Today, I spent a lot of time with my middle school self. I worked with other teachers to move beyond the Makey Makey banana piano so…we made a game controller out of gummy bears, playdough, alligator clips, and a Makey Makey. With a little help from Scratch, we set it so that, when each element on the controller was pressed, it said a recorded phrase. In the end, it said “my teachers are rockstars!” Now, I plan on setting this up with carpet squares outside of my office so that, when students step on the squares, it says something to encourage them into my space.
Today, I have fun.