Tim Martinez's research while affiliated with University of California, Santa Barbara and other places

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The recent renaissance in early computer science education has provided K-12 teachers with multiple options for introducing children to computer science. However, tools for teaching programming for children with wide-scale adoption have been targeted mostly at pre-readers or middle school and higher grade-levels. This leaves a gap for 4th -- 6th gr...


... Floors and Flexibility (Designing a Programming Environment for 4th-6th Grade Classrooms [22]): Several studies focused on Human-Computer Interaction show the differences between how children interact compared to adults. It is these differences that must therefore be kept in mind when designing visual tools for programming, since the development interface plays a fundamental role, as it aims to promote change in the students' roles as they transition from being mere users to developers. ...