Resources for researching and teaching computing education in primary and secondary schools: What exists and what is still needed

Monica M. McGill, Miles Berry, Leigh Ann DeLyser, Briana Morrison

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Abstract

In this panel presentation, we will present an overview and discussion of several recent and complementary resources geared towards primary and secondary computing education. The moderator will present a brief introduction to the purpose of this panel and provide the format for the session. Each panelist will have 5 minutes to present the purpose of their resource followed by a demonstration of its content. Each panelist will share with the audience the resource, its content, its intended target demographic, and how it can be and has been used. Following the initial presentations, several minutes will be allotted for immediate questions and answers pertaining to the resource just presented. Immediately after the presentation of all of the resources, the moderator will ask the panelists questions about future plans for each site in an effort to address resources still needed for the primary and secondary computing education community (including researchers). We will also engage with the audience to discuss these resources and discuss what types of resources are still needed to improve the quality of primary and secondary education. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and provide suggestions for improving and enhancing the resources if they are currently using one or more of them. The intended audience for this panel is anyone in the computing education community who may find these resources useful in their classroom or scholarship, particularly those researching, teaching, designing curriculum, or providing oversight of or input into primary and secondary school computing education. Given the varied nature of these resources, there is something for many different types of faculty scholars who may be attending ITiCSE. By the end of the panel, the audience will have learned enough about these resources to begin to formulate ways in which they can use their content in their research, evaluation, teaching, or curriculum design initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages231-232
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2019
Event2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2019 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 15 2019Jul 17 2019

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period7/15/197/17/19

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • CSforAll
  • Constructs
  • Educational research
  • Evaluation
  • K-12
  • Primary
  • Repository
  • Resources
  • Secondary
  • Teaching tips

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Education

Cite this

McGill, M. M., Berry, M., DeLyser, L. A., & Morrison, B. (2019). Resources for researching and teaching computing education in primary and secondary schools: What exists and what is still needed. In ITiCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 231-232). (Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3325541