Makey Makey-ing Music in 4th Grade Tech
With the new year came a new semester in Technology class for 4th Graders, who began by exploring physical computing with Makey Makeys. Makey Makeys are electronic invention kits that allow any conductive material – including everyday objects like spoons, bananas, pennies and paper clips – to act as an input device for a computer. For their first lesson using Makey Makeys, 4th Graders were given a musical challenge: they had to connect as many inputs on the front of the Makey Makey as possible to different conductors to play a digital piano or bongo drums. In the next lesson, they'll be using Makey Makeys to create remote control circuits for the Scratch maze games they developed last semester!