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Year 1s love their Makey Makeys!

14/09/2018

​Makey Makey is an electronic invention tool that allows users to connect everyday objects to computer programs. 

1TH have begun discovering how to use it firstly by understanding how a complete circuit is created and the need to have an earth wire. The person holding the alligator clip connected to the earth wire then becomes the ‘magician’ and is able to make things happen.  They used a program in Scratch with a drum kit already created.  This enabled them to explore the connections of everyday things to make the drum work. Balls of playdough and even hands were used! 
 
The excitement of being creators and changing what was used, proved to be not only fun but also a huge step in the understanding of various technologies.