The Effects of an Information-Technology Gifted Program on Friendship Using Scratch Programming Language and Clutter - Volume 2 Number 3 (May 2013) - IJCCE
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IJCCE 2013 Vol.2(3): 246-249 ISSN: 2010-3743
DOI: 10.7763/IJCCE.2013.V2.181

The Effects of an Information-Technology Gifted Program on Friendship Using Scratch Programming Language and Clutter

Seungki Shin, Phanwoo Park, and Youngkwon Bae
Abstract—This paper seeks to examine the effects of an information technology gifted class on friendship through the use of the scratch programming learning environment connected via the clutter website. Scratch is an educational programming language developed by MIT Media Lab. The strong points of Scratch include a framework based on Piaget’s constructivism, its development of 21st century skills, enhancement of problem solving abilities, and so on. However, Scratch only allows for limited collaborations. As the module is used individually, groups of people cannot simultaneously create a program. Furthermore, gifted children find it difficult to make friends due to their lack of sociability in contrast to their excellent study results. Fortunately, the Clutter platform as part of the Scratch educational program allows for collaboration and thus, enables students to develop friendships. In this context, we sought to improve the friendship of gifted children using a teaching-learning method based on the Scratch educational programming in tandem with clutter. Our findings support the idea that effective pedagogical programming in 21st century emphasizes collaborative learning skills. Furthermore, this approach increases our expectations about educational effects of Scratch 2.0, which is soon to be released.

Index Terms—Gifted children, friendship, clutter, scratch.

S. K. Shin is with the Gumrak Elementary School, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, Korea (email: innocreate2010@ gmail.com).
P. W. Park and Y. K. Bae are with the Computer Education Department, Daegu National University of Education, Daegu, Korea (email: pwpark@dnue.ac.kr, bae@dnue.ac.kr).

Cite:Seungki Shin, Phanwoo Park, and Youngkwon Bae, "The Effects of an Information-Technology Gifted Program on Friendship Using Scratch Programming Language and Clutter," International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 246-249, 2013.

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ISSN: 2010-3743
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Maode Ma
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
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