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ERIC Number: EJ995683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Algorithmic Bricks: A Tangible Robot Programming Tool for Elementary School Students
Kwon, D.-Y.; Kim, H.-S.; Shim, J.-K.; Lee, W.-G.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v55 n4 p474-479 Nov 2012
Tangible programming tools enable children to easily learn the programming process, previously considered to be difficult for them. While various tangible programming tools have been developed, there is still a lack of available tools to help students experience the general programming process. This study therefore developed a tool called Algorithmic Bricks (A-Bricks), to improve the programming language experience by considering and utilizing characteristics of procedural language. Specifically, elements such as sequence, repetition, condition, function, and parameter were used to develop A-Bricks. In addition, this study observed the benefits of A-Bricks and confirmed its potential as a tangible educational programming tool by comparing and analyzing elementary school students using A-Bricks to control groups using Scratch. (Contains 10 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea