Students plugged their MaKey MaKey into a laptop and pulled up a Scratch program that our boss, Jon Wirsing, created:
When students tapped a certain coin, the cash register on the Scratch program calculated the value of the coin. As students continued to tap the coins, the cash register’s total continued to increase. We challenged them to make the cash register amount match the amount we wrote on the board all while using the least amount of coins (taps) possible. After students gained insight about programming, we jumped onto Code.org to get them practicing! We only had four MaKey MaKeys to work with today and I sure wish we had more!