Monday, October 22, 2018

Makey Makey Comes To Van Meter Through Family Literacy, The Library & Symbaloo!

This week at Van Meter we are kicked off using Makey Makey within our library, Makerspace and classrooms! 
At our Family Literacy Night with author Julia Cook, we split up into three groups to run activities while Julia spoke to our parents.  
We had a LEGO and building station, STEAM and snack station, and a Makey Makey station...all tying into literacy. 
My Makey Makey crew, Diana,
Josie and myself, were in the library.
We kicked off our time together in our station reading Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey.

Throughout the book, we see the main character using Makey Makey to give her doll a 1.0 makeover, so this will be the perfect tie in for our night of celebrating literacy and making.

We started with this video that shows us what we can do with Makey Makey. 
Then we let the students and their families jump right in!

We couldn't wait to break out the Makey Makey kits during Family Literacy Night and with our classes throughout the year in the library.  Our students LOVED seeing the creativity, experimenting and fun that took place. 
As also kicked off using Makey Makey with this new Symbaloo I created. It will give them several places to start and was awesome to use in our Makey Makey workshop. 
We have added this to our library Symbaloo for all of the students and teachers to find.  

You can find the Makey Makey Symbaloo here to use with your students and community too. 

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