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• Data Analysis TasksLooking for patterns or trendsClassifying, sequencing, categorizingDoesn’t have to be complicated to be effective!Can be done with collected data or database dataIt’s all about thinking about, moving around, organizing and looking for patterns in data.
• For the first example, it contains different science project ideas for teachers to design kids science projects. For example, the project: Why do leaves change color in the fall? Students can use chromatography to separate the colors in a leaf, observe how light affects color development and so on..The video(0:00~3:15): Student exercise for Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Players
• Based on your students’ subject area, pick up some examples to talk.Examples of analyzing dataDistributing survey of height, weight, and gender (math/statistics)Plotting various combinations of the data for statistical analysis or “eyeball testing”Taking measurements of three different plants over the course of a month (science)Plotting the growth and comparingLooking up the parties of presidential election winners and recording them for each election year (social studies)Creating a timeline of the winners and major historical events and looking for patterns
• Letting students analyze their own data instead of “just telling them the rule/pattern” adds authenticityIt gives students a chance to look at unifying themes (Ex: Wordle) or visual representations of many details (InspireData)It also teaches problem solving - they won’t always have you to tell them the rule or pattern! If the student can figure out the
• Mashable: http://mashable.com/2007/05/15/16-awesome-data-visualization-tools/
• These tables are a good example of what the students will be looking at on their computers during a given lesson. The simplicity of the program aloows for creation of such tables in mere seconds given a sufficient list of data. Within a few clicks from our toolbar, students can easily relate different data sets to explore and discover new information. After gathering results, the student can easily manipulate each table using the Separate or Stack tools. Students can even place new data sets into the same table to seek different results and explore new relations. Or if the data sets given don&apos;t fit the criteria to answer a question given, students can use formula tables to creat new assets to dive deeper into the relations given. Tinkerplots is a simple yet creative program that engages students in efficient data organization, and could be a very useful technology in today&apos;s classroom. Teachers shoud take note of the simplistic nature of the program, and try to develope challenging questions along with the data and activity they give to the class. Make sure to challenge the student to use all his tools to critically analyze the material given. Problem solving skills can be highly developed with such an intuitive program as Tinkerplots.
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• MacBeth. Shakespeare./ Also talk about wordle is good for foreign language learning
• This Wordle was created from the NETS-T standard. The larger words are the words that are repeated most often.
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1. 1. DATA ANALYSIS TASKS EDUC W200 Week 9
2. 2. WHAT ARE DATA ANALYSIS TASKS? • It’s all about organizing and looking for patterns in data. o Provide students with raw materials • facts, numbers, words, etc o Asks them to draw conclusions on their own (based on the data) o Not limited to numbers – it’s about patterns of all types EDUC W200 Week 9
3. 3. EXAMPLES: • Kids Science Projects • Statistical Analysis to Rank Baseball Player (Grades 11-12, Math, Statistics) EDUC W200 Week 9
4. 4. MORE EXAMPLES OF ANALYZING DATA • • • • • • • Taking measurements of three different plants over the course of a month (science) Looking up the parties of presidential election winners and recording them for each election year (social studies) Looking at multiple poems and finding the common meters, themes, structures (ELA) Measuring angles and using these measurements to create “rules” for geometry (math) Using surveys to compare favorite style of music, favorite instrument, favorite concept studied in Music Appreciation class across grade levels (Fine Arts) Children use the balance scale to compare a variety of small objects and determine which item is heavier and record it on the sheet (early childhood) Investigating the number of football related deaths in high schools across the country for the past 30 years to detect trends (Health/Physical Education) EDUC W200 Week 9
5. 5. WHY BOTHER WITH DATA ANALYSIS TASKS? • Analyzing your real data makes learning more meaningful • Provides a visual way to view information (Ex: Wordle or InspireData) • It also teaches problem solving EDUC W200 Week 9
6. 6. TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS TASKS EDUC W200 Week 9
7. 7. TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYSIS • Numbers, Tables and Graphs o o o o InspireData Excel Google Spreadsheets Tinkerplots (4th – 8th grade) o Fathom EDUC W200 Week 9 • Visualizing verbal data o o o o Wordle Tagxedo Excel/Spreadsheets Visualization Tools (Mashable)
8. 8. TINKERPLOTS (VIDEO) EDUC W200 Week 9
9. 9. WORDLE EXAMPLES EDUC W200 Week 9
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12. 12. How can a tool like this be used in the classroom? EDUC W200 Week 9
13. 13. 5 minute presentation on using Wordle ULA DEMONSTRATION: WORDLE EDUC W200 Week 9
14. 14. Hand-On Activity HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: INSPIREDATA EDUC W200 Week 9
15. 15. INSTRUCTIONS • Watch the video on the next slide on your own • Follow the directions on the following slides to complete the Hands-On Activity EDUC W200 Week 9
16. 16. VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO INSPIRE DATA http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g1mKHldLUi0 EDUC W200 Week 9
17. 17. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: DATA ANALYSIS • Open InspireData, then click “open” • InspireData contains sample data sets o Choose one appropriate to your subject area (or close to it) or grade level o Play around with the data: • Create different graphs using InspireData • Take screenshots of only 3 graphs and save to to your desktop as Picture 1, Picture 2 and Picture 3 EDUC W200 Week 9
18. 18. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: DATA ANALYSIS • Post it to your Teacher Website  Tech Resources o Title: Link to the InspireData website o Screen shot: create a table (1 x 3) and insert your 3 graphs into each cell o Description: Describe how InspireData can be used in your subject area/grade level (using a teacher voice). o Educational Value: Discuss 3 E’s in terms of using InspireData. EDUC W200 Week 9
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