Makey Makey

Today some of us year 6 digital leaders went to Northampton university to do Makey Makey.

What is Makey Makey?

We are happy you asked . Makey Makey can be used as an alternative to keyboards. You would use different types of matireals ( conductors ) and attach the wires to the object you’re using.

First we got off into groups with one person from each school. After that we would go round in a circle and got to know each other. Next we chose our group names and some of them were really crazy like (red musical unicorns, debuggers and code crackers). Then off we went to start experimenting with lots of different materials to make a digital game using scratch. We used play dough, coins, water, bananas, apples, gummy sweets, tin foil and tins. We had to use or skin and a piece of metal, that would control the game. After that we all came up with some ideas to show to everyone at the end.

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It was a really fun thing to do and if you get an chance to be a digital leader, I would take it. It’s an amazing thing to do. You get to meet new people.

Lexie, Mya, Ethan, James

New Digital Leaders!

It is time to choose your new digital leaders! This week your teachers will help you to decide on one person from each class in KS1 and 2 that can become your personal digital experts.

This year your digital leaders will be looking at how we use technology in the classroom and they will be getting lots of hands on experience with ICT and computing. We want digital leaders who will help us to trial new technologies and software that we can then introduce to the rest of the school. Speak to your teacher about becoming a digital leader. Then get them to let Mr Whitfield or Miss Worrell know who the digital leader for your class is as soon as you can!