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2014 | By: Greg Thompson

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

A hands-on approach to STEM engages students, but how does project-based learning connect with standardized testing? 04/30/14 View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: instructional strategies, technology/computer science, technology/computer science instructional strategies, informal education

2013 | By: The Wall Street Journal

Can Building Toys for Girls Improve Math and Tech Skills?

Are girls' toys the secret to increasing the number of women in the fields of engineering and other careers that rely on top spacial skills? Diana Kapp joins Lunch Break. April 16, 2013 View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: Girl-friendly instructional strategies, Instructional Strategies, STEM

2013 | By: Judith Barra Austin

Purdue Engineer: Toys Can Help Develop STEM Skills In Children

One of the hot topics on social media this holiday season is finding gifts that can help children, especially girls, develop science- and engineering-related skills. November 25, 2013View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: Girl-friendly instructional strategies, Instructional Strategies, STEM

2013 | By: Jennifer Roland

Integrating Programming with Core Curriculum

There has been a steady and growing call for more students to learn computer programming. As they try to answer that call, some educators are looking beyond stand-alone lessons or separate programming classes and integrating coding into their core curriculum. October 3, 2013View External Website


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: instructional strategies, technology/computer science, technology/computer science instructional strategies

2013 | By: Krishnendu Roy, William C. Rousse, and David B. DeMeritt

Comparing the Mobile Novice Programming Environments: App Inventor for Android vs. GameSalad

Abstract—Novice programming environments (NPEs) like Scratch and Alice witnessed tremendous growth in adoption and popularity in recent years. These NPEs have successfully lowered the barrier of initial entry to programming. They have also allowed novice computing students to exercise their creative freedom more meaningfully by enabling them to work on projects which have more real life context. Recent trends in adoption of smartphone and other mobile devices among our youth points to a time in near future when majority of them will be mobile device users. Hence, if the NPEs want to remain relevant among youth, they need to adapt to and cater to a mobile-device centric audience. Google and MIT’s App Inventor for Android is one of the early NPEs that is trying to achieve this by offering a Scratch-like environment for mobile apps development. GameSalad is another free software primarily for Mac platform that can also offers a drag-n-drop rule-based environment for creating apps. In this paper we compare these two environments’ suitableness for computing introduction. Our comparison is based on several logistical, instructional, and operational factors and points to the fact that both these mobile NPEs have their strong points as well as weaknesses. We believe the effectiveness and success of these mobile NPEs will vary depending on particular situations, and hence our work will aid someone looking for a mobile NPE in making a more judicious choice. 2012195_Roy_et_al_2012.pdf


Region: S South Atlantic

Contributor: Ta-Shana Taylor

Tags: instructional strategies, technology/computer science, technology/computer science instructional strategies

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Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Miami Science Museum, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences