90% of the worlds data has been created in the last 2 years, which means our lives and the lives of our students are filled with data. All students should leave school being able to make sense of data, be critical in what they see and be able to separate fact from fiction.
To help us do this youcubed have released 5 new units of work introducing data science to teachers and students. A new online course to support these is coming late July.
The 5 units are titled
- Data is everywhere
- Working with data analysis tools
- Measures of centre and spread
- Understanding variability
- A data collection project
Most of the lessons make use of CODAP a free data exploration tool that is being increasingly used in New Zealand classrooms.
Other resources linked from the data literacy page on youcubed include
- A reminder about the award winning weekly column “whats going on in this graph” from the New York times. The Learning Network are running a live webinar on June 12 6 am our time which will explore how we could teach from these graphics. Registration will give yo the option to watch the webinar on demand.
- A link to Freakanomics Radio, a data literacy podcast
- Instructions on how to run a Data Talk
- A new picture book and more