Makey Makey Literacy Workshop
Genesee Valley BOCES, LeRoy Location
80 Munson Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
$175 includes lunch
Participants will receive a FREE Makey Makey kit (valued at $59.99)
Get ready for a fun hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to teach 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. This workshop is new and being delivered throughout the US. You’ll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you train others or teach the students you serve.
Bring Your Laptop & Charging cable: Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Linux operating systems work great. Tablets will not work. Regardless of the kind of laptop used, it must have the ability to plugin a USB “type A” plug - - these are the most common type of USB plugs and it’s how the Makey Makey is connected to a computer. Some new laptops don’t accept a USB type A plug so the user must supply their own adaptor (“dongle”).
- NOTE: If you're using a school issued laptop make sure you're able to access the Internet outside of school. Make sure you can access all websites (like youtube). Sometimes school issued laptops are "locked down" or have some kind of restriction placed on them.
ABOUT MAKEY MAKEY
− Makey Makey started out as a project that was initiated by two students at MIT Media Lab under the advisorship of Mitch Resnick and is an academic and artistic project. Now it’s both a business and a project with thousands of community collaborators, with more joining the ranks of inventors everyday.