The fifth graders spent the last eight weeks of class in groups designing their own interactive board games. The idea came from the Labz section of the MakeyMakey site. Students first learned to write simple programs using Scratch. Students were equipped with cardboard scissors and copper conductive adhesive tape purchased from Amazon that made the design process a little easier along with a MakeyMakey kit. Students were required to design and print their game pieces using the Tinkercad website and our MakerBot 3D printer.
Here is the rubric that guided their progress:
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