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dc.contributor.advisorCamp, Tracy
dc.contributor.advisorRader, Cyndi A. (Cyndi Ann)
dc.contributor.authorKennicutt, Stephen D.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-23T17:35:12Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:58:33Z
dc.date.available2017-01-23T17:35:12Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:58:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8202
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170651
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Fall.
dc.description.abstractComputer Science (CS) Unplugged is a set of activities that allow students to explore computer science concepts without using a computer. Prior research on the effectiveness of CS Unplugged classroom activities has focused primarily on student attitudes and learning outcomes. Teacher understanding and comfort level with the curriculum must also be considered when assessing whether CS Unplugged is a viable option in the classroom. We developed a set of lesson plans that fit a traditional middle school classroom and presented these lessons to teachers through a 2-day workshop. We used surveys and deployment reports to determine whether teachers would be comfortable with the CS Unplugged activities, whether they understood the underlying material, and whether they would use CS Unplugged in their classrooms. Through our research, it was found that teachers are comfortable with the Unplugged curriculum, have high levels of understanding of the material, and will use the Unplugged activities in their classrooms.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectCS Unplugged
dc.subjectmiddle school
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectcomputer science
dc.titleAssessing middle-school teachers' attitudes and usage of CS Unplugged
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberPainter-Wakefield, Christopher
dc.contributor.committeememberHudson, Derrick
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering and Computer Science
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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