In each free 1-hour workshop, Kristen Dotti from Catalyst Learning Curricula will show teachers easy ways to integrate graphing and data analysis skills into their lesson plans with the user-friendly features of DataClassroom. Whether you just want a solid graphing interface, or you are drawn to the hypothesis testing and descriptive statistics that are available with a few clicks, this program has a clean presentation that makes telling a story with numbers a breeze. There are pre-loaded data sets and postable activities with claim-based reflection questions to lead students through a thought-provoking experience, or students can load data they have collected to create a graph that expresses their results and supports their conclusions. In each session, Kristen will demonstrate using DataClassroom to optimize the materials in this program regardless of what you have prepared already for the coming weeks.
Although DataClassroom is a paid subscription service that is available for teachers and districts, the resource is so valuable as a teaching tool for data analysis, graphing, and statistics that I want to make teachers aware of the utility of this program. Their free version and the 90-day trial of the licensed version will allow you time to determine if this resource is a must-have for your classroom. As an AP and IB teacher, I find the manipulation of all aspects of a data set and the presentation of data in graphic form–particularly the choice of error bars and statistical tests–to be something my students need. I would love to see students using a program such as this at a younger age so they could be better prepared as they progress vertically through the high school curriculum.
To join us for a workshop, place an event ticket into your shopping cart and check out (at $0 charge). You will receive a workshop meeting link in a confirmation email sent to the address submitted (so be sure to use the email address you intend to use for the workshop). If you would like to register members of your department, you can place more than one ticket in your shopping cart as needed, but be sure to use the correct email for each participant so they receive a usable meeting link.