Creative Thinking, K-12

Revisiting Makey Makey

Makey Makey for STEM, STEAM and Design Thinking

3-12, Apps, Books

Makey Makey Book Tasting

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… Continue reading Makey Makey Book Tasting

3-5, 5-8, Computer Science, Creative Thinking, Writing

Coding with Poetry

Read about one of the new tutorials for Hour of Code that teaches how to combine computer science and writing poetry!

Computer Science, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, K-12, Student Response

Makey Makey Exit Ticket/Data Tracker

Colleen Graves (@gravescolleen) shared some pictures on Twitter a few days ago that showed prototypes she was making of a library data tracker and a classroom exit ticket tracker.  Both use the Makey Makey along with some minimal Scratch programming.  I begged for some more details, and she has released the instructions here. (That sentence… Continue reading Makey Makey Exit Ticket/Data Tracker

3-6, 6-12, Creative Thinking, Music, Student Products

Gifts for the Gifted – Bare Conductive Touch Board

 A few years ago, I thought I would help out the parents of my gifted and talented students by writing about some games, toys, or books that I thought might make good purchases during the holiday season.  I called the series of posts, “Gifts for the Gifted,” and I have continued to do it annually on every… Continue reading Gifts for the Gifted – Bare Conductive Touch Board

3-5, 6-12, Creative Thinking, Education, Math, Student Products

My Brain on Open-Ended Projects

Thanks to some inspiration on Twitter from Jessica Hirsch (@jhirschcusd), I thought it would be a neat idea to have my 4th grade gifted students try to create Makey Makey Operation games with shapes.  (They are on a Geometry unit in their regular classrooms, so this seemed like a good time to try it.)  As… Continue reading My Brain on Open-Ended Projects