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Dr. Scratch: a Web Tool to Automatically Evaluate Scratch Projects

Dr. Scratch: a Web Tool to Automatically Evaluate Scratch Projects Dr. Scratch: a Web Tool to Automatically Evaluate Scratch Projects Jesús Moreno-León Programamos.es Sevilla, Spain Gregorio Robles Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain jesus.moreno@programamos.es ABSTRACT This poster paper presents the operation and the new features of Dr. Scratch, an award-winning gamified web application that allows to perform automatic analysis of Scratch projects to assess the development of computational thinking and detect some bad programming habits that are common in students learning to program in this environment. grex@gsyc.urjc.es and bad programming habits. This poster paper summarizes the main operation of the tool, and introduces as well the new features we have recently incorporated. 2. INNER WORKING CCS Concepts ·Social and professional topics Computational thinking; Student assessment; K-12 education; Keywords Assessment, coding, computational thinking, learning, Scratch 1. INTRODUCTION Dr.Scratch [5] is a free/open-source web application that can be used by learners and instructors to analyze Scratch [6] projects, and receive feedback on the quality of the programs. This information could be used by learners to improve their coding skills, and could support instructors in their teaching and assessment tasks. The Dr.Scratch tool is inspired by Scrape [7] and based on Hairball [1], a static analyzer of Scratch programs that is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Dr. Scratch: a Web Tool to Automatically Evaluate Scratch Projects

Association for Computing Machinery — Nov 9, 2015

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2015 by ACM Inc.
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978-1-4503-3753-3
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10.1145/2818314.2818338
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Dr. Scratch: a Web Tool to Automatically Evaluate Scratch Projects Jesús Moreno-León Programamos.es Sevilla, Spain Gregorio Robles Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain jesus.moreno@programamos.es ABSTRACT This poster paper presents the operation and the new features of Dr. Scratch, an award-winning gamified web application that allows to perform automatic analysis of Scratch projects to assess the development of computational thinking and detect some bad programming habits that are common in students learning to program in this environment. grex@gsyc.urjc.es and bad programming habits. This poster paper summarizes the main operation of the tool, and introduces as well the new features we have recently incorporated. 2. INNER WORKING CCS Concepts ·Social and professional topics Computational thinking; Student assessment; K-12 education; Keywords Assessment, coding, computational thinking, learning, Scratch 1. INTRODUCTION Dr.Scratch [5] is a free/open-source web application that can be used by learners and instructors to analyze Scratch [6] projects, and receive feedback on the quality of the programs. This information could be used by learners to improve their coding skills, and could support instructors in their teaching and assessment tasks. The Dr.Scratch tool is inspired by Scrape [7] and based on Hairball [1], a static analyzer of Scratch programs that is

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