Teaching Resources for the Invention Literacy with Makey Makey and Scratch STEM Workshop Module

Invention Literacy with Makey Makey and Scratch:
This workshop module uses simple and easy to use technology interfaces (Makey Makeys) and computer programming software (Scratch) as platforms for exploring opportunities to incorporate innovation, invention, and invention literacy in the classroom. With options for beginner and experienced users, this workshop will provide the materials and opportunities for participants to learn and apply STEM content to an innovation design challenge.

Key Concepts: computers, programming, technology, innovation, invention, circuits, switches, conduction/resistance, materials science and the engineering design process.

CU Research Partners and Sponsor Information Pages:
CU-Outreach and Engagement
CU-Boulder Computer Science Department
Makey Makey Program Page
Scratch Programming Language Homepage

Related News, Videos and Web Resources:
Invention Literacy With Jay Silver, JoyLabz CEO (Video)
Introduction to Makey Makey (Video)
The Students Who Hacked STEM Education Ted Talk with Tom Heck (Video)
Introduction to MIT-Scratch (Video)
PBS Kids-What is Makey Makey (Video)
Medium.com-Innovation Literacy with Jay Silver
Jay Silver-Trees of Knowledge Article on Edutopa.org
EdChatNZ.com- Innovation Literacy Page
Invention Literacy Research and Making from Collen Graves
Edutopia.org- Collen Graves on Maker Professional Development

Related Education Resources:
JoyLabz/Makey Makey Lesson Plan Page
MIT-Scratch Teacher Resources Page
Sparkfun.com- Introduction to the Makey Makey Kit
Makey Makey Educator’s Page on Facebook
Apps and Websites for Use with Makey Makey
Educade.org- Makey Makey Resources Page
MakerSpaceForEducation.com- Makey Makey Teacher’s Page

Program Materials:
Purchasing a Makey Makey
Scratch II Offline Editor (Downloadable Scratch Software-No Internet Connection Needed)

If you would like the .stl or SketchUp Project Files for 3D Printing the Science Discovery Makey Makey Protective Case, please email eric.carpenter@colorado.edu