Learning computer science concepts with scratch

@article{MeerbaumSalant2010LearningCS,
  title={Learning computer science concepts with scratch},
  author={Orni Meerbaum-Salant and Michal Armoni and Mordechai Ben-Ari},
  journal={Computer Science Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={239-264}
}
Scratch is a visual programming environment that is widely used by young people. We investigated if Scratch can be used to teach concepts of computer science. We developed new learning materials for middle-school students that were designed according to the constructionist philosophy of Scratch and evaluated them in two schools. The classes were normal classes, not extracurricular activities whose participants are self-selected. Questionnaires and a test were constructed based upon a novel… CONTINUE READING

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