Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

Wow – That is Cool!

After summarizing my digital project, reflecting on being a connected educator and providing an overview of my learning throughout #eci831 I realized that I had written some blog posts that where important and I wanted to document that growth as well.

ds 106 Haiku it Up!  – The ds 106 assignment bank provides suggestions for daily creativity.

Playing with Puppet Pal 2 – An app that is fun and easy to use to create stories.

Fun with Makey Makey – An opportunity to explore the maker movement.

Minecraft –  I was curious about Minecraft and wanted to know more about how to play and how violent the game was.

The Scoop on Scoop.it & Flipping with Flipboard – Two different ways to curate.

Reddigifts for Teachers 2013 – My first unboxing video.  I received a great gift for my classroom.

A way of sharing classroom activities – Smilebox

Giving the Greatest Form of Communication –  A powerful video about generosity that I was able to connect to the idea of open access at the end of #eci831.


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Petras Gagilas

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Fun with Makey Makey

On October 22, 2013 Sylvia Martinez spoke to our EC&I 831 class about the Maker Movement.  One of the many tools that she spoke about was the Makey Makey .  After seeing the Makey Makey I knew that my son would love it and I thought it was neat too.

My family decided to play with the basic Makey Makey kit today.  I found a piano program on the Scratch website that looked like it would work.  In order to get it to work on my laptop I needed to install a driver the sparkfun website helped me out (my husband too!).

Here is our Makey Makey experience.

I look forward to continuing to play with the Makey Makey with my family.

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