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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.ICPEC.2021.4
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-142205
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Costa, Rui ; Ara├║jo, Cristiana ; Henriques, Pedro Rangel

Melodic - Teaching Computational Thinking to Visually Impaired Kids

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Abstract

This paper presents a proposal, called Melodic, to develop Computational Thinking skills in kids with special educational needs, in this case blindness. The aim of this research is to characterize the subject and identify what are the current most used and best practises to teach this different way of Thinking to kids under those circumstances. In this paper more technical aspects are discussed, such as the architecture for the proposed application in order to accomplish the project goals. Melodic was carefully designed to have an intuitive interface for blind people and a seamless workflow, combining tactile hardware, and QR Code technology with a sound based output.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{costa_et_al:OASIcs.ICPEC.2021.4,
  author =	{Costa, Rui and Ara\'{u}jo, Cristiana and Henriques, Pedro Rangel},
  title =	{{Melodic - Teaching Computational Thinking to Visually Impaired Kids}},
  booktitle =	{Second International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2021)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:14},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-194-8},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{91},
  editor =	{Henriques, Pedro Rangel and Portela, Filipe and Queir\'{o}s, Ricardo and Sim\~{o}es, Alberto},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14220},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-142205},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ICPEC.2021.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Computational Thinking, Visual Impaired Students Education, Teaching through Music, Learning Resource}
}

Keywords: Computational Thinking, Visual Impaired Students Education, Teaching through Music, Learning Resource
Collection: Second International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 01.07.2021


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