Published: June 29, 2022

Congratulations Michael for receiving a nomination from the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Best Design Paper for the International Society of the Learning Sciences 2022 Annual Meeting.

His paper titled ‘Scaffolding the Debugging Process in Physical Computing with Circuit Check’ was accepted for the International Society of the Learning Sciences 2022 Annual Meeting 

Abstract: Physical computing projects provide rich opportunities for students to design, construct, and program machines that can sense and interact with the environment. However, students engaging in these activities often struggle to decipher the behavior of hardware components, software, and the interaction between the two. I report on the experiences of middle school students using a software tool, Circuit Check, designed to scaffold the debugging process in physical computing systems. Through think-aloud problem-solving exercises, I found Circuit Check facilitated rich instructor-student discussions. Incorporating these preliminary observations, I discuss design considerations for physical computing tools that support productive struggles and student sense-making.

Check out his complete paper here.