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ERIC Number: EJ1054764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Embodying Computational Thinking: Initial Design of an Emerging Technological Learning Tool
Daily, Shaundra B.; Leonard, Alison E.; Jörg, Sophie; Babu, Sabarish; Gundersen, Kara; Parmar, Dhaval
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v20 n1 p79-84 Apr 2015
This emerging technology report describes virtual environment interactions an approach for blending movement and computer programming as an embodied way to support girls in building computational thinking skills. The authors seek to understand how body syntonicity might enable young learners to bootstrap their intuitive knowledge in order to program a three-dimensional character to perform movements. We have gained insight into the desire for character realism. The lessons learned to date, as well as the challenges to integrating the physical and virtual and keeping the interactions rich are discussed.
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Language: English
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