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Creating Interactive Storybooks With Makey Makey and Scratch

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Thursday, December 3, 12:30–1:20 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Colleen Graves  
In just one hour, educators will make an interactive storybook with simple coding tools and Makey Makey. Attendees will be immersed in hands-on making and learning and walk away with the know-how to implement Makey Makey across school curriculum.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We need to be able to access Scratch, and will want to present on a big screen!
Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers will go through the same lesson that students will go through. Plus, we will give a plethora of other resources for implementing Makey Makey in the classroom.


Teachers will create a four page book, then draw a playable circuit, and learn how to code the circuit to either create sound effects or read the story they just wrote! Attendees will be immersed in hands-on making and learning and walk away with the know- how to implement Makey Makey across school curriculum. After sharing books, we will delve into other Makey Makey ideas for the classroom.

Supporting research

Invent to Learn by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager

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Colleen Graves, JoyLabz

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