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

Computer Science, K-12

CoCo for STEAM Co-Creation

Join the @CoCoBuild invite list if you are a #teacher who loves to learn and try new things that will benefit your #students! #STEM #STEAM #ComputerSci #SEL

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!

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

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