The article reports on a formative study of the first version of The Categorizer, including an overview of student use data and an in-depth case study of one students' interactions with the tool. Based on those findings, we revised the tool to help support students' conversation around themes that arise from their collective work, and developed some ideas for activity structures that could also support those conversations. We're excited to try out these new revisions moving forward! Let us know if you'd like to get involved.
In addition to the official link to the Springer article, we've included a preprint PDF for download here. Since it's a preprint, Figure 6 is not quite right... so you can access a corrected Figure 6 here!
Wilkerson-Jerde, M. H. (2013). Construction, categorization, and consensus: student generated computational artifacts as a context for disciplinary reflection. Educational Technology Research & Development. doi: 10.1007/s11423-013-9327-0.