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Educational orders shipping outside of the United States are placed online through our Makey Shop and paid for upon checkout. With this method you will be able to choose the shipping and handling that best suits your needs, and you will receive an confirmation email when your order is shipped. If you would like to place an order with educational discounted pricing through our Makey Shop, please email education@joylabz.com and we will provide you with information on how to receive a discount. Alternatively, you can upload your PO above, and we will contact you for payment instructions.
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JoyLabz LLC
PO Box 1444
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Phone: (831) 460-6242
Fax: (831) 604-8914
Email: education@joylabz.com
Resources
Educator Guide Download here
  1. Introducing Makey Makey
  2. For Administrators Only: Why Use Makey Makey In The Classroom?
  3. Becoming Familiar With Makey Makey
  4. Makey Makey In The Classroom
  5. Beyond The Banana Piano: Innovation Through Design Challenges
  6. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop
Sample Lesson Plans Download here
  1. Simple Circuits Challenge
  2. Makey Makey ELA Candid Camera
  3. Math/Science Classify and Sort
  4. Interactive Word Problem Posters
  5. Makey Makey Game Controller Challenge
  6. Makey Makey Musical Water
  7. Distance, Rate and Time for Math/Science/Physics
Sample Lesson Plans for Lego® Download here
  1. Design Challenge
  2. Interactive Community
  3. Musical Creations
  4. Racing Challenge
  5. Storytelling Unit
  6. Automated Vehicle Challenge
Facilitator's Guide Lead Your Own Workshop
Are you already skilled at training adult educators? If yes, we’d like to share our 36 page workshop facilitator’s guide with you. This is the same document we provide to our official Training Partners. With this facilitator’s guide and some initiative on your part, you’ll be able to lead your own “Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop”. Ideally we’d love to see you enroll in one of our train-the-trainer workshops but we recognize that’s just not feasible for everyone which is why we want you to have access to our proven training design. You will need to agree to the Restriction on Use document below prior to submitting your email.
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The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit.

In this one day (5 hour) workshop you’ll explore how basic circuits work, use paper and pencil to create drawings that speak, build pressure sensitive switches from cardboard, and make clever inventions that solve real world problems.

Together we’ll learn and share best practices for teaching Invention Literacy in the classroom. You’ll do all of this in a supportive and energized learning environment with fellow educators who are excited to learn, just like you. Best of all, everyone receives a free Makey Makey and a certificate of completion

Because of our ever growing network of official training partners, there’s likely a workshop near you! Check out the interactive map below.
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We’re establishing a global network of training partners that are working to advance Invention Literacy worldwide. Would you like to become one of our Official Training Partners? There are many benefits including FREE training.
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Trees of Knowledge
Jean Piaget watched children develop very closely in the mid-20th century, and he realized that they weren't passively internalizing knowledge, like empty vessels to be filled. He proposed that people create knowledge by building mental structures, which he called schema, in a way that makes sense to them (I like to think of little imaginary "hands" building a knowledge tree). The focus on the construction of knowledge, as opposed to its transmission, led Piaget to develop the theory of constructivism …
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