All posts in category SiMSAM

SiMSAM & DataViz at AERA 2015

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., Andrews, C., & Shaban, Y. (Accepted). Teacher attention and pedagogical goals in a computational modeling-focused professional development workshop. To be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-20. Abstract. Science education is often criticized for avoiding the ‘messy’ nature of modeling […]

New SiMSAM Paper, J Sci Ed & Tech

Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H., Gravel, B. E., & Macrander, C. A. (2014). Exploring shifts in middle school learners’ modeling activity while generating drawings, animations, and simulations of molecular diffusion. Online First in Journal of Science Education and Technology. doi: 10.1007/s10956-014-9497-5 [Pre-Print Manuscript][SpringerLink] Abstract. Modeling and using technology are two practices of particular interest to K-12 science […]

SiMSAM at AERA 2014

The SiMSAM team will be presenting results from our first pilot studies conducted as part of the project at AERA 2014! We are looking forward to sharing our progress with the community and getting feedback. We will be in the Division C – Learning and Instruction / Section 1d: Science session Modeling for Understanding and […]

SiMSAM at CSCL 2013

The SiMSAM team will be presenting a poster on our ongoing work at CSCL 2013: Wilkerson-Jerde, M., Gravel, B. & Macrander, C. (2013). SiMSAM: An Integrated Toolkit to Bridge Student, Scientific, and Mathematical Ideas Using Computational Media.

Jean Piaget Society 2013

Christopher Macrander will be presenting a paper based on data from the SiMSAM project at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society in Chicago, IL this June: Macrander, C., Wilkerson-Jerde, M. & Gravel, B. (2013). Nested Framings and the Pursuit of Scientific Inquiry. To be Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget […]

Tufts Computer Science Colloquium, Sept 27 2012

Designing Computational Environments for Mathematical and Scientific Expression September 27, 2012 2:50 pm – 4:00 pm Halligan 111 More information here: