Cupcake cushions, scooby doo shirts, and soft boomboxes: e-textiles in high school to promote computational concepts, practices, and perceptions

@inproceedings{Kafai2013CupcakeCS,
  title={Cupcake cushions, scooby doo shirts, and soft boomboxes: e-textiles in high school to promote computational concepts, practices, and perceptions},
  author={Yasmin B. Kafai and Kristin A. Searle and Eliot Kaplan and Deborah A. Fields and Eunkyoung Lee and Debora Lui},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2013}
}
In this paper, we present and discuss the use of electronic textiles (e-textiles) for introducing key computational concepts and practices and broadening participation and perceptions about computing. The starting point of our work was the design and implementation of a curriculum module using the Lilypad Arduino in a pre-AP high school class. To understand students' learning of concepts, practices, and perceptions of computing, we focused on the structure and functionality of circuits and… CONTINUE READING
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