I HAVE to brag about two students (Jimmy and Ethan) that worked to create switches for some students. I wrote a blog a month ago about a device called a Makey Makey. The idea is that you use electricity to create a switch for students that maybe can't use a computer mouse or keyboard. By plugging the Makey Makey into the USB of your computer, these students can then activate the space bar or click button to moves things, play games, make music, etc.. on the computer. So here is what Jimmy and Ethan came up with:
Here is an example of a joystick type switch where they can play PacMan, or mover directionally. They used cardboard and then glued tinfoil onto it to attach the alligator clips to. They also took markers to draw arrows on the tinfoil to show directions.
The WHOLE idea is to give students the ABILITY to DO things that they might not otherwise be able to do with traditional technology - LOVE THIS:)! CHECK IT OUT.....
Have a great one,