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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Apr 11, 2022

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Number of papers: 371

  1. Coherence and Incoherence: A Textual Analysis of the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Learning Standards

    Gerald Ardito, Manhattanviille College School of Education, United States

    This pilot study performed a close reading of the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency (NYSCSLS) in order to determine any coherence (or lack thereof) between the stated goals of these... More

    pp. 1-5

  2. Computational Thinking, Play, and Authenticity: Lessons Learned from a 6th Grade Robotics Program

    Gerald Ardito & Katherine Cunningham, Manhattanviille College School of Education, United States; Lauren Scollins, Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School, United States

    This study investigated student discourse through the analysis of reflective students kept by students during a 6-week LEGO robotics program for 6th graders. The program consisted of two unplugged ... More

    pp. 6-11

  3. The Effectiveness of an Accessible Computing Curriculum

    Abdu Arslanyilmaz, YSU, United States; Margie Briley, Youngstown State University, United States; Gregory Boerio, Rich Center for Autism, United States; Mary Beth Loto & Katie Petridis, Potential Development Program, United States

    There has been a limited number of studies in which a computing curriculum is designed and developed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and there has been no study to test the... More

    pp. 12-17

  4. Design of Comprehensive Evaluation of Computational Thinking in Graphical Programming Environment

    Liang Cheng, Yingying Zhao, Xi Wang & Feng Li, East China Normal University, China

    The rise of computational thinking education is unstoppable. Meanwhile, evaluation is not only an indispensable part of the teaching process, but also an important basis for testing the teaching... More

    pp. 18-26

  5. Exploring Instructional Strategies for Computational Thinking Concepts and Practices in Higher Education

    Min Huang, Rebekah Fan, Eunsung Park & Jongpil Cheon, Texas Tech University, United States

    Computational thinking is a problem-solving skill that involves students’ systematic design to solve complex problems, which is a crucial skill in the digital society. Researchers and practitioners... More

    pp. 27-32

  6. Computational Thinking in Cooperative Games

    Lorraine Jacques, University of Tampa, United States; Parsa Jahanlou, Louisiana Tech University, United States

    Computational thinking (CT) can occur naturally within gameplay, especially within cooperative games. The mechanics of the game, however, influence what opportunities players have for using these... More

    pp. 33-38

  7. Computational Thinking Activities for Pre-Service Teachers: A Comparison of Two Alternative Methods

    Samson Lepcha & Alex Matthews, University of North Texas, United States

    Computational thinking and a mindset to solve problems logically have become pre-requisite for many computer-based jobs in the 21st century. Therefore, K-12 schools and stakeholders are seeking to ... More

    pp. 39-44

  8. Issues of Teacher Education for “Information”: What Does Analysis of Sample Test Problems of University Entrance Examination Reveal?

    Toshiki Matsuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Information, a compulsory subject area established in 2003 for high school level, began with the expectation to change informatics education in Japan, but its expected effects have not achieved.... More

    pp. 45-52

  9. Beyond Pedagogy: Equitable Practices to Promote Computational Thinking by Means of Keller’s ARCS Motivation Model

    Fatemeh Mirghassemi, University of Houston, United States

    Technology continues to prevail more and more in our personal and professional lives by the day, making education no exception. To this end, questions about the role that technology should play in ... More

    pp. 53-58

  10. Qualitative Study Exploring Robots as a Potential Teaching Tool for Computational Thinking in a Sixth-Grade Classroom

    Carol Munn, BRRSD, United States

    The youth of today are the newest members of the emerging digital age. These students are sponges for absorbing and retaining information when given the opportunity in the classroom. CT brings to... More

    pp. 59-66

  11. Online Teacher Education Students Solving Education Problems using Computational Thinking to Create Accessible Robot Designs

    Ann Musgrove & Jillian Powers, Florida Atlantic University, United States; Mohammed Azhar, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, United States; Cristine Yao, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    This paper shares the results of a qualitative study of 59 online pre-service teacher education students who completed an instructional module on applied Computational Thinking (CT), Assistive... More

    pp. 67-74

  12. Analysis of K–12 Computer Science Curricula From the Perspective of a Competency-Based Approach

    Michiyo Oda, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan; Yoko Noborimoto, Graduate School of Teacher Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan; Tatsuya Horita, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan

    This study aimed to gain insights for designing K–12 computer science curricula from the perspective of a competency-based approach to develop competencies, such as computational thinking, through ... More

    pp. 75-79

  13. Characteristics of High and Low Performing Students’ Computational Thinking Facets Based on Structural Topic Modeling

    Eunsung Park & Jongpil Cheon, Texas Tech University, United States

    Computational thinking in computer science education requires a range of competencies to complete various projects. To improve computational thinking skills, students need to not only possess... More

    pp. 80-85

  14. Reference Framework for Modeling in Practice: Potentials and Challenges for Teachers

    Marina Rottenhofer, Heike Demarle-Meusel & Barbara Sabitzer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

    Lately, computational thinking (CT) has gained popularity as a universal problem-solving technique and is already part of many school curricula. However, many teachers still struggle with its... More

    pp. 86-95

  15. esports as a Strategy to Teach Computational Thinking: Designing an Online Gaming Tournament

    Joe Sanchez, City University of New York - Queens College, United States; Jennifer Moore, University of North Texas, United States

    Computational thinking is a way of formulating a problem so that a computer can find a solution. It involves looking for patterns within multiple sets of data and using algorithmic thinking to find... More

    pp. 96-101

  16. Creating Music through Coding

    Jo Watts & Rachel Gibson, The University of Virginia, United States; Monty Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States; Glen Bull, The University of Virginia, United States; N. Rich Nguyen, University of Virginia, United States

    TuneScope (tunescope.org) is a platform developed to introduce coding in the context of music. TuneScope is an extension of the educational programming language Snap! (from the University of... More

    p. 102

  17. How Users Seek Computational Thinking Resources on Teachers-Pay-Teachers: A Review-Based Content Analysis

    Fan XU, Jiarui Xie & Ana-Paula Correia, The Ohio State University, United States

    Teacherpreneurship plays a vital role in educational transformation or innovation. Teachers-Pay-Teachers is one of the most popular online educational marketplaces and communities of practice.... More

    pp. 103-109

  18. Algorithmic Social Justice through Participatory Action Research: Media Binds or Blinds?

    Melda Yildiz, NYIT, United States

    This participatory action research (PAR) project investigates the role of Algorithmic Bias/ Injustice integrating new technologies (i.e. Global Positioning System (GPS) in developing global... More

    pp. 110-116

  19. Computational Thinking and Geospatial Intelligence in Teacher Education: Transdisciplinary Approach

    Melda Yildiz, NYIT, United States

    The goal of this transdisciplinary participatory action research (PAR) project is to develop a research-based globally connected learning modules and educational app that promotes computational... More

    pp. 117-125

  20. Hero Journey Storytelling as Formative Assessment Collaboratives

    Susan Elwood & Tricia Boyson, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, United States; Misty Kesterson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, United States

    Hero Storytelling multi-disciplinary collaborations are greatly enhanced with carefully planned formative assessments. This applies to both students in K12 and higher education. The focus of this... More

    pp. 126-130