Makey Makey is an invention kit that I just ordered off of Amazon. Imagine a circuit board that can be connected to any object using alligator clips. The circuit board is also connected to your computer via a USB. Then objects, which can be food, paper, play dough or pretty much anything, can be substituted for a spacebar or other keys on your keyboard.
Perhaps you would like to watch this video to see Makey Makey in action.
I can't wait for our students to invent and create with Makey Makey as we finish the year by implementing some Maker Spaces and personalized learning time. More to come in my next Chat with Deb on the topic of Maker Space