Category Archives: simulation

Teacher Support Materials

Hi everybody, Recent research indicates that teachers value exemplary lesson plans additionally to modelling software materials such as SCYDynamics. For teachers interested in the use of SCYDynamics in the classroom context, take a look at this (Dutch) lesson plan, which … Continue reading

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Drawing-based learning in British journal of Educational Technology

Frank Leenaars, the creator of Gearsketch, did his Master of Science work also within the drawing domain. Actually the software he developed for his thesis is a predecessor of SimSketch. He studied whether making a drawing would be a suitable … Continue reading

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new SimSketch version

Hi everybody, some minutes ago, I uploaded a new version of SimSketch. What’s new? A reset button has been added in the simulation view, which makes your life easier when you want to re-run a model from start. A first … Continue reading

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SimSketch gets contagious

Hi everybody, a new version of SimSketch has just been uploaded. Besides a few small bug fixes, this version comes with a new behavior called ‘infection’. This behavior simulation the spreading of a disease, going through the stages ‘healthy’, ‘ill’ … 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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Try GearSketch for yourself!

Hey everyone, You can now try GearSketch for yourself: click here to start. The software is aimed at fifth grade students and works best with a tablet or touchscreen and a resolution of at least 1280×800. Just click ‘Instruction 1′ … Continue reading

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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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Our research in 8 tweets

This is a translation into English of the previous post. Recently I used twitter (@woutervj) to publish a short description of our research into model drawing. My goal was to capture the essence of our work into as little tweets … Continue reading

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SimSketch: our first modelling game!

A new version of SimSketch has been uploaded, and as usual it can be started via Java webstart here. In this version, we are publishing a first version of SimSketch-game. You can find and start it in the “examples”-menu. In … Continue reading

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