Mark Your Calendar- Free Presentation on Maker Tools!



In a few short weeks, I’ll be presenting some of my favorite tools for a free presentation from School Library Journal. Register for the event here.

I’m focusing my 15 minutes on entry level coding for making games or VR/AR experiences, sites for tinkering with code (aka computational tinkering), and then talking about some of my new favorite maker tools to mash up with cardboard. Join me, Jaime Donally from #globalmakerday, and Jessica Lindl the Global Head of Education from Unity, to find some of your new favorite tools and resources for your classroom, library, or makerspace!


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Our popular series returns with all-new presentations, from the latest trends in maker spaces  and virtual reality to a fresh look at how coding should be taught. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will offer practical insight into these hot topics in tech, with implications for schools and libraries.


Session 1: Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My!
A fast-paced, practical share of the hottest tech trends in the classroom and library, and how to implement them. Panelists will tip you on creative ideas in DIY electronics, student-created augmented reality, maker activities, and more.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT


Physical Computing with Makey Makey and Scratch at TCEA

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Aaron Graves and I drove down to Austin today to present two of our favorite maker ideas mashed together  (Scratch and Makey Makey )at our state conference TCEA!

We had so much fun sharing our real live inventions from our #evilmakeybook and sharing lots of cool ideas from others about how to combine this microcontroller and visual programming language!

If you missed the session today that Aaron and I led, you are in luck! You can peep our slide deck below. We hope this intro to physical computing not only gets you and your students beyond the banana with Makey Makey, but that you get excited about combining more things in our analog world with the digital world!

If you make stuff from our Makey Makey book with students, please share your students’ work with the #evilmakeybook hashtag! One such tweet, inspired me to work on one of the book projects with my entire 5th grade at school. My next post will detail the super cool lesson by Anne Smith sparked from one of our book projects.

Get your own Makey Makey book on Amazon. It in full color and not even 15 bucks. 🙂