Helen Crompton

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In recent years there has been a renewed interest on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Following this interest, science centers' staff started providing technology enhanced informal STEM education experiences. The use of well-designed mobile and ubiquitous forms of technology to enrich informal STEM education activities is(More)
In this chapter the authors review the fairly recent advances in combating illiteracy around the globe through the use of e-readers and mobile phones most recently in the Worldreader program and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) mobile phone reading initiatives. Situated in human rights and utilizing the lens of(More)
The use of mobile learning offers new affordances to teaching and learning. In this study, students from two fourth grade classes used iPads in dyads and groups to learn about angle. Using a design-based research methodology, which included observations, video, researcher journals, and artefact collection, a local instruction theory was developed on how(More)
My teaching philosophy has developed from many years of teaching experience working with pre-service and in-service teachers, as well as students K-10. As a teacher my mission is threefold:  to extend and enhance the students' knowledge and understanding;  to ignite enthusiasm for learning;  to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning. To achieve(More)
—Computer Science (CS) teachers' training and profile is crucial to ensure students have access to quality Computer Science Education (CSE). The aim of this study is to examine the profile of CS teachers in Greece and map it using the technique of persona. This study examines a national sample of 1127 CS teachers who teach algorithms and programming in(More)