I will be presenting work from the SiMSAM and DataSketch projects at the Modeling and Model-Based Reasoning in STEM Conference August 26-27, 2016 at Purdue University. My talk abstract is below; for more information visit the conference website. Continue reading
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Data visualizations are transforming how information is communicated. Educators should understand and support how youth reason about these complex representational artifacts. We analyze an interview in which young learners interpreted an interactive visualization as describing both relative distribution and absolute trends Continue reading
We will be presenting an early version of DataSketch at the 2016 Conference for Pen and Touch Technologies in Education – March 31 in Providence, RI.
The DataSketch project explores how middle school students think and learn about data visualization. It involves two interrelated strands of work: (1) research on grade 5-8 students’ existing competencies and practices related to data visualization, and (2) the development and study of a tablet based toolkit for students to create digital ink programmable visualizations that respond to archival or live data stream input.