Developing Computational Thinking in Early Ages: A Review of the code.org Platform

Rolando Barradas, José Lencastre, Salviano Soares, António Valente

Abstract

This article reports a pedagogical experience developed within the scope of a Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering with application to Education. Starting with a contextualization on the evolution of computers and Computational Thinking, the article describes the platform used in this study - code.org -, highlighting the strengths that captivate the students. In the Case Study topic, we describe the study carried out, starting with a description of the students involved, followed by a description of the process and the analysis of the results, ending with the evaluation process performed by the students. The article ends concluding that code.org is a valid option to develop computational thinking at early-ages.

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Barradas R., Lencastre J., Soares S. and Valente A. (2020). Developing Computational Thinking in Early Ages: A Review of the code.org Platform.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 157-168. DOI: 10.5220/0009576801570168


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Rolando Barradas and José Lencastre and Salviano Soares and António Valente},
title={Developing Computational Thinking in Early Ages: A Review of the code.org Platform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={157-168},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009576801570168},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Developing Computational Thinking in Early Ages: A Review of the code.org Platform
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Barradas R.
AU - Lencastre J.
AU - Soares S.
AU - Valente A.
PY - 2020
SP - 157
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0009576801570168