Projects

Project |01 WATCH 1.0
Workshop on African Americans Thinking Historically and Computationally.
 

This project seeks to investigate how African American students’ engagement with technology through mobile apps and site visits  to African American historical sites can promote learning local history, historical practices, and computer science. Through a combination of critical historical analysis, fieldwork, and computational artifact creation, the WATCH program seeks to improve history education and address equity issues concerning computational learning.

 

This program is offered in collaboration between Clemson University and local community organizations/ schools.  

 

WATCH is funded through Clemson University’s Research Grant Committee to pilot the initial curriculum development, program concept, and interdisciplinary team of new tenure track-faculty members.

 

Collaborators: Dr. LaGarrett King and Dr. Penelope Vargas

Project |02 WATCH 2.0
Workshop on Actively Thinking Historically and Computationally: Social Studies and Technology teachers, South Carolina History, and Mobile app development
 
This project aims to expand the educational and professional development opportunities available to students and teachers in South Carolina for learning about South Carolina history and computer science.
 
We aim to do this through implementing an innovative professional development program that will engage teachers and subsequently their students in authentic histological and computational thinking projects using app development as a tool. Through this project we aim to (1) understand how rich uses of technology can support the development of more complex historical thinking in the classroom; and (2) to foster the development of teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK - Mishra & Koehler, 2006) through the design and use of mobile applications for teaching and learning South Carolina history.

 

This program is offered in collaboration between Clemson University and local schools.  

 

WATCH 2.0 is funded through Clemson University’s HEHD grant to pilot the curriculum and middle school professional development by an interdisciplinary team of new tenure track-faculty members.

 

Collaborators: Dr. LaGarrett King and Dr. Penelope Vargas

Project |03 Computational Thinking Apps
 

This project explores the extent to which mobile app design and programing can  attract middle school learners to engage in computational thinking practices. In addition, this project aims to enhance current STEM standards and mathematics curricular objectives through the integration of computational thinking and programming into science and math classrooms through curriculum and teacher professional development.

 

CT Apps is funded through Clemson University’s HEHD grant, School of Computing, and School of Education to purchase equipment and pilot the curriculum in the classroom. This research is conducted  by an interdisciplinary team of new tenure track-faculty members.

 

Collaborators: Dr. Danielle Herro and Dr. D. Matthew Boyer

 

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