Makey Makey

Illinois Computing Educators is excited to announce our partnership with Makey Makey. ICE is the official Illinois Makey Makey training partner and ready to offer Makey Makey workshops. Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn about Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world and featured in TED talks.

Banana ConductorMakey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as the input device for a computer. Because it comes preprogrammed, students with no coding experience can use it and learn to experiment with it as they start to learn coding.

Makey Makey believes that the Maker Movement is more than just robots, 3D printing, or STEM, or even building things. It allows students to become hardware engineers and solve real-world design challenges by providing a landscape that fosters curiosity and creates vibrant learners.

This workshop is intended to help educators who work with students in grades K-12 explore Inventing, Design Thinking, and Making using the Makey Makey.

 

Check out these upcoming Makey Makey workshops in Illinois:

Date & Time Location Pricing & Registration
 July 24, 2018

ROWVA CUSD #208
303 N Joy St, Oneida, IL 61467

Cost: $100

Email Jennifer Carlson for more information regarding this session.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.

July 30, 2018
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox St.
Joliet, IL 60435

Cost: $100

Sponsored by the DeICE & ICE Chip S+SWSuburb TechCon. Email Heather Giles  for more information regarding this session.

August 9, 2018
9:00 am - 2:40 pm

The Lane School
500 N. Elm St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521 

Cost: $100

This event sponsored by the ICE-Cold chapter. Email Stephanie Stieglitz for more information regarding this session.

 

Don't see a Makey Makey workshop scheduled near you?

If you are interested in hosting a Makey Makey® training in your district, ICE will assist in providing these trainings for you. Through one of our Makey Makey workshops, we will help educators who work with students in grades K-12 explore Inventing, Design Thinking, and Making using the Makey Makey. Every participant will receives a Makey Makey kit.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Dohn, Professional Learning Coordinator, [email protected].

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, click here.