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Mark Liddell (@markliddell) Blprnt (blprnt) Sarah Williams (@datasew) Kristin Fontichiaro (@activelearning) Jer Thorp: Make data more human. Designers Make Data Much Easier to Digest. Edwebet 88 - Transforming learning with digital collections - Presentaciones de Google. Visualizing the world's Twitter data - Jer Thorp.

Jer Thorp: Make data more human. David McCandless. Snake Oil Supplements — Information is Beautiful. Regularly updated with revitalising boosts of fresh data. New entries include melatonin, proving travellers were right about its effect on sleep; and good evidence for Vitamin D for flu, bones and long life. Evidence for valerian as a cure for anxiety has dropped, as has any likelihood that cranberry juice has impact on urinary infections. Thanks to visitor suggestions we’ve added entries for supplements that may in some cases be harmful, including Vitamin A, which has been linked to birth defects.

Note: You might see multiple bubbles for certain supplements. This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. As ever, we welcome your thoughts, crits, comments, corrections, compliments, tweaks, new evidence, missing supps, and general feedback. World. Front Porch Math learn who we are and our mission. Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life. Active Learning | Kristin Fontichiaro's Blog About Learning, Teaching, Making Things, and Libraries. Building professional capacityTeacher-librarians are well positioned to impart data literacy to teens, but who’s giving instructors the resources and support that they need to do so? Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Jo Angela Oehrli, learning librarian at University of Michigan Library, were up for the task.

As principal investigators of the two-year IMLS-funded project “Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction,” they set out to design materials for high school librarians looking to foster data and statistical literacy skills in their students. “We were seeing on our own campus that data was becoming a powerful mode of expression and wasn’t working in ways that information literacy always works,” says Fontichiaro.

Library2017 fakenews. Untitled. Data seems to come up in all sorts of conversations these days, and they reach way beyond math class. For example, civic data—which includes information about our city and citizens—is a great way to engage with your community on a deeper level, and can be a powerful tool for change! Since civic data is about the people and places you see every day, it can be tough to notice. Based out of CLP-Main, the Civic Information Services team is helping to uncover and share the ways data fits into life at the Library and throughout Pittsburgh, and we have a lot of fun stuff in store. The STEM Committee has been busy sowing the seeds for their Super Science Kits, and we just couldn’t wait to join them. Have you ever kept a nature journal? Pittsburghers are really lucky when it comes to data, because the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center gives us access to a bunch of cool civic information, from playgrounds to bus stops.

*This post was a collaborative effort by Eleanor and Tess: Learn More. C21 Teaching - Home. Mark Liddell – Century 21 Teaching. How statistics can be misleading - Mark Liddell. Statistics can be used in a powerful and useful ways. In what ways could this world data be analyzed in order to help society? Take a look at this site! Any ideas about this information could be used to improve the lives of people? Are there ways that we can analyze statistics visually? This site provides some helpful tools for analysis. Take a few moments and look through the site for some ideas about visual representations of data. What does Hans Rosling do to visually represent data that allows connections to be seen so readily?

There are many different ways that statistics can be analyzed. 100 People: A World Portrait. Blackboard Collaborate. Data Literacy is Essential to Modern Society. Why Kids Need Data Literacy, and How You Can Teach It. Welcome to City Digits. The beauty of data visualization - David McCandless. To create his infographic about nutritional supplements, it took McCandless a month to review about 1,000 medical studies and design the visual. Is that level of effort surprising, and do you think it’s worth it? Try out the interactive version that’s available on McCandless’s website. What engaged or surprised you? What, if anything, would you change to improve the user experience? Write a brief review and post it to the site. Infographics. Creating Data Literate Students.

“[A] great resource!” – 2017 conference attendee How to access: Your high school students are swimming in data. From BuzzFeed quizzes to charts and tables in textbooks, from statistics flouted by politicians to figuring out what student loans really mean, data plays a big role in how they navigate the world. Data — both raw and displayed in visualizations — can clarify or confuse, confirm or deny, persuade or deter. Students often learn that numbers are objective, though data in the real world is rarely so. In fact, visualized data — even from authoritative sources — can sometimes be anything but objective. There is growing recognition among librarians that students are either making poor decisions about the quality of statistics, data, and related visualizations or that they lack the ability to comprehend these resources altogether.

