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Picking Up the Mantle of "Expert": Assigned Roles, Assertion of Identity, and Peer Recognition within a Programming Class
Mind, Culture, and Activity Vol. 20, No. 2 (2013) pp. 113–131
Changing an established role in a classroom is difficult. It involves constructing a new set of relations within a community. In this article we investigate how students with newly developed interest and experience in programming developed outside...
A Rubric for Describing Competences in the Areas of Circuitry, Computation, and Crafting after a Course Using E-Textiles
International Journal of Information and Learning Technology Vol. 34, No. 5 (2017) pp. 372–384
Purpose: In light of growing interest in the maker movement and electronic textiles (e-textiles) as an educational technology, the purpose of this paper is to characterize competence change in undergraduate students who participated in a semester...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 47–68
Prior studies have shown how knowledge diffusion occurs in classrooms and structured small groups around assigned tasks yet have not begun to account for widespread knowledge sharing in more native, unstructured group settings found in online games...
The Programmers' Collective: Fostering Participatory Culture by Making Music Videos in a High School Scratch Coding Workshop
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 5 (2015) pp. 613–633
We highlight ways to support interest-driven creation of digital media in Scratch, a visual-based programming language and community, within a high school programming workshop. We describe a collaborative approach, the programmers' collective, that...
Harvard Educational Review Vol. 84, No. 4 (December 2014) pp. 532–556
Electronic textiles are a part of the increasingly popular maker movement that champions existing do-it-yourself activities. As making activities broaden from Maker Faires and fabrication spaces in children's museums, science centers, and...
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Vol. 42, No. 3 (2009) pp. 575–593
Many students struggle with statistical concepts such as interaction. In an experimental group, participants took a paper-and-pencil test and then were given training to establish equivalent classes containing four different statistical interactions....
A Crafts-Oriented Approach to Computing in High School: Introducing Computational Concepts, Practices, and Perspectives with Electronic Textiles
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2014)
In this article, we examine the use of electronic textiles (e-textiles) for introducing key computational concepts and practices while broadening perceptions about computing. The starting point of our work was the design and implementation of a...
Putting Making into High School Computer Science Classrooms: Promoting Equity in Teaching and Learning with Electronic Textiles in "Exploring Computer Science"
Equity & Excellence in Education Vol. 51, No. 1 (2018) pp. 21–35
Recent discussions of making have focused on developing out-of-school makerspaces and activities to provide more equitable and enriching learning opportunities for youth. Yet school classrooms present a unique opportunity to help broaden access,...