Practice Spaces

A game for teachers to practice empathizing with young people and authentically connecting their strengths and interests to computer science.


Originally developed in partnership with for use in quarterly teacher workshops, the game is openly licensed and anyone is welcome to use it! It includes discussion points for small groups, and links to online discussion forums at the end as well.

Swipe Right for CS is also a research study aimed at detecting bias, where different workshops see the same student profiles but with students of different racial, gender and ethnic identities.

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  • Joshua Littenberg-Tobias
    Joshua Littenberg-Tobias Research Scientist

    Joshua Littenberg-Tobias is a research scientist in the Teaching Systems Lab focusing on digital student learning, teacher professional learning, and massive open online courses. He has extensive applied experience working with large-scale data sets and has served as a methodological consultant on a number of large federal research and evaluation grants with agencies such as the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD). His research has been published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, American Journal of Community Psychology, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education and he has presented at regional and national education conferences. He holds a PhD in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Brown University.

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