Statistics and data comprehension data as argument data visualization Table of Contents Cover IntroductionKristin Fontichiaro, Jo Angela Oehrli, Amy Lennex. How to spot a misleading graph - Lea Gaslowitz. Campaign 2018: Improving Cyber Literacy in Political Campaigns. Former Democratic National Committee interim chair and adjunct professor at Georgetown University A new paper by Donna Brazile, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2017) and former Democratic National Committee interim chair, examines whether political campaigns are up to the task of handling the threat of cyber attacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Brazile provides an overview of hacking that took place during the 2016 election, and what elected officials have done since then to address the issue. She also analyzes a Shorenstein Center survey of Republican and Democratic campaign operatives at the state and congressional levels, and finds that the respondents were not well prepared for cyber attacks. Less than half of those surveyed said they had taken steps to make their data secure and most were unsure if they wanted to spend any money on this protection. —Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, February 13, 2018.

Introduction The 2016 presidential election was unlike any other. Informacy and Metaliteracy: What Literacy looks like in the Age of Google. DQC Data Literacy Brief. Defining Data Literacy for K-12 Educators. These days, classroom teachers are asked to do more than ever before: teaching, observing, measuring, intervening, tailoring, personalizing, assessing and being assessed. But do teachers have the information and support they need to succeed at this enormous challenge? All signs point to no. So, we think the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) is exactly right.

It is about time for data literacy. In a new report, DQC is asking all of us to better develop and support measurable data literacy skills for educators and policymakers. The report calls for safe access to and smart utilization of data to support student learning and educator practice. DQC’s report also distinguishes between two terms being used more and more frequently—data literacy and assessment literacy.

Here’s what DQC and its partners are calling for several shifts to make data literacy an integrated aspect of school life for teachers and administrators. Why? Now, we want to hear your story. The 7 Best Data Visualization Tools In 2017. Become Data Literate in 3 Simple Steps. Become Data Literate in 3 Simple Steps Just as literacy refers to “the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically about printed material” data-literacy is the ability to consume for knowledge, produce coherently and think critically about data.

Data literacy includes statistical literacy but also understanding how to work with large data sets, how they were produced, how to connect various data sets and how to interpret them. Poynter’s News University offers classes of Math for journalists, in which reporters get help with concepts such as percentage changes and averages. Interestingly enough, these concepts are being taught simultaneously near Poynter’s offices, in Floridian schools, to fifth grade pupils (age 10-11), as the curriculum attests. That journalists need help in math topics normally covered before high school shows how far newsrooms are from being data literate. 1. The easiest way to show off with spectacular data is to fabricate it. 2. 3. Data Literacy -- What It Is And Why None of Us Have It. Data literacy in the real world. Webinar Discussions. Here, you’ll find links to the archived webinars referenced in Data Literacy in the Real World: Conversations and Case Studies. 1.

Thursday, July 14, 9:00am – 10:15am Eastern“But It’s a Number, So It Has To Be True!” : An Introduction to Data Literacy, Part I Presented by Lynette Hoelter, Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Data literacy is about asking questions as one encounters numerical information in popular and scientific media. Numbers can be as fallible as any other source of information. This first in a two-part presentation will provide a concrete definition of data literacy, provide examples of the kinds of questions to raise when confronted with data, and give sources of information and types of assignments especially well-suited to building data literacy skills. This first part of the presentation will address the following concepts: VariablesAveragesPercentages, percentiles, and percent change 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Virtual Conference. “Thank you for the excellent virtual conference as well as all the extraordinary work you are doing. I am looking forward to sharing your site with our faculty.” – 2018 participant Our three-year conference has come to a close. [click to download as PDF] Looking for sessions from the 2016 and 2017 conferences? You can find them here. Partners in the parent 4T Virtual Conference include: Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA), Oakland Schools, and Washtenaw ISD. Kristin Fontichiaro. Building professional capacityTeacher-librarians are well positioned to impart data literacy to teens, but who’s giving instructors the resources and support that they need to do so?

Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Jo Angela Oehrli, learning librarian at University of Michigan Library, were up for the task. As principal investigators of the two-year IMLS-funded project “Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction,” they set out to design materials for high school librarians looking to foster data and statistical literacy skills in their students. “We were seeing on our own campus that data was becoming a powerful mode of expression and wasn’t working in ways that information literacy always works,” says Fontichiaro.

Truth Decay.