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ToonTalk(TM)--An Animated Programming Environment for Children.
This paper describes ToonTalk, a general-purpose concurrent programming system in which the source code is animated and the programming environment is a video game. The design objectives of ToonTalk were to create a self-teaching programming system...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2010)
A common problem in computer programming use for education in general, not simply as a technical skill, is that children and teachers find themselves constrained by what is possible through limited expertise in computer programming techniques. This...
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (2006) pp. 65–78
This paper reports on a design experiment in the domain of number sequences conducted in the course of the "WebLabs" project. We iteratively designed and tested a set of activities and tools in which 10-14 year old students used the "ToonTalk"...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 16, No. 1 (April 2011) pp. 3–34
In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of computer programming activities aimed at introducing young students (9-13 years old) to the idea of infinity, and in particular, to the cardinality of infinite sets. This research was part...
Richard Noss; Alexandra Poulovassilis; Eirini Geraniou; Sergio Gutierrez-Santos; Celia Hoyles; Ken Kahn; George D. Magoulas; Manolis Mavrikis
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 1 (August 2012) pp. 63–81
This paper charts the design and application of a system to support 11–14 year old students’ learning of algebraic generalisation, presenting students with the means to develop their understanding of the meaning of generality, see its power for...