News & Announcements

Energy in the Human Body is freely available

Energy in the Human Body, A Middle School Life Science Curriculum
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New Journal Articles

In 2015, CLSG authors published in the International Journal of Science Education and Computers & Education.

New Publisher for TinkerPlots

We are happy to announce that TinkerPlots has a new home and publisher, Learn Troop.

Announcing TinkerPlots Version 2.2

June 30, 2014

Today we are releasing Version 2.2 of TinkerPlots.  This is a special, free version, which will expire in a year   — August 31, 2015.

Kreetong Presents Data Games at UMass

Kreetong presented "Play and Learn with Data Games" at the 2014 Symposium for Research and Innovation in Education held at the UMass Hotel and Conference Center on April 18, 2014.

An Open Letter to the TinkerPlots Community

March 21, 2014

As you may have discovered by now, you can no longer purchase TinkerPlots. Many of you who have been using TinkerPlots in courses and workshops have found your way to us asking if and when it will be available for purchase again. We expect soon, by this June. But to allow you to make informed decisions about future instructional uses of TinkerPlots, we need to provide a little background.

TinkerPlots Dropped by McGraw Hill Education

As of December 31, 2013, McGraw Hill Education (MHE) stopped publishing TinkerPlots (and Fathom). While you cannot currently purchase it, you can still get access to TinkerPlots resources on MHE's website.

Kreetong Presents at ICOTS 9

Kosoom Kreetong will be presenting research on students' statistical reasoning at the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS 9) , which will take place on July 13-18, 2014 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

NCTM Research Conference 2014

We will be presenting results from our research on data organization in the symposium "Connecting data and chance through modeling" at the NCTM Research Conference in New Orleans, April 7-9.

Konold Participates in Stat-Ed Research Workshop at Kibbutz Dalia, Israel

Cliff Konold presented research related to TinkerPlots and the Data Games Project at a small workshop held on February 12-14, 2014 at Kibbutz Dalia, Israel.

Ship Odyssey at ARHS

The Data Games project team headed to Amherst Regional High School on December 5, 2013 and January 14, 2013 to observe the Ship Odyssey game being implemented in Stats1 and Stats 2 classes.

Konold Presented Data Games at SRI International

Cliff Konold presented results of the Data Games project at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA on November 13, 2013.

New Versions of Games

New versions of the games Chainsaw and Ship Odyssey (v.2013.10.28) are now available at

Ship Odyssey at Greylock Elementary

The Data Games project team headed to Greylock Elementary school, North Adams on October 22-23, 2013 to observe seventh graders playing our game Ship Odyssey.

Data Games Follow-up Meeting 2013

The Data Games follow-up meeting was held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Middlesex House, Room 224 from 9am to 3pm.

New Versions of Games

New versions of the games "Chainsaw" and "Ship Odyssey" are now available at


Cliff Konold presented research at the Eight International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (SRTL-8), which was held August 18-24, 2013 at Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center, Two Harbors, MN.

Data Games in Phoenix

Cliff Konold presented Data Games in teacher workshop in Phoenix on June 5-6, 2013.