GenScope is a project under Paul Horwitz at the Concord Consortium. The home page is at

Download the software and a copy of the GenScope tour, both available at (or indirectly from the home page). Walk through the tour to get a feel for the software. Unfortunately, I do not have a sense of how long that should take, but I’m also hoping that you have time to walk through one of the activities outlined at These activities usually require you to download a separate data file; you’ll already find a few of these downloaded to the class machine. At a minimum, you should read through a few of the activities to get a sense for how the software is intended to be used in a classroom.