creating with Makey Makey.  

Orange, California

Make Music Orange

Make Music Orange will be setting up Makey Makey pianos so kids can interact with music in a new way!
Platteville is hosting a "STEM to STEAM" experience. A University professor will lead this hands-on experience explaining the physics of the project and allowing participants to create music with bananas.
Make Music Santa Fe is an event fully driven by public participation. Everyone can present some music, and anyone can perform, making it the most inclusive free music event of the summer! Together, we’re creating community events that are open to anyone; players, singers, listeners, beginners looking to be inspired, people who are willing to share their inspiration with the world.


One of the Syracuse coordinators has a niche side project where he raps exclusively about potatoes. They call him "Crispyonthemic" and he's known for being incredibly entertaining and charismatic.

The pride of CNY is a folk-lore foodie item called Salt potatoes that is the "side dish of the region." Crispyonthemic will be using Makey Makey to play fingerling potatoes and rap over it as part of the celebrations of the day.
Cincinnati's Make Music Day has a couple of venues that are completely centered around experimentation. Anyone can walk by and learn how to play a ukulele, play a steel pan, play colored bells, or even learn how to be a DJ for a day! This location is for exploration and discovery. The Makey Makey will take this to a new level and add a new layer of possibilities to what our general public can experience on Make Music Day. Learning an instrument is typically an individual thing, but families can work together to design their own music making product!
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Make Music Day will host a Sheboygan-themed instrument of cheese and brats. This will be one of the tastiest pianos yet! 


Make Music Waunakee

Waunakee is planning some "Let's Makey Makey Some Music!" stations at the library. Kids will be able to work alone or in groups to try various objects and create songs. 
 The Make Music Day chapter in NYC is going to create an aural soundscape in Astoria Park. It will incorporate sounds of natures, like those found at the park, sounds of the city, as found all around and above the park, and Japanese percussion, 


Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference

Don’t Miss the Premiere Project-Based Summer Learning Event for Educators! CMK 2022 Celebrates its 15th Anniversary in Chattanooga
Constructing Modern Knowledge Summer Institute will be held July 25-28, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CMK 2022 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and technology in the classroom, library, or makerspace. Participants have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty with cutting-edge fabrication technology. 
This year’s guest speakers include:
  • Provocative best-selling author Alfie Kohn
  • Inspirational Hard History Project Director Kate Shuster
  • Acclaimed musician and online learning expert Peter Martin
Social events and a mountain of objects-to-think-with promise to make CMK 2022 a transformative experience for K-12 educators and teacher educators. Don’t you deserve that? Yes you do! 
More information can be found here: https://constructingmodernknowledge.com/



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