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Comparing Haptic Pattern Matching on Tablets and Phones: Large Screens Are Not Necessarily Better

Significance: Touchscreen-based, multimodal graphics represent an area of increasing research in digital access for individuals with blindness or visual impairments; yet, little empirical research on the effects of screen size on graphical exploration exists. This work probes if and whenmore screen area is necessary in supporting a patternmatching task.

Author/Presenter: 
Jennifer L. Tennison
Zachary S. Carril
Nicholas A. Giudice
Jenna L. Gorlewicz
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2018
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The current study investigates two questions: (1) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's accuracy on pattern-matching tasks? (2) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's time on task?

The Impact of Teacher Gender on Girls’ Performance on Programming Tasks in Early Elementary School

Aim/Purpose: The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls’ performance on programming and robotics tasks.

Background: Women continue to be underrepresented in the technical STEM fields such as engineering and computer science. New programs and initiatives are needed to engage girls in STEM beginning in early childhood. The goal of this work is to explore the impact of teacher gender on young children’s mastery of programming concepts after completing an introductory robotics program.

Author/Presenter: 
Amanda Sullivan
Marina Umaschi Bers
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2018
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The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls’ performance on programming and robotics tasks.

Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3

Early Learning Brief

Author/Presenter: 
Julie Sarama
Douglas Clements
Natalie Nielsen
Maria Blanton
Nancy Romance
Mark Hoover
Carolyn Staudt
Arthur Baroody
Christine McWayne
Catherine McCulloch
Year: 
2018
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This brief draws on research supported by the National Science Foundation to highlight important considerations for educators and others who design and provide STEM educational experiences for young children.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2019 SITE International Conference; Las Vegas, NV

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/18/2019 (All day) to Fri, 03/22/2019 (All day)

To learn more, visit http://site.aace.org/conf/.

DRK-12 Presenters:

  • Nick Lux, Shannon Willoughby, Bryce Hughes, Brock LaMeres, Elaine Westbrook, and Barrett Frank, Montana State University
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International Society for Technology in Education 2019 ISTE Annual Conference and Exposition; Philadelphia, PA

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2019 (All day) to Wed, 06/26/2019 (All day)

To learn more, visit https://conference.iste.org/2019.

For related content, explore our Spotlight on Technology-enhanced Assessment. Hear from NSF-funded DRK-12 researchers who are working on educational technology, in this 3-minute video:

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Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) 2019 Annual Conference; Portland, OR

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Mon, 04/01/2019 (All day) to Thu, 04/04/2019 (All day)
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To learn more, visit https://cosnconference.org/.

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