Winthrop University: Makey Makey Resources
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Makey Makey Resources

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

Take a look at the Makey Makey website to see what one looks like and how it can be used!


How can I use the Makey Makey in my classroom?

The Makey makey can be a video game board, a piano, or a keyboard.

Math, Science, Language Arts- the Makey Makey can do it all.  Visit the Makey Makey website for more ideas.

Do you want to know the ins and outs of what makes the Makey makey work- or some more advanced lesson plans?  Check out the Spark Fun website.

The Makey Makey can also introduce programming to students.  Use Scratch to write the code for the Makey Makey to use while performing it's tasks.


ELA Logic Lesson Example

Standards covered

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.


Special Thanks to GA Keri Foss for sharing these resources.

Last Updated: 6/13/19