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Dig the Data

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Title:

Dig the Data

URL:

https://www.remc.org/21Things4Students/21/13-dig-the-data/

Content Source:

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REMC Association of Michigan
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

The word dig can be a metaphor for thinking through a problem or issue or figuring something out so that you can make a decision based on your findings. In this Thing, you will dig through the Quests to collect, organize and analyze data.

This activity contains ten Quests. You will learn to create spreadsheets and charts, use formulas, and make decisions based on data. Dig In!


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this activity you will:

  1. know how to analyze data and create different visual representations [Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator]

  2. understand how spreadsheets, charts, and visual representations can help organize, evaluate, and present data [Knowledge Constructor]

  3. know different ways of organizing and sharing abstract representations of data [Creative Communicator]

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
16) Gather and organize data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.

Examples: Sorting, totaling, averaging, charts, and graphs.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • gather data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.
  • organize data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods how to use various computing methods.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • gather data
  • organize data
  • computing methods
  • data visualization methods
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies to gather data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.
  • strategies to organize data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • gather and organize data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • a variety of computing and data visualization methods can be used to answer a question.
  • there are strategies for gathering and organizing data to answer a question using a variety of computing and data visualization methods.
  • different solutions call for certain types of computing and data visualization.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
19) Track data change from a variety of sources.

Example: Use editing or versioning tools to track changes to data.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • track received data changes in polls or other sources.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use time and date stamps to track changes in data gathered over a period of time.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • assess how data can change over time.
  • identify how data may look different when gathered from various sources.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • the source of data and time when data is gather has an effect on results.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 9-12
31) Create interactive data visualizations using software tools to help others understand real-world phenomena.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • collect data to depict real-world phenomena.
  • create displays to share collected data.
  • create interactive data visualizations using software tools to help others understand real-world phenomena.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • data can be communicated with visual representations.
  • tools exists to share data via interactive visualizations.
  • how to create interactive visualizations to represent real-world phenomena.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • gather data.
  • share data using an interactive visualization tool.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • visualizations of data can be much more powerful than a database full of numbers.
Tags: data, data display, visualization
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Author: Aimee Bates