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Visual Programming Languages (Scratch) Research. Case Study in 5 schools in Spain

Benefits of Scratch integration into K-12 education. Case study in 5 schools
Several authors and studies highlight the benefits of integration of Computer Science into K-12 education. Applications such as “scratch” have demonstrated to be effective in educational environments. The aim of this study is to assess the use of Visual Programming Language with “Scratch” in classroom practice analyzing the outcomes and attitudes of 107 primary school students from 5th and 6th grade in 5 different schools in Spain. Intervention takes place in two academic years analyzing practice of integrating coding and visual blocks programming in sciences and arts [...]