Interactive Pocket Chart

Introduction: Interactive Pocket Chart

Materials needed:

Basic Makey Makey kit

Pocket chart

PC with internet access to https://scratch.mit.edu/

3X5 cards with words written on them

Roll of Copper Foil Tape

Permanent Marker

Step 1: Write, Tape, and Clip

Write one sight word on each 3X5 card.

Tape 1 inch of copper tape under each "pocket" on the chart, folding 1 inch of tape onto the backside of the chart.

Draw one happy face onto copper tape and place this at the bottom of your chart (to be used as a ground).

Connect one end of each alligator clip to the copper tape under each card.

Connect the other end of the alligator clip to the back of the makey makey (using the up arrow, down arrow, left arrow, right arrow, space, W,A,S,D,F,G keys)

Connect one alligator clip from the happy face (copper tape) to the ground on the Makey Makey.

Plug the USB cord from the Makey Makey into the USB port of your PC.

Step 2: Code Words Using Scratch

Use the Scratch website https://scratch.mit.edu/

code: events (when _____ key is hit)

sound (play sound _____ until done)

Record and save your own voice reading each word.

Repeat code until you have read each word on the chart. Make sure that key pressed, matches alligator clip used for the tape under that word.

Test out interactive chart by holding happy face ground and touching each word in succession.

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    3 Comments

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    sleeeping
    sleeeping

    1 year ago

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Your "boss" under the chair isn't too impressed though, lol.

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    MakeyMakey
    MakeyMakey

    1 year ago

    OH my! We love this! This will be so helpful for little learners! Great interactive word wall idea for K-2 teachers!