SELF (Student Educator Learning Factory) Design Studio


360 view of the SDS

Our physical space would not be what it is without the Tools that we have available and the Projects that come out of the endeavors of mastering those tools. Below you can find out more about the tools available in our SELF Design Studio as well as review some of the projects that we are showcasing. 


We are constantly searching for and experimenting with new tools in the SELF Design Studio. To see a full list of the tools currently available for UNCG SOE students to explore, please click on our SELF Design Studio Resources document. 


Our students and Makers in Residence (MiR) are constantly working on great projects. Below you can click through to see some of the projects that we are showcasing and gain access to resources that you can use in your own projects. Our hope is that you will see something below that will spark your creativity. 

MaKey MaKey

We use the MaKey MaKey extensively in the SELF Design Studio.  When groups come into the studio, we start with a quick demonstration by creating a set of Human MaKey MaKey bongos.  It’s a big hit, and a good way to get everyone’s attention.  But how do we move from the Human Bongos and Banana Piano to integrating the MaKey MaKey into projects that teachers can use in their classrooms?

What follows are samples of activities we’ve developed with our pre-service teachers that incorporate the MaKey MaKey in different curricular areas.