The Data Games project team headed to Four Rivers Charter school in Greenfield, MA on December 17-20, 2012 to observe 8th grade classrooms implementing games and activities we're in the process of designed.
TinkerPlots is "particularly well suited to inquiry learning" and "the flexibility and ease of use of the program lend themselves to students exploring and developing questions of their own about data sets." For more on one person's perspective of the power of TinkerPlots 2.1 in supporting student learning, see the review at learn2inquire.com or download the attached PDF below.
The Data Games project team headed to a 10th grade classroom at Amherst Regional High School on April 9-10, 2012 to work with Bill Blatner and his students. This was the first classroom testing of our game, Ship Odyssey.
Four members of CLSG presented a related paper set at the Annual International Meeting of NARST in Orlando Florida. The title of the set was Discussion-Based Teaching Strategies to Support Mental Modeling: Animated Images, Static Images, and Mental Imaging. Presenters were Grant Williams, Norm Price, Abi Leibovich, and Lynn Stephens and Phil Scott was discussant.