Session 605

Title: Exploring Human to Computer interactions for coding

Presenter: Jim Mallios and Riley Jordan – James Cook Boys Technology High School

Type: Practical

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: Participants will learn about Makey Makey devices and how these devices can be used to develop student understanding coding. Within the session teachers will explore the following concepts: – How Makey Makey devices work and samples of their use – Moving Code Club from the virtual to the physical space – Integrating this resource into student projects. Participants will setup an operation type game where they use conductive materials with the Makey Makey devices and learn to about scratch to code the interaction parameters.   This Practical activity is a taste for how to use the device and requires no knowledge of programming or conductivity.

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Participants will need a laptop with internet connection and a USB port to connect the device.