(Active 2014-2020) The DataSketch project explored how middle school students think and learn about data visualization. It involved two interrelated strands of work:

(1) research on grade 5-8 students’ existing competencies and practices related to data visualization;

(2) the development and study of a tablet based toolkit for students to create digital ink programmable visualizations that respond to archival or live data stream input.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (IIS-1350282). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.