Teaching computational thinking through musical live coding in Scratch

Alex Ruthmann, Jesse M. Heines, Gena R. Greher, Paul Laidler, Charles Saulters

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Abstract

This paper discusses our ongoing experiences in developing an interdisciplinary general education course called Sound Thinking that is offered jointly by our Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Music. It focuses on the student outcomes we are trying to achieve and the projects we are using to help students realize those outcomes. It explains why we are moving from a web-based environment using HTML and JavaScript to Scratch and discusses the potential for Scratch's "musical live coding" capability to reinforce those concepts even more strongly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages351-355
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'10 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2010Mar 13 2010

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Other

Other41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE'10
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period3/10/103/13/10

Keywords

  • Computer science education
  • Curriculum design
  • Generative music
  • Interdisciplinary courses
  • Musical live coding
  • Performamatics
  • Scratch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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