How Do You Talk About Data - Join us this Wednesday 4/25 to hear from Kevin Barry from Maryland

If the Zombie Apocalypse happened tomorrow, could your students use data to survive?  Or do they think that data is just filling out spreadsheets and looking at numbers?

When you teach about data it should be about telling stories and solving problems. Too often students just think of it as math and spreadsheets. Find out how your teaching about data can energize your students to solve problems in your community, manage a baseball team, or even survive the apocalypse. Using resources and themes from social studies, sciences, art, athletics, and other academic areas we will discuss how you can teach your students to become storytellers with data.

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Submitted by Nicole Reitz-Larsen on Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:22

Here are the recording notes document:

April 25, 2018 Storytelling with Data

Our panelist Kevin Barry - kbarry18@gmail.com (HS Teacher - AP Human Geography, Exploring Computer Science and Media Productions) shared some great assignments he uses in regards to looking at data to tell a story.  He gave links to assignments he uses to engage students in looking at various data sets, as well as, tools to use when looking at data and best of all a variety of data sets.


It was fun to hear how you can use pictures, numbers, social media and other sources to find trends, patterns, cause and effect, etc. as data to predict what might be going on then use those predictions to make a case or tell a story.


He also shared how he assesses student learning on such assignments based on how students processed the information, other times did they complete the task at hand.  There are a number of ways to show growth and understanding.


Recording Link- https://t.co/Gu8NEq5SLI