Category Archives: astronomy

SimSketch goes Nemo

Currently, SimSketch is being applied in an activity at Nemo in Amsterdam as part of a master’s thesis from the University of Twente. In this thesis, we investigate the benefits of SimSketch for young learners when trying to learn about … Continue reading

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SimSketch updated

Hi everybody, SimSketch has just been updated: A few bugs have been fixed, the UI has been made easier for pen-based input and a new example has been added to the menu. Go trying!

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SimSketch 2.0 (not beta anymore!)

Hey everybody, I’m proud to announce that SimSketch 2.0 is not longer ‘beta’ anymore! The webstart link now starts the new version, along with a new example that presents a variant of the famous ‘Game of Life’: Specify conditions for … Continue reading

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Teaser: new SimSketch version coming soon!

The SimSketch modelling & drawing tool has undergone a major redesign of the user interface – we are trying to make it as intuitive and unobtrusive as possible! Mainly, the text boxes to specify an object’s behavior have been replaced … Continue reading

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SimSketch webstart online!

A few minutes ago, I put a first “webstartable” version of SimSketch online, which means playing around with it is just one click away! To get a first impression, start the tool by clicking here, choose one of the examples … Continue reading

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Draw your own planetarium

This is an early example of our drawing-modeling software. The idea is that kids can draw a planetarium the way they see it and specify how the planets and moons will move over time. They only have to use terms … Continue reading

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