Interactive Assessment Tools for Computational Thinking in High School STEM Classrooms

David Weintrop, Elham Beheshti, Michael S. Horn, Kai Orton, Laura Trouille, Kemi Jona, Uri Wilensky

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Abstract

This paper presents a pair of online, interactive assessments designed to measures students' computational thinking skills. The assessments are part of a larger project to bring computational thinking into high school STEM classrooms. Each assessment includes interactive tools that highlight the power of computation in the practice of scientific and mathematical inquiry. The computational tools used in our assessments enable students to analyze data with dynamic visualizations and explore concepts with computational models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment - 6th International Conference, INTETAIN 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages22-25
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319081885
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event6th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2014 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume136 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other6th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/9/147/11/14

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Computational Thinking
  • STEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Weintrop, D., Beheshti, E., Horn, M. S., Orton, K., Trouille, L., Jona, K., & Wilensky, U. (2014). Interactive Assessment Tools for Computational Thinking in High School STEM Classrooms. In Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment - 6th International Conference, INTETAIN 2014, Proceedings (pp. 22-25). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 136 LNICST). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08189-2_3