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Looking At How Technology Is Used With The Bodies Over There To Figure Out What Could Be Done With The Technology And Bodies Right Here, Victor R. Lee Jan 2015

Looking At How Technology Is Used With The Bodies Over There To Figure Out What Could Be Done With The Technology And Bodies Right Here, Victor R. Lee

Victor R Lee

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Grassroots Or Returning To One’S Roots? Unpacking The Inception Of A Youth-Focused Community Makerspace, Victor R. Lee, Whitney L. King, Ryan Cain Jan 2015

Grassroots Or Returning To One’S Roots? Unpacking The Inception Of A Youth-Focused Community Makerspace, Victor R. Lee, Whitney L. King, Ryan Cain

Victor R Lee

In this paper, we describe the individuals and factors contributing to the emergence of a community makerspace in a small city in the United States. As research into how makerspaces have come into existence is still in a nascent stage, this single case study is intended to describe and highlight some of the complexities involved in creating such a facility. Based on analysis of onsite observations, interviews of adults connected with the space, and electronic communications, we present a story of how two co-founders of a youth-focused makerspace went from having initial interest in extracurricular activities for their own children ...


Technology Meets Body, Body Meets Techology, Victor R. Lee Jan 2015

Technology Meets Body, Body Meets Techology, Victor R. Lee

Victor R Lee

This chapter is an introduction to the larger edited volume. The primary goal of this chapter is to overview the different ways in which the body is thought of as essential for learning, also known as the embodiment or embodied cognition perspective, and to situate that perspective against behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and sociocultural learning theories. A brief overview of the chapters in the volume is also provided.


Let’S Get Physical: K-12 Students Using Wearable Devices To Obtain And Learn About Data From Physical Activities, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake, Kylie Williamson Jan 2015

Let’S Get Physical: K-12 Students Using Wearable Devices To Obtain And Learn About Data From Physical Activities, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake, Kylie Williamson

Victor R Lee

Accessibility to wearable technology has exploded in the last decade. As such, this technology has potential to be used in classrooms in uniquely interactive and personally meaningful ways. Seeing this as a possible future for schools, we have been exploring approaches for designing activities to incorporate wearable physical activity data tracking technologies to help students learn how to interpret data. This article describes four instances of designed learning activities in which wearable physical activity data tracking devices in use with K-12 students. Of special note is how the devices could be used to help students learn both content related to ...


Opportunistic Uses Of The Traditional School Day Through Student Examination Of Fitbit Activity Tracker Data, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake, Ryan Cain Jan 2015

Opportunistic Uses Of The Traditional School Day Through Student Examination Of Fitbit Activity Tracker Data, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake, Ryan Cain

Victor R Lee

In large part due to the highly prescribed nature of the typical school day for children, efforts to design new interactions with technology have often focused on less-structured after-school clubs and other out-of-school environments. We argue that while the school day imposes serious restrictions, school routines can and should be opportunistically leveraged by designers and by youth. Specifically, wearable activity tracking devices open some new avenues for opportunistic collection of and reflection on data from the school day. To demonstrate this, we present two cases from an elementary statistics classroom unit we designed that intentionally integrated wearable activity trackers and ...


The Quantified Self (Qs) Movement And Some Emerging Opportunities For The Educational Technology Field, Victor R. Lee Jan 2013

The Quantified Self (Qs) Movement And Some Emerging Opportunities For The Educational Technology Field, Victor R. Lee

Victor R Lee

The “Quantified Self” is a growing global movement to use new mobile and wearable technologies to automatically obtain personal data about everyday activities. The social and material infrastructure associated with Quantified Self movement provides a number of ideas that educational technologists should consider incorporating and using. This article discusses some recent efforts to bring Quantified Self to the practices of educational technology and presents some issues to consider in the future.