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Sat 23 Mar 2024 11:10 - 11:35 at Meeting Room D135 - K12 - Elementary School Chair(s): Jean Salac

Previous research has incorporated physiological data such as heart rate and footsteps to enrich K-12 students’ STEM and computing learning experiences. This qualitative study piloted a series of lessons leveraging a novel physiological computing environment with a small group of fifth-grade girls (n=5). The purpose of this study was to understand (1) how the physiological computing lesson activities promoted changes in the students’ conceptual understanding of conditional logic and variables and their diverse perspectives in computing (RQ1), and (2) how the students approached problem-solving and what their visual attention looked like during physiological computing (RQ2). For RQ 1, we collected and analyzed all five students’ conceptual drawings, computing artifacts, and recorded classroom conversations to reveal students’ conceptual understanding and perspectives. For RQ 2, we selected 3 cases where the girls used their own real-time physiological data (i.e., muscle energy) in constructing computer programs. We synergistically integrated their screen recordings, think-aloud verbalizations, and eye-tracking quantitative metrics data with visualizations to present cross-case findings on their visual attention during problem-solving.

Sat 23 Mar

Displayed time zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada) change

10:45 - 12:00
K12 - Elementary SchoolPapers at Meeting Room D135
Chair(s): Jean Salac University of Washington, Seattle
10:45
25m
Talk
Gender, Social Interactions and Interests of Characters Illustrated in Scratch and Python Programming Books for ChildrenK12Global
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Shirley de Wit Delft University of Technology, Felienne Hermans Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Marcus Specht Delft University of Technology, Efthimia Aivaloglou Delft University of Technology
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11:10
25m
Talk
Novel insights into elementary girls’ experiences in physiological computingK12
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Feiya Luo University of Alabama, Ruohan Liu University of Virginia, Idowu David Awoyemi University of Alabama, Chris Crawford University of Alabama, Fatema Nasrin University of Alabama
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11:35
25m
Talk
Making Abstraction Concrete in the Elementary ClassroomK12
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Eping Hung Southern Oregon University, Maggie Vanderberg Southern Oregon University, Gladys Krause William & Mary, Eva Skuratowicz Southern Oregon University
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