Announcing New Elective Course for Fall 2015
We are pleased to announce a new and exciting elective for fall 2015 that is now open for enrollment. The course is called, Maker Tech: Hybrid Computing and Creative Tinkering for STEAM Education. The course will be designed and taught by Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Use the following information to locate and enroll in the course in My Boise State:
EDTECH 597 - 4201 Special Topics
Class Number 76242
Topic: Maker Tech: STEAM Education
Instructor: Yu-Chang Hsu
“Analyze, make, and apply maker tech for your teaching and learning contexts. Leverage the power of programming, and tinker digital and physical artifacts for learning/practicing/applying knowledge in science, technology, art, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM).”
In this course, you will explore and develop your own maker projects. You will utilize intuitive block-based programming tool (i.e., Scratch) to create games, science simulations, music instruments, art projects etc. that interact with circuits, everyday objects, and hardware (i.e., MaKey MaKey). You will experience computational thinking such as procedural abstraction and algorithmic thinking, and unleash your creativity while experimenting with hybrid projects of digital and physical objects. You will also create instructional units that integrate your own maker projects for your context of teaching.
The following are just some example projects that show you the potential of what you could do with Scratch and MaKey MaKey--either separately or together!
- Scratch Programs
- Makey Makey Projects
- MaKey MaKey Music Examples--
- Circuit Scribe and MaKey MaKey to control my media center!--
- MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone--
- Circuit Scribe + Makey Makey--
A syllabus will be available later this summer. For now, questions about course content or requirements should be addressed to Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu (email: email@example.com).
This looks like an awesome class. I am so excited to see Boise offering something like this.
Thanks for your positive comments, Alice!
What a fantastic offering. The Maker Movement is something that has already penetrated my school. This year we had grade 1 students involved in a collaborative art and music class. The teams of kids created instruments in art out of recycled materials composed pieces of music by selecting loops and creating sound key maps in Sound plant. The students then learned about the Makey Makey and hooked their instruments up to the computer and played their compositions. Such fun and now most of the grade one students understand a bit about electrical circuits. We also have grade 4 students making their own games in Scratch. This is a very useful course.
Thank you for the wonderful first-hand observation and examples, Shannon!
Look forward to working with you, Darin!