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Many computer science education efforts promise liberation and equality but that promise often goes unfulfilled. Teaching computation through E-textiles has been one way to achieve this promise because it has increased student engagement and enabled identity work. Although some approaches to teaching CS through E-textiles have been demonstrated as effective, there is not yet work using a programmable electronic embroidery machine (computational embroidery), or work that makes culture itself a topic of learning. In a six-week summer school course, we explored this opportunity, teaching a culture-centric embroidery class that combined hand embroidery and computational embroidery. Students incorporated their identities into the projects they created by using a block-based coding language to create embroidered patterns. They enthusiastically engaged with the programming aspects of the course and sought to make complicated and beautiful work that interwove their diverse cultures and identities. This paper offers insights into what it is like to teach computing with a cultural lens. Our curriculum and the pedagogy offer instructors a template to incorporate these technologies and topics into their courses.

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Fri 22 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
Physical Computing in K-12 EducationPapers at Meeting Rooms B113-114
13:45
25m
Talk
Cultural-Centric Computational EmbroideryERT Best Paper
Papers
Megumi Kivuva University of Washington, Seattle, Jayne Everson University of Washington, Camilo Montes De Haro University of Washington, Seattle, Amy Ko University of Washington
14:10
25m
Talk
Failure Artifact Scenarios to Understand High School Students’ Growth in Troubleshooting Physical Computing Projects
Papers
Luis Morales-Navarro University of Pennsylvania, Deborah Fields Utah State University, Deepali Barapatre University of Pennsylvania, Yasmin Kafai University of Pennsylvania
14:35
25m
Talk
The Integration of Computational Thinking and Making in the Classroom
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David Magda University of Florida, Christina Gardner-McCune Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Yerika Jimenez University of Florida, Sharon Chu University of Florida, Abhishek Kulkarni University of Florida