For K12, in particular, these new visualization tools are a boon for understanding complex phenomena.
Here's an example of modeling a large, real world problem using a simple set up that can fit on a table. Erosion can occur in the subsurface as… learn more
The Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool allows students to model and analyze the motion of objects in videos. By overlaying simple dynamical models directly onto videos, students… learn more
Simulations have the potential to engage students in "deep learning" that empowers understanding as opposed to "surface learning" that requires only memorization. Simulations can be paused, giving time… learn more
The MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade focus on creating playful, powerful learning experiences using the affordances of new educational technologies. We leverage design-based research… learn more
Originally, most on-line simulations were written using Java. Java is the programming language with the coffee cup logo. And Java programs were called applets. Unfortunately, serious security issues… learn more