So I’m not saying that I decided to follow Barb Seaton (@barb_seaton) because she has a bulldog in her profile picture – but it is definitely evidence that we are kindred spirits.
Since I know there are many librarians who follow this blog, I wanted to share Barb’s recent tweet about a Makey Makey Book Tasting project that she did.
Finally had time to finish this @makeymakey Book Tasting project https://t.co/vzJ1pQPMfW Sure hope people dive in and make it their own!
— math barb (@barb_seaton) February 12, 2020
The link to Barb’s Instructables post gives great directions on how you can use Scratch, pressure switches, and a Makey Makey to create an interactive display of book choices for students.
There are many potential students-centered uses for this idea, such as using student-created book blurbs or designing containers for the pressure switches and wires. Scratch has made it extremely easy in the last couple of years to program for use with Makey Makey, and Barb has a link to a video to help you out in her Instructables post.
Here are some of my other posts on Makey Makey in case you are not familiar with this tool. And here is a list of my posts on using Scratch and Scratch Jr. Also, if you don’t follow her already, @gravescolleen is the Queen of Makey Makey projects. She wrote 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius, and works for Makey Makey creating content.