During the “Identifying Different Types & Sources of Data” workshop in the Data Literacy Series, we explore the many different types of data that are used in natural and social sciences and discuss how we determine which are the best data to use for our content area or questions at hand. We will then dive deeper into where you can find those data as well, tips and tricks for accessing and using online data, and working on downloading and preparing a dataset relevant to your teaching.
Looking for an interactive way to engage your students with data?
Ever wondered how we learn about the ocean when people can’t get there?
Would your students think it is cool that elephant seals are acting as research assistants for scientists?
Enjoy the depths of the ocean through data…
Dataspire facilitated a Introduction to Data Literacy webinar for the Educator Collaborative Project through Science Friday on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. We discussed the cognitive steps that we go through when looking at and understanding a data visualization, and how we can use that information to inform our teaching with data.
Check out the slidedeck here!
Interested in learning more about these concepts and others? Consider participating in our upcoming “Reading the Data” workshop series (summer 2017).
Data science is showing up more and more. It has event been titled the “sexiest job in of the 21st century“!
But like many things that get popular quickly, the supply of data scientists has not kept pace with the demand. There are numerous articles about the supply and demand conundrum in the workforce, see here and here and here.
So how can we prepare more data scientists to go into the workforce? What do they need to know? Where do they gain these skills?
These and other questions are leading to the birth of the Data Science Education field. A field that is also rapidly growing with practitioners and researchers from a wide range of fields like computational thinking, statistics, science and math domains, K-gray education, and many others.
Some of us have gathered at the Data Science Education Technology Conference, sponsored by The Concord Consortium. For 2.5 days we are diving into where we are at with Data Science Education and how can we advance and grow the field in the future. Follow us on Twitter at @CODAPDataSci.