Short Circuits offers students opportunities to undertake physical computing projects, providing tools and methods for creating electronic puppets. Students learn how to incorporate microprocessors into everyday materials and use them to enhance their language and writing skills with shadow puppet shows featuring their own DIY flashlights.
About the Authors
Kylie Peppler is Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington.
Katie Salen Tekinbaş is Professor in the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and Chief Designer and Researcher at Institute of Play.
Melissa Gresalfi is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Learning Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
Rafi Santo is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington.
—Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley
—Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, and Director, Lifelong Kindergarten group, MIT Media Lab