Examining a secondary school computational action curriculum using app inventor and the internet of things

Mike Tissenbaum, Josh Sheldon, Hal Abelson, Mark Sherman

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Abstract

This paper outlines a study in which we integrate computational action – a pedagogical shift in computing education towards educational designs that focus on students learning about, and creating with, computation in ways that connect to their lives and communities – into engineering and design classes at a large urban high school. This paper also outlines methodological approaches for understanding how a computational action curriculum can change students’ perceptions of their computational identities and digital empowerment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018
EditorsSiu-cheung KONG, Kuen-fung SIN, Diana ANDONE, Gautam BISWAS, Tom CRICK, Heinz Ulrich HOPPE, Ting-chia HSU, Ronghuai HUANG, Robert Kwok-yiu LI, Chee-kit LOOI, Marcelo MILRAD, Josh SHELDON, Mike TISSENBAUM, Ju-ling SHIH, Jan VAHRENHOLD
PublisherThe Education University of Hong Kong
Pages104-105
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789887703457
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 14 2018Jun 16 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education
ISSN (Electronic)2664-5661

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/14/186/16/18

Keywords

  • Computational action
  • Computational identity
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital empowerment
  • Mobile computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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