Creating Data Literate Students

Creating Data Literate Students

We asked contributors to this volume -- experts in high school curriculum, information literacy and/or data literacy -- to explore the intersections between data and curriculum and identify high-impact strategies for demystifying data for ...

Author: Kristin Fontichiaro

Publisher: Michigan Publishing Services

ISBN: 1607854244

Category: Education

Page: 366

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Creating Data Literate Students provides high school librarians and educators with foundational domain knowledge to teach a new subset of information literacy skills -- data and statistical literacy, including: statistics and data comprehension; data as argument; and data visualization. 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. Librarians and classroom educators need to be as fluent with quantitative data as they are with text in order to support high schoolers as they engage with data in formal and informal settings. We asked contributors to this volume -- experts in high school curriculum, information literacy and/or data literacy -- to explore the intersections between data and curriculum and identify high-impact strategies for demystifying data for educators and students alike.
Categories: Education

Data Literacy

Data Literacy

The goal of this book is to help students develop key data literacy skills and ... For instance, Chapter 8 details best practices in creating number ...

Author: David Herzog

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483378657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 994

A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fake News in Context

Fake News in Context

Creating data literate students. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan. http:// datalit.sites. uofmhosting.net/books/book/#toc • Herzog, D. (2016). Data ...

Author: Lesley S. J. Farmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000281279

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 969

Fake News in Context defines fake news and sets it within a historical and international context. Helping readers to become more skilled at detecting misinformation, the book also demonstrates how such knowledge can be leveraged to facilitate more effective engagement in civic education. Distinguishing between fake news and other forms of misinformation, the book explains the complete communication cycle of fake news: how and why it is created, disseminated and accessed. The book then explains the physical and psychological reasons why people believe fake news. Providing generic methods for identifying fake news, Farmer also explains the use of fact- checking tools and automated algorithms. The book then details how various literacies, including news, media, visual, information, digital and data, offer unique concepts and skills that can help interpret fake news. Arguing that individuals and groups can respond and counter fake news, which leads to civic engagement and digital citizenship, the book concludes by providing strategies for instruction and tips for collaborating with librarians. Including a range of international examples, Fake News in Context will be of interest to teaching faculty, and students of library and information science, communication studies, media studies, politics and journalism. Librarians and information professionals will also find a valuable resource in this book.
Categories: Social Science

School Libraries in a Time of Change How to Survive and Thrive

School Libraries in a Time of Change  How to Survive and Thrive

... two free books titled, Data Literacy in the Real World: Case Studies and Conversation and Creating Data Literate Students, from the latter-named site.

Author: Kathleen W. Craver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440873096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 919

By becoming practical futurists, school librarians can help their libraries not only to survive sweeping changes in education but to thrive. This book shows how to spot technological trends and use them to your library's advantage. School librarians will recognize the need to become future forecasters in an age of rapid technological change School librarians will understand the serious employment challenges they face in a time of technological change and understand the steps they need to ensure the continuation and value of the profession School librarians will gain confidence that they can cope with predicted trends by following recommendations for instructional and organizational change
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Data Literacy for Educators

Data Literacy for Educators

We suspect that if data-driven decision making is included on tests for teachers and ... to Strengthen Data Use Our systemic view of creating data-literate ...

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774694

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 888

Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts. Book Features: Defines data literacy for teaching and outlines the knowledge and skills it comprises. Uses examples and case studies that tie theory to practice. Provides a roadmap for integrating data literacy into teacher preparation programs. Covers emerging trends, such as virtual and hybrid courses and massive open online courses. “This thoughtful, well-organized book raises the challenges that beginning and experienced teachers face in becoming more data literate to increase their pedagogical effectiveness in their classrooms.” —From the Foreword by Barbara Schneider “Deans of colleges of education, practicing teachers, education advocates, and many others will find useful information here.” —Benjamin Riley, Deans for Impact “This work should join the ‘common core’ of teacher education and professional development programs.” —Lee S. Shulman, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching “The authors lay out a compelling call to action to ensure that every teacher in this country has the skills, knowledge, and disposition in knowing how to use data to inform effective teaching.” —Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign
Categories: Education

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education

The COSEE NOW objective was, and continues to be, to foster critical thinking skills around oceanographic data thus creating ocean literate students capable ...

Author: Géraldine Fauville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319907789

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 376

This edited volume is the premier book dedicated exclusively to marine science education and improving ocean literacy, aiming to showcase exemplary practices in marine science education and educational research in this field on a global scale. It informs, inspires, and provides an intellectual forum for practitioners and researchers in this particular context. Subject areas include sections on marine science education in formal, informal and community settings. This book will be useful to marine science education practitioners (e.g. formal and informal educators) and researchers (both education and science).
Categories: Science

Data Visualization

Data Visualization

which many academic libraries are offering their faculty and student patrons access to ... Data literate people can detect trends in the data and create the ...

