Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool and toy that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with the internet. Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer, such as the space bar, arrow keys and left click of the mouse.
Appropriate for Grades: PreK - 12
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With a focus on real-world problem solving and the skills our society needs for a complex future, Makey Makey represents a means to help learners become inventors and makers of their world using technological/ engineering design practices and processes. Makey Makey supports current trends in education—Integrative STEM Education, problem-solving and project-based learning, and 21st Century Skills --and enables learners to prepare for work at the frontier.
The Makey Makey gives both teachers and students the opportunity to learn from each other in an environment that fosters risk-taking and collaboration. Success is not measured by a single correct answer or technique but rather from the actions of making mistakes and trying different solutions to the tasks at hand.
The Educator Guide covers why use Makey Makey in the classroom at various grade levels along with a troubleshooting tips.
Wouldn’t it be cool to use your pencil drawing as a remote control? Here you can learn how to use Makey Makey and Scratch to move a sprite with a drawing you’ve made.
Would you like to create an interactive space in your library, school or indeed any public space? This recipe shows you how to use Makey Makey and Soundplant to change your familiar environment into an interactive playground.
Makey Makey Quickstart Guide starts out easy with a banana piano. Then create game controllers, invent musical instruments, make voting machines, and light up paper circuits.
Making things with Makey Makey
- Magnetic maze
- Interactive infographic
- Interactive poster
- Interactive exhibits with Makey Makey & Scratch
- DIY Operation game
- Making music 1
- Making music 2 video
- Teaching syllabication to kindergartners
- Design challenges
For additional assistance with Makey Makey or to try-before-you-buy, please contact your local REMC.