Data in Space and Time

In collaboration with James Madison University and Northwestern University, we are investigating how learners make sense of spatiotemporal data and how technology-based affordances can support learners in understanding and analyzing spatiotemporal data.

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A search for data offers a new friendship and answers to 8th graders’ questions

Four students at desk exploring data in CODAP

Google “Japanese Internment data” and you’ll find thousands of links. There are sites dedicated to Japanese culture, ancestry, and history, plus government records, university departments, museums, and public television stations with scores of information. There are even sites devoted to finding other sites with links to data. I recently found myself, like Edgar Allan Poe, […]

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New framework integrates systems thinking, computational thinking, and modeling

Our Multilevel Computational Modeling collaborative project with Michigan State University has developed a novel theoretical framework based on a literature review of modeling, systems thinking (ST) and computational thinking (CT). The framework, which was also informed by years of work developing our SageModeler systems modeling software and researching student modeling, highlights how both ST and […]

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