Author: Lauren Magnuson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 113

Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries is a practical guide to the skills and tools needed to create beautiful and meaningful visual stories through data visualization. Learn how to sift through complex datasets to better understand a variety of metrics, such as trends in user behavior and electronic resource usage, return on investment (ROI) and impact metrics, and data about library collections and repositories. Sections include: ·Identifying and interpreting datasets for visualization ·Tools and technologies for creating meaningful visualizations ·Case studies in data visualization and dashboards Data Visualization also features a 20-page color insert showcasing a wide variety of visualizations generated using an array of data visualization technologies and programming languages that can serve as inspiration for creating your own visualizations. Understanding and communicating trends from your organization’s data is essential. Whether you are looking to make more informed decisions by visualizing organizational data, or to tell the story of your library’s impact on your community, this book will give you the tools to make it happen.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Become Data Literate

How to Become Data Literate

You have 80 students altogether. The classification for “columns” creates two categories of gender. Since there are 80 students, half of the students are ...

Author: Susan Rovezzi Carroll

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475813333

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 652

Now more than ever, educators are being held accountable by taxpayers, students, parents, government officials and the business community for supportable documentation of educational results. Data management has become everyone’s job and everyone’s concern. But the egression of data has exposed a raw nerve. The lack of comfort that many educators have in working with data poses a great challenge as school districts make the transition from a data rich to an information rich environment. How to Become Data Literate is the solution. It is clear that educators need the ability to formulate and answer questions using data as part of evidence-based thinking, selecting and using appropriate data tools, interpreting information from data, evaluating evidence-based differences, using data to solve real problems and communicating solutions. This book is intended to be a user-friendly, educator’s primer. It will leave the reader with the confident attitude that “I can do this." In the long run, it is intended to underscore the magnificence of data. Decisions based on excellent data produce meaningful action strategies that benefit students, parents, staff, and the community at large.
Categories: Education

Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education

Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education

The Education Development Center's Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) promotes the data literacy of K-16 students by building a researchbased learning ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309677707

Category: Education

Page: 223

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Established in December 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education was charged with identifying the challenges of and highlighting best practices in postsecondary data science education. Convening quarterly for 3 years, representatives from academia, industry, and government gathered with other experts from across the nation to discuss various topics under this charge. The meetings centered on four central themes: foundations of data science; data science across the postsecondary curriculum; data science across society; and ethics and data science. This publication highlights the presentations and discussions of each meeting.
Categories: Education

Using Data to Improve Student Learning

Using Data to Improve Student Learning

Their validity as a practical blueprint for developing data literacy needs further exploration through empirical studies of the outcomes of training ...

Author: Graham S. Maxwell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030635398

Category: Education

Page: 405

View: 875

This book offers a coherent research-based overview and analysis of theories and practices in using data to improve student learning. It clarifies what 'use of data' means and differentiates the different levels of decision-making in education (relating to the system, district, school, classroom, or individual student). The relationship between data and decision-making is considered and various movements in the use of data to improve student learning are analysed, especially from the perspective of their assumptions and effects. This leads to a focus on effective educational decision-making as a social process requiring collaboration among all relevant participants. It also requires a clear understanding of educational aims, and these are seen to transcend what can be assessed by standardised tests. The consequences of this analysis for decision processes are explored and conclusions are drawn about what principles might best guide educational practice as well as what ambiguities remain. Throughout, the focus is on what existing research says about each of the issues explored.
Categories: Education

Failure to Connect

Failure to Connect

Haberman believes a primary task in visual literacy is to become “data literate”: Students must learn to “read” data, then create visual representations ...

Author: Jane M. Healy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684865201

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 983

In this comprehensive, practical, and unsettling look at computers in children's lives, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., questions whether computers are really helping or harming children's development. Once a bedazzled enthusiast of educational computing but now a troubled skeptic, Dr. Healy examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for kids at home and school, exploring its effects on children's health, creativity, brain development, and social and emotional growth. Today, the Federal Government allocates scarce educational funding to wire every classroom to the Internet, software companies churn out "educational" computer programs even for preschoolers, and school administrators cut funding and space for books, the arts, and physical education to make room for new computer hardware. It is past the time to address these issues. Many parents and even some educators have been sold on the idea that computer literacy is as important as reading and math. Those who haven't hopped on the techno bandwagon are left wondering whether they are shortchanging their children's education or their students' futures. Few people stop to consider that computers, used incorrectly, may do far more harm than good. New technologies can be valuable educational tools when used in age-appropriate ways by properly trained teachers. But too often schools budget insufficiently for teacher training and technical support. Likewise, studies suggest that few parents know how to properly assist children's computer learning; much computer time at home may be wasted time, drawing children away from other developmentally important activities such as reading, hobbies, or creative play. Moreover, Dr. Healy finds that much so-called learning software is more "edutainment" than educational, teaching students more about impulsively pointing and clicking for some trivial goal than about how to think, to communicate, to imagine, or to solve problems. Some software, used without careful supervision, may also have the potential to interrupt a child's internal motivation to learn. Failure to Connect is the first book to link children's technology use to important new findings about stages of child development and brain maturation, which are clearly explained throughout. It illustrates, through dozens of concrete examples and guidelines, how computers can be used successfully with children of different age groups as supplements to classroom curricula, as research tools, or in family projects. Dr. Healy issues strong warnings, however, against too early computer use, recommending little or no exposure before age seven, when the brain is primed to take on more abstract challenges. She also lists resources for reliable reviews of child-oriented software, suggests questions parents should ask when their children are using computers in school, and discusses when and how to manage computer use at home. Finally, she offers a thoughtful look at the question of which skills today's children will really need for success in a technological future -- and how they may best acquire them. Based on years of research into learning and hundreds of hours of interviews and observations with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students, Failure to Connect is a timely and eye-opening examination of the central questions we must confront as technology increasingly influences the way we educate our children.
Categories: Education

