Thrifting and Repurposing with a Makey Makey by Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnston writes about using how to use repurposing to extend the use of teaching resourses. She also includes a lesson plan.

This week in CEP 811, we focused on the importance of repurposing and how creativity is key. In education repurposing is vital because teachers are not always given their ideal set of resources and students all learn in different ways. So to start this week we were asked to go thrifting. So I went into my parent’s basement and found some random objects that are not used anymore. I found some old Hot Wheel Cars, boards games and empty shoeboxes. Using these objects along with my Makers Kit I was given the task of being innovative and making a lesson that I could use in my classroom.


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