Gaming, Coding & Makey Makey Enrichment

What an awesome way to spend a week of summer. Students, driven by their interest and passion to engage in Gaming, Coding, & Makey Makey signed up for Summer Enrichment Camp! This was a huge risk for me as I am far from an expert on gaming, coding & Makey Makey. I provided the week long class opportunity and quickly realized that the students owned the learning. My plan was to expose them to Minecraft, Scratch & Makey Makey. On the first day of class, I surveyed the students and found out that all students were playing Minecraft and we could learn much from each other. Many used scratch previously with varying levels of success. One student came to camp with his own Makey Makey kit and a plan for use. There was a wealth of experience in the room and purposeful engagement ensued! It was a collaborative journey throughout the week and I learned as much if not more than the students! These students are going into 4th, 5th, & 6th grade in the fall. I was amazed and impressed by the level to which these young people, driven by their passion, had caused them to dive deep into problem solving! They researched to learn more strategies, followed their favorite YouTubers to uncover more, and ultimately followed their own personal learning adventure problem solving using the web and social media. The following are snapshots and videos demonstrating our intense experience!

CODING-SCRATCH
GAMING-MINECRAFT

MAKEY MAKEY

Up, down, left, right arrows in graphite pencil on paper-Makey Makey allows the graphite on paper to become a game controller.

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