Mini-Educator Guides

Our Hack Your Notebook series of mini-educator guides provide a pocket-sized overview of how notebook hacking fits into larger discussions of education policy, standards-aligned class projects as well as introductory activities. Created for educators in professional development settings, these booklets offer unique hands-on explorations in creative learning.

Developed with support from Educator Innovator, powered by the National Writing Project.

Future installments:

  • Amplify Your Ideas: Working with Sound
  • Engineering Your Materials: Working with Pop-Up
  • Remix Your Projects: Working with Transmedia
 
Click to download PDFs.

Click to download PDFs.


Activity Templates and Worksheets

Basic Paper Circuitry

Activity Template - One Sheet Storybook (click image to download, instructions here) 

Activity Template - One Sheet Storybook (click image to downloadinstructions here

Activity Template - Simple Circuit Card (click image to download)

Activity Template - Simple Circuit Card (click image to download)


Letters to the Next President 2.0 - Creative Process Worksheets

The L2P worksheet has four options for the Storyboard section:

comix, three-panel, scrapbook and callouts.

Download them individually below.

 

Comix

3-Panel

Scrapbook

Callouts

Download all four worksheets in a single file .zip here.


Hack Your Notebook Day Activity Pages

Simple Circuit

Click to download.

Click to download.

Parallel Circuit

Click to download.

Click to download.

Simple Switches

Click to download.

Click to download.

Basic Notebook Hack

Click to download.

Click to download.


Working with Microcontrollers

These two resources were developed to support the Morse Code Secret Message activity found here.

Arduino Morse Code .RTF file

Click to download file.

Click to download file.

The Rhythm of the Light Worksheet

Click to download.

Click to download.


Additional Resources

Chibitronics

The creators of circuit stickers have developed a number of resources to support users, including video tutorials, printables, project galleries and a discussion forum.