Digi-Tech Day, Task 5: Makey Makey Dance Mat

Check out how to set up the Makey Makey here.

Use the Makey Makey to create a musical dance mat. Instructions here for the basic dance mat. The easiest way to add the music is with the Makey Makey piano.

Feeling adventurous? Try this dancemat Makey Makey and Scratch combo. You may even be able to work it in with this fabulous Scratch game:

Not feeling challenged enough? Whip up your own MakeyMakey creation.


Digi-Tech Day, Task 4: Bitsbox

Create a simple app which combines at least two of the Bitsbox exercises. Share the app with a friend and get them to give you feedback on your app.

Go to the Bitsbox page here.

Do you remember your sign-in details from Term 1? Don’t forget to save all the apps you create. This will make sharing with a friend much easier. The online tutorials are very useful. Don’t forget to check out my Bitsbox books and trading cards – some good mindstretchers here.

Here’s an example of my YoYo app.


Digi-Tech Day, Task 2: Cup Songs

Check out this clip featuring Anna Kendrick:

1ST CHALLENGE: Create your own original cup-song rhythm. You can’t just use the Anna Kendrick clip one! Record it using any signs, symbols, letters or numbers so that a friend can use it. Record it using Garage Band for someone else to follow.

2nd CHALLENGE:  Create a cup pattern for the Year 1 students to learn, based on ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Include a written code and Garage Band recording for a Year 1 buddy to complete.

Feeling creative? Use the ipad app GarageBand to record your own version of the song. Create a cup rhythm and loop it, add guitar chords, and maybe even your voice. You can find the lyrics here:

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