The Maker Movement, Interactive Projects, Programming Without Coding


Interactive maker projects are an easy and fun way to explore the maker movement, and they provide the opportunity for physical activity and learning, rather than what would otherwise be just screen-watching.

Many student projects in elementary, junior high and high school grades can be greatly enhanced with the addition of digital lights and sensors.

For example a solar system project can have an LED light that illuminates when the student is talking about that part of the project in a video.

Additionally, sensors can be placed in the physical project, which when then touched by a person looking at the model, that then triggers actions such as a video or audio explanation of that part of the project.

These projects all offer the opportunity to introduce and explore the concepts of the logic of programming, without having to immediate delve into the intricacies and syntax of coding.

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