A new article based on a study of The Categorizer will appear in Educational Technology Research & Development:
Wilkerson-Jerde, M. (2013/2014). Construction, Categorization, and Consensus: Student Generated Computational Artifacts as a Context for Disciplinary Reflection. Online First in Educational Technology Research & Development. doi: 10.1007/s11423-013-9327-0.
The article reports on a formative study of the first version of The Categorizer, including an overview of student use data and an in-depth case study of one students’ interactions with the tool. Based on those findings, the tool was revised to help support student’s conversation of the themes that arise from their collective work. Findings also suggested some new activity structures that could also better support those conversations. I’m excited to try out these new revisions moving forward! Let me know if you’d like to get involved.