Simulation and Computing Tools

Our research builds on the work of Seymour Papert and other MIT researchers who pioneered visual programming languages and the theory of constructionism in education. We’ve developed tools and platforms for teaching complex systems and computational thinking, as well as providing an easier entry in computer science—all based on the power of learning from creating a program and seeing the result. Using our programming platforms, students can generate models of real-world systems, make games to better understand their environment, and create working apps for mobile devices.

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StarLogo Nova

StarLogo Nova is a programming environment that lets students and teachers create 3D games and simulations for understanding complex systems.

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Taleblazer

TaleBlazer is a blocks-based software environment for creating and playing location-based augmented reality (AR) games.

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Gameblox

Gameblox is a blocks-based programming tool designed specifically for making and playing games.

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StarLogo TNG

StarLogo TNG is a downloadable programming environment that lets students and teachers create 3D games and simulations for understanding complex systems.