Sun 4 Nov 2018 11:10 - 11:20 at Beacon Hill - Empowerment & Broadening Participation

Computational action, by which learners are given opportunities to build projects with real-world applicability, is, we argue, a preferable way to engage young people in learning how to program computers. Mobile computing, as the dominant form-factor of computing currently, provides an especially meaningful opportunity for youth to create these projects. Meanwhile, platforms with powerful abstractions, that make operations that might otherwise be difficult simple, build student capability to create projects that enhance their computational action.

Sun 4 Nov

blocks+-2018-papers
11:00 - 12:00: BLOCKS+ - Empowerment & Broadening Participation at Beacon Hill
blocks+-2018-papers11:00 - 11:10
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Beryl HoffmanElms College, Ralph MorelliTrinity College, Jennifer RosatoCollege of St. Scholastica
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers11:10 - 11:20
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Mike TissenbaumUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champain, Josh SheldonMIT App Inventor, Hal AbelsonMIT
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers11:20 - 11:28
Other
blocks+-2018-papers11:28 - 11:31
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Hamid ZareGraduate Student, Miklos MarotiAssociate Professor, Akos LedecziVanderbilt University
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers11:31 - 11:34
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Wen XiHong Kong Polytechnic University, Evan W PattonMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers11:34 - 11:37
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Catherine CowellTufts University, Hannah RiehlTufts University, Marina Umaschi BersTufts University
Pre-print
blocks+-2018-papers11:37 - 11:40
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blocks+-2018-papers11:40 - 12:00
Other