Electronic Blocks: Tangible Programming Elements for Preschoolers

@inproceedings{Wyeth2001ElectronicBT,
  title={Electronic Blocks: Tangible Programming Elements for Preschoolers},
  author={Peta Wyeth and Gordon Wyeth},
  booktitle={INTERACT},
  year={2001}
}
This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of Electronic Blocks, blocks with electronic circuits inside them. By placing Electronic Blocks on top of one another young children build “computer programs” – each stack of Electronic Blocks is capable of a different function. Significantly, the blocks programming input and program output are based in the physical world, with the digital implementation completely hidden from the children. Preliminary studies have found that… CONTINUE READING
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