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Create smooth transitions and interesting contexts for CS students
Date Activity Was Created:
November 19, 2013
Target Completion Date:
November 19, 2017
Create materials for students to use to easily transition into CS1, and beyond. Materials should including interesting contexts, such as robots and art, to attract them to authentic and stimulating topics.
Additional Activity Info:
We have developed software that allows multiple languages to use robots with cameras, and make interesting art, animations, and games.
One of the first lessons that we have learned is that robots can be engaging for women in a first-year college CS course. We weren't sure this would be the case. However, we this may depend on careful design of the software and hardware. See http://calicoproject.org for more details.