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Jayathirtha, Gayithri; Kafai, Yasmin B. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
Electronic textiles, which integrate computation with fabrics through a redesigned interface of microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators, have expanded possibilities not only for engineering, fashion, and human-computer interaction but also for computer science education itself. While individual studies involving electronic textiles have shown…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Textiles Instruction
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Fields, Deborah A.; Kafai, Yasmin B.; Giang, Michael T. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2017
Most research in primary and secondary computing education has focused on understanding learners within formal classroom communities, leaving aside the growing number of promising informal online programming communities where young users contribute, comment, and collaborate on programs to facilitate learning. In this article, we examined trends in…
Descriptors: Programming, Communities of Practice, Youth, Social Networks
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Kafai, Yasmin B.; Lee, Eunkyoung; Searle, Kristin; Fields, Deborah; Kaplan, Eliot; Lui, Debora – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 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 curriculum module using the LilyPad Arduino in a pre-AP high school computer science class. To…
Descriptors: High School Students, Scientific Concepts, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development