A Study of Digital Science Fiction Prototyping in an Elementary School Setting

  • Carrie Lane
  • Juliette Solis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 532)


This paper will focus on a new approach to teaching that integrates digital literacy and science fiction into elementary school settings. The approach combines elements of constructivist teaching methods, Science Fiction Prototyping (SFP), the exquisite corpse model and social media to engage young learners. This paper includes background information gathered from previous literature on the effects of constructivist approaches and new technological advances within classroom environments and then analyzes the effects of a new platform called that hopes to combine these approaches to benefit elementary students and educators.


Science fiction prototyping Exquisite corpse model Social media Collaborative learning 



The researchers of this paper would like to thank Victor Callaghan for his guidance and support throughout the creation of and this paper and CSF for their innovative and creative approaches to teaching content. They would also like to thank Dr. Minjuan Wang for her support and guidance throughout this research project and the original concept development process. Many thanks are given to Peter von dem Hagen for his help developing the initial concept, design document and prototype and to Angeles Gomez for her help creating the initial documents. Lastly, the researchers would like to thank all the students, teachers, and administrators who participated in the testing of the prototype of


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carrie Lane
    • 1
  • Juliette Solis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Journalism and Media Studies, San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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