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Makey Makey Workshop


Workshop Details:

This workshop is focussed on design thinking by integrating MaKey MaKey with Scratch and Soundplant. It is about allowing the opportunity for your students to create, invent and be creative. I say to my students that the only limit with MaKey MaKey is their own imagination.

We will cover what MaKey MaKey is, how it works and how to integrate it with other software like Soundplant and Scratch programming. Participants will be shown practical examples of design activities and some student examples of projects.

Time will be given to brainstorm ideas with an opportunity to play and explore the world of MaKey MaKey.

A survey will be supplied prior to the workshop to gauge participants level of experience with MaKey MaKey so that the session can be adapted to best meet the needs.

Attendees will require a laptop with usb connection. It would be beneficial to have Scratch and Soundplant installed on their device.

Presenter - Shane Abell:

Learning Technology Coordinator and Science/STEM teacher at St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead, Newcastle. He has been teaching at the school since 1994 and is currently recognised by Microsoft as a MIE {Innovative Educator}. His school initiated iSTEM classes as a Stage 5 elective course in 2015. As a keen advocate for STEM education he has been fortunate to present at Dioceses throughout NSW, a number of conferences throughout NSW, including a workshop on how MaKey MaKey can transform learning in the classroom at the ELH ‘Changerous Ideas’ conference in Melbourne.