When I first was introduced to MaKey MaKey by a colleague I watched the video to the right - and still had no idea what I was going to do with it! Or how, or why... But she really was excited and I wanted to know why. So off I went with my MaKey MaKey.
And I left it in the box until one day I got an extra class allocated to me. With no work left I grabbed the MaKey MaKey and her kit as well and headed off to Year 8 Health.
I showed them the video and then let them know thats about as much as I knew. Their lesson was to help all of us come up with a way to use this thing called MaKey MaKey. This also entailed working out how to set all this up.
75 minutes later we had a chair that made a noise when you had been sitting in it too long or were slouching in it and a ball that depending on where you touched it made a noise - the beginnings of some clever ideas!
We knew how to use MaKey MaKey, a Year 8 Health class understood basic programming in action and we had a great idea for a new way to teach players where their hands should be when training for a sport or when it was time to get up and move!