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Data visualizations are transforming how information is communicated. Educators should understand and support how youth reason about these complex representational artifacts. We analyze an interview in which young learners interpreted an interactive visualization as describing both relative distribution and absolute trends Continue reading
The DataSketch project explores how middle school students think and learn about data visualization. It involves two interrelated strands of work: (1) research on grade 5-8 students’ existing competencies and practices related to data visualization, and (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.
With Eric Simoneau at the Boston Public Schools, the CodeR4STATS project will develop and study teaching resources for high-school Advanced Placement Statistics teachers to use an open source statistics programming language called “R” in their classrooms. Learn more or try it yourself at the Stats4STEM website.
Data Science Games is a collaboration with Concord Consortium, eeps media and the University of California at Berkeley to explore data science education at the high school level. Continue reading