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Your PATH TO BECOME A SUPERB CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR

GET READY

Length: ~1h

  • Go through our step-by-step preparation checklist.

  • Add your students to your virtual classroom in Atelier.

  • Check the computers & gear.

  • Have a quick look at the materials for the first lesson.

That’s it!

Basics

Length: 4-8h / module

  • Step-by-step student materials and instructional videos

  • Educator tips and ideas: Adjust the content to your needs and manage classroom situations

  • Mini-project in every chapter: Let students get creative while testing how well they master the tools!

The fun has just begun!

Projects

Length: 2-4h / module

  • Choose project modules that match your curriculum! Work in the context of a given subject or get cross-curricular.

    Or:

  • Let the students decide! Great chance to personalize learning according to the students’ skill level and interests.

Now we’re talking!

 
On Mehackit courses we reached some of the ‘castles in the air’ that we dream about in teacher training universities! This is what learning should be!
— High School Teacher, Helsinki, Finland
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Music Programming Track

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to include technology in your teaching? The Music Programming Track is a great way to get started with creative technology.

You and your students get to make music by using an intuitive and friendly program called Sonic Pi (free). Our easy to follow video tutorials and included educator materials mean that you can use less time for preparing and more time for teaching!

 

Basics

Ages: 10+
Length: 4-6h
Content: 4 chapters + Educator material

Start with learning the basic tools of the track! Our easy to follow video tutorials will take you all the way from running your first line of code, to making rhythms and drum beats and finally making your own song - just the way you like it! No previous knowledge of music or programming required. You will, in fact, get better at both!

Projects

Ages: 10+
Length: 2-4h / Project
Applicable to teaching: music, math, ICT and more!

Expand your Sonic Pi skills by exploring how music and sound is part of everything around us. Learn to actively listen to your surroundings and bring your own sounds to Sonic Pi to create totally new soundscapes. Discover how sounds affect our mood and create your own story in Sonic Storytelling or investigate the intricate relationship between mathematics and music. Check out all the cross-curricular creative projects at Atelier!

 
 
You can immediately listen to what you have coded. Music seems to be an easy theme for many young students. The students were enthusiastic to try new creative ideas such as ‘hey, we could add this command here!’ And one girl decided to try as high-pitched sounds as possible in her song!
— Mehackit instructor, Finland
 
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Electronics and Programming Track

Create a light installation, a game, an electronic musical instrument and more!

Electronics is everywhere in our built environment. Due to automation, programming is often used to make it work. So you’ll also learn about basics of programming and a ton about electricity.

You’ll need a Mehackit Maker Kit or any Arduino-based started kit, the Arduino programming environment (free), a computer, headphones and you’re ready to go!!

 

Basics

Ages: 14+
Length: 8h
Content: 4 chapters & educator material

Start with Electronics and Programming Basics and learn what Arduino is and how to combine everyday materials and objects into your projects. You will create light, sound and movement, make circuits with components, as well as write and upload your code to Arduino.

Projects

Ages: 14+
Length: 2-4h / project
Applicable to teaching: crafts, physics, music, art, math, ICT, design and more!

Want to make disco lights, a robotic mini car, an interactive origami, hack a toy or make a plant watering bot? Grab a project module and start making! We bet you won’t even notice how your circuits and programming get more complex as you gain more skills and follow your creative instinct!

 
The most interesting course in high school so far with very appliable content and a lot of freedom to create.
— Student, Sotunki High School, Finland
 
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Visual Arts Track

Ready to unleash your visual imagination? Explore the relationships between our visible world and programming through art and self-expression.

The open-source tool of this track is Processing (free). Install it on school computers, add the students to your virtual classroom in Mehackit Atelier and start teaching right away.

BASICS

Ages: 12+
Length: 4-6h
Content: 4 chapters + Educator material

The Basics-module starts with chapter Art with shapes where you’ll learn to locate geometric shapes to your drawing canvas. The next chapter Moving stuff teaches your students to animate movement, for example in a form of the dropping colored leaves of autumn. Chapter Interact with it! enables interaction using keyboard and mouse. In the end, everything is summarized in a small creative project.

PROJECTS

Ages: 12+
Length: 2-4h / Project
Applicable to teaching: visual arts, math, ICT, design and more!

When you know the basics, you want to dive deeper and explore wider! Make a Random poem -generator to combine your creations with literature or learn how to add your projects to internet in Website visuals. In the project Game Studio students learn to make classic 2D games with moving objects and enemies. Check out all the other projects in Mehackit Atelier!

 
 
Teacher’s weeks are often quite busy and it isn’t possible to prepare everything perfectly. It was nice that I just needed to add students to Art Programming Basics, the material proceeded logically and made it possible for the students to be self-directive. There was a really focused atmosphere in the class!
— Kerttu Korhonen, Visual Arts teacher, Jyväskylä Normal School, Finland
 
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