Illinois Digital Educators Alliance is the official Makey Makey training partner in Illinois. Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn about Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks.
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as the input device for a computer. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and learn to experiment with it as they start to learn coding.
Makey Makey believes that the Maker Movement is more than just robots, 3D printing, or STEM, or even building things. It allows students to become hardware engineers and solve real-world design challenges by providing a landscape that fosters curiosity and creates vibrant learners.
This workshop is intended to help educators who work with students in grades K-12 explore Inventing, Design Thinking, and Making using the Makey Makey.
Upcoming makey makey workshops:
Don't see a Makey Makey workshop scheduled near you?
If you are interested in hosting a Makey Makey® training in your district, IDEA will assist in providing these trainings for you. Through one of our Makey Makey workshops, we will help educators who work with students in grades K-12 explore Inventing, Design Thinking, and Making using the Makey Makey. Every participant will receives a Makey Makey kit.
If you have questions, please contact the IDEA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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