Making a portable keyboard with year 1 students in exploring sounds.
Fruit Playdough Foil Other Conductive Materials PC/Mas Makey Makey USB
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Step 1: 1. Explore Sounds
Students explore different sounds and how different materials or environments can make different sounds, pitches or tones.
Step 2: 2. Exploring Makey Makey and Conductive Materials
Students sort different materials into conductive and non-conductive.
They also sort materials by different sounds they make unpluged and plugged
Step 3: 3. Makey Makey Circuits
The teacher puts together a Makey Makey circuit and talks to students about how to do this.
Step 4: 4. Students Explore
Students explore different sounds on different platforms using different materials with already made up Makey Makey Circuits.
Step 5: 6. Wordless Picture Book
Students explore different wordless picture books.
Students are Grouped
Each group picks one picture book
They will then make a Makey Makey keyboard and code it to play sounds or music from the book or to reflect the book.
Journey - Aaron Baker
Bee and Me - Alison Jay
The Red Tree - Shaun Tan
Step 6: 7. Makey Makey Keyboard
Students make a portable Makey Makey keyboard using cardboard and wires.
Students connect their Keyboard to their PC/Mac and go to Scratch
Students code thier keyboard to make sounds or music for their picture books.