In this episode:
Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some tips.
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Resources and links mentioned
- Josh’s website
- Presentation slides – Easy Computer Music Programming with Scratch
- Presentation slides and student example – Making Music With MaKey MaKeys
- Scratch website
- Makey Makey official website
- Makey Makey co-creator Jay Sliver’s TED talk
- MaKey MaKey overview video
- Intro video by teachers
- MaKey MaKey music examples on Youtube: Flower Piano and Plastic Forks.
- MaKey MaKey Screaming Carrot video
- Hour of Code
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