Students in my classes are well diversified (boys, girls, different ethnicities, varying skill levels, which includes special needs students). Many of the students come from low income homes and therefore, do not have the opportunity to learn to work well with others in a collaborative manner using technology.
In my Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Lab, students work together on projects to find solutions to real world problems.
They learn from each other and from their failures. They learn failing leads to learning.
Makey Makey is perfect for my classroom. My students can invent projects that combine the tactile materials of the classroom with the coding projects they're creating on the computer to bring their creations to life.
With the Makey Makey, my students can make any conductive material act as the input device for a computer.
Because it comes preprogrammed, students are not intimidated by coding.
Students with no coding experience can use it and learn to experiment with it as they start to learn coding.
MaKey Makey allows my students to become hardware engineers and solve real-world design challenges by providing an environment that fosters curiosity and creates vibrant learners.
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