Publications

Journal Articles

  • Herro, D., Gardner-McCune, C., and Boyer, D. M (2015). Perceptions of Coding with MIT App Inventor: Pathways for their Future. Journal for Computing Teachers. Winter 2015, Pages 30 -40.
  • King, L., Gardner-McCune, C., & Vargas, P.  (2014) “Re-Discovering and Re-Creating African American Historical Accounts through Mobile Apps: The role of mobile technology in history education.” Journal of Social Studies Research – Special issue on the theme of Research on Technology in the Social Studies: PreK-College.

Book Chapters

  • Gardner-McCune, C. and Jimenez, Y. (2017) Historical App Developers: Integrating CS into K-12 through Cross-Disciplinary Projects. In Yolanda Rankin & Jakita Thomas (Eds) Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology, 1st ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp 85-112. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2005-4

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

2019

  • Feijóo-García, P.G., Wang, S., Cai, J., Polavarapu, N., Gardner-McCune, C., & Ragan, E. (2019). Blocks4DS: A Scaffolded Block-Based Learning Environment for Hierarchical Data Structures. VL/HCC 2019 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages & Human-Centric Computing. Memphis, TN, U.S.A. (preprint, accepted in June 17, 2019)​ [To appear].
  • Feijóo-García P. G., & Gardner-McCune, C. Improving Functional Programming Understanding through Student-Created Instructional Videos. 24th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. July 2019. doi: 0.1145/3304221.3325587. [To appear].  

  • Amanpreet Kapoor, and Christina Gardner-McCune. 2019. Understanding CS Undergraduate Students’ Professional Identity through the lens of their Professional Development. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2019). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 Pages. [To appear]    Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Amanpreet Kapoor, and Christina Gardner-McCune. 2019. Understanding CS Undergraduate Students’ Professional Development through the Lens of Internship Experiences. 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 19). https://doi.org/10.1145/3287324.3287408    Acceptance Rate: 32%
  • Touretzky, D. S., Gardner-McCune, C., Martin, F., & Seehorn, D. (2019). Blue Sky: Envisioning AI for K-12: What should every child know about AI? Proceedings of AAAI ’19, Jan 27 – February 1, Honolulu, HI. AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA

2018

  • Amanpreet Kapoor and Christina Gardner-McCune. 2018. Considerations for Switching: Exploring Factors behind CS Students’ Desire to Leave a CS Major. 23rd ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 18). https://doi.org/10.1145/3197091.3197113. Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Amanpreet Kapoor and Christina Gardner-McCune. 2018. Understanding Professional Identities and Goals of Computer Science Undergraduate Students. 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE18). https://doi.org/10.1145/3159450.3159474Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Aggarwal, A., Touretzsky, T., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2018). Demonstrating the Ability of Elementary School Students to Reason about Programs Proceedings of SIGCSE ’18, Baltimore, MD. Association for Computing Machinery. Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Crawford, C., Gardner-McCune, C., and Gilbert, J., (2018). Brain-Computer Interface for All. Proceedings of SIGCSE ’18, Baltimore, MD. Association for Computing Machinery. Acceptance Rate: 35%

2017

  • Rivera, R., Gardner-McCune, C., & McCune II, D. B. (2017). Engagement in Practice: University & K-12 Partnership with Robotics Outreach. In 2017 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition. Columbus, OH.
  • Gardner-McCune, C., Luo, W. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (April, 2017). Examining STEM changes in a middle school robotics learning environment: Attitudes before and after the experience. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Touretzky, D. S., Gardner-McCune, C., and Aggarwal, A. (2017) Semantic reasoning in young programmers. Proceedings of SIGCSE ’17, Seattle, WA. Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Aggarwal, A., Gardner-McCune, C., and Touretzky, D. S. (2017) Evaluating the effect of using physical manipulatives to foster computational thinking in elementary school. Proceedings of SIGCSE ’17, Seattle, WA. Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Thomas, S., Jones, J. N., Gardner-McCune, C., & Gilbert, J. E (2017). Empowering Middle School Students to be Technical Designers Through an Intergenerational Partnership. In American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 2 Conference Proceedings, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2-5, 2017.

2016

  • Touretzky, D. S., and Gardner-McCune, C., and Aggarwal, A. (2016) Teaching ‘lawfulness’ with Kodu. Proceedings of SIGCSE ’16, Memphis, TN. Association for Computing Machinery.

2015

  • Herro, D., Boyer D.M., and McCune-Gardner, C. (2015). Adolescents and app development in middle school classrooms. Proceedings published in the 10th Annual Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.

  • Thomas, S., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2015). Social Media as a Springboard to Teach Minority Students How to Code. Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning 2015. Kona, HI: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

2014

  • Herro, D., McCune-Gardner, C., & Boyer, M. (June, 2014). Tinkering and computational thinking: Adolescents and app development in middle school classrooms. Paper presented at Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference 2014. Madison, WI.
  • Mack, N., Hall, P., Gardner-McCune, C., Hodges, L., & Gilbert, J. (2014). Designing with Students: A Participatory Approach to Creating Know Your History: An Interactive History Textbook. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (Vol. 2014, No. 1, pp. 1232-1242).

2013

  • Gardner-McCune, C., McCune, D., Stallworth, C., & Edwards, C. (2013). “I-3 Experience: Expanding Research and Design Opportunities for Under-represented High School Students.” American Society of Engineering Education: Computers in Education Division.

  • Daily, S., Gardner-McCune, C., Eugene., W., Remy, S., McMullen, K., & Hall, P. (2013)“Alternate Pathways to Careers in Computing: Recruiting and Retaining Women Students.” American Society of Engineering Education: Computing & Information Technology Division.

  • Arpaci-Dusseau, A., Astrachan, O., Barnett, D., Bauer, M., Carrell, M., Dovi, R., Franke, B., Gardner, C., Gray, J., Griffin, J., Kick, R., Kuemmel, A., Morelli, R., Muralidhar, D., Osborne, R. B., Uche, C. (2013). “Computer Science Principles: Analysis of a Proposed Advanced Placement Course.” Proceedings of the SIGCSE’13, pp. 251-256, March 6–9, 2013, Denver, Colorado, USA

Before 2012

  • Clegg, T, L., Gardner, C.M. & Kolodner, J. L. “Technology for Supporting Learners in Out-of-School Learning Environments,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL’11), Hong Kong, China (July 2011)

  • Gardner, C.M. & Kolodner, J. L. “Turning on Minds with Computers in the Kitchen: Supporting Group Reflection in the Midst of Engaging Hands-on Activities,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL’07). New Brunswick, NJ. (July 2007)

  • Gardner, C. M., Clegg, T. L., Williams, O. L., & Kolodner, J. L. “Messy Learning Environments: Busy Hands and Less Engaged Minds,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Bloomington, IN (June 2006).

  • Clegg, T., Gardner, C., Williams, O., & Kolodner, J. (2006). “Promoting Learning in Informal Learning Environments,” Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Bloomington, IN (June 2006).

White Papers

  • Gardner-McCune, C. (2014) A Case for Learning Research in Computer Science Education. Future of Computer Science Summit I. Orlando, Fl. (35% Acceptance rate).