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Learning Computing through Creating and Connecting
Found in: Computer
By Karen Brennan
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 52-59
Despite increased cultural awareness of computing, programming remains inaccessible to many young people. In response to this challenge, MIT Media Lab researchers are developing Scratch, which combines an authoring environment for interactive media project...
 
Blocks-based programming languages: simplifying programming for different audiences with different goals
Found in: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14)
By Daniel Wendel, Eileen T. Kraemer, Karen Brennan, Kyle J. Harms, Paul Medlock-Walton
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 545-546
CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) is an initiative sponsored by Google to promote Computer Science and Computational Thinking in high school and middle school curricula. In the past, workshops were offered in a face-to-face format; however, this lef...
     
CS professional development MOOCs
Found in: Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14)
By Erin Mindell, Gwendolyn Britton, Jennifer Rosato, Jennifer S. Kay, Karen Brennan
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 369-370
CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) is an initiative sponsored by Google to promote Computer Science and Computational Thinking in high school and middle school curricula. In the past, workshops were offered in a face-to-face format; however, this lef...
     
Stories from the scratch community: connecting with ideas, interests, and people
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Karen Brennan, Mitchel Resnick
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 463-464
This special session aims to provoke discussion about new strategies for engaging young people in computer programming, drawing on experiences of educators and young people using the Scratch programming environment and online communities. The session will ...
     
CSCW and education: viewing education as a site of work practice
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work companion (CSCW '13)
By Andrea Forte, Karen Brennan, Peter Samuelson Wardrip, R. Benjamin Shapiro, Ricarose Roque, Spiro Maroulis
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 333-336
Educational institutions, whether they are formal or informal, present a work environment in which technology, and social and cultural interactions mediate unfolding work. The interaction between CSCW and the work of education can hold great potential for ...
     
Utilizing technology to support the development of empathy
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Interaction design and children (IDC '08)
By Karen Brennan, Shaundra Bryant Daily
Issue Date:June 2008
pp. 703-718
Empathy is a fundamental component of positive and productive human relationships. In the context of civic engagement, the ability to "stand in the shoes of another" increases opportunities to avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings, to work together ...
     
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