Be Data Literate

Be Data Literate

Data literacy is an enabling tool to make this happen. I think sometimes organizations are looking at tools or the mythical and elusive data driven culture ...

Author: Jordan Morrow

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9781789668025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In the fast moving world of the fourth industrial revolution not everyone needs to be a data scientist but everyone should be data literate, with the ability to read, analyze and communicate with data. It is not enough for a business to have the best data if those using it don't understand the right questions to ask or how to use the information generated to make decisions. Be Data Literate is the essential guide to developing the curiosity, creativity and critical thinking necessary to make anyone data literate, without retraining as a data scientist or statistician. With learnings to show development and real-world examples from industries implementing data literacy skills, this book explains how to confidently read and speak the 'language of data' in the modern business environment and everyday life. Be Data Literate is a practical guide to understanding the four levels of analytics, how to analyze data and the key steps to making smarter, data-informed decisions. Written by a founding pioneer and worldwide leading expert on data literacy, this book empowers professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the digital world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Teaching Strategies That Create Assessment Literate Learners

Teaching Strategies That Create Assessment Literate Learners

Consider students' strengths and learning needs and how best to help them grow toward proficiency and/or beyond. Strong data literacy is necessary for all ...

Author: Anita Stewart McCafferty

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506382111

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Your go-to guide for using classroom assessment as a teaching and learning tool! Using seven strategies of assessment for learning and five keys of quality assessment as a foundation, this book presents a model that focuses on assessment to help students understand their progress on their learning journey and the next steps needed to get there. Full of high-impact classroom practices, this book also offers: · Clear and relevant examples of assessment for learning strategies in specific subject matter contexts · Visual learning progressions for use in a self-assessment checklist and professional development · Additional material and examples on an author-created website
Categories: Education

Teachers Discovering Computers Integrating Technology in a Changing World

Teachers Discovering Computers  Integrating Technology in a Changing World

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, ... and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. d. use ...

Author: Glenda A. Gunter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305445246

Category: Education

Page: 490

View: 538

TEACHERS DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, EIGHTH EDITION introduces future educators to technology and digital media in order to help them successfully teach the current generation of digital students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

Data literacy is the ability to “read, understand, create and communicate data as information.1” It's quickly becoming a fundamental requirement for ...

Author: Ben Jones

Publisher: Data Literacy Press

ISBN: 9781733263405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

View: 557

Organizations are waking up to the reality that in order to become more data-driven, they need to attract and develop highly data literate team members. But what does it mean to be highly data literate? Find out the types of knowledge and skills that these sought-after contributors possess, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that they demonstrate on a regular basis. This booklet includes a checklist for taking stock of your own strengths and opportunities for development, and exclusive quotes from thought-leaders and top authors in the data world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Smarter Data Science

Smarter Data Science

“Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research ... Skills for developing literacy in data, statistics, and information can ...

Author: Neal Fishman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119693420

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 733

Organizations can make data science a repeatable, predictable tool, which business professionals use to get more value from their data Enterprise data and AI projects are often scattershot, underbaked, siloed, and not adaptable to predictable business changes. As a result, the vast majority fail. These expensive quagmires can be avoided, and this book explains precisely how. Data science is emerging as a hands-on tool for not just data scientists, but business professionals as well. Managers, directors, IT leaders, and analysts must expand their use of data science capabilities for the organization to stay competitive. Smarter Data Science helps them achieve their enterprise-grade data projects and AI goals. It serves as a guide to building a robust and comprehensive information architecture program that enables sustainable and scalable AI deployments. When an organization manages its data effectively, its data science program becomes a fully scalable function that’s both prescriptive and repeatable. With an understanding of data science principles, practitioners are also empowered to lead their organizations in establishing and deploying viable AI. They employ the tools of machine learning, deep learning, and AI to extract greater value from data for the benefit of the enterprise. By following a ladder framework that promotes prescriptive capabilities, organizations can make data science accessible to a range of team members, democratizing data science throughout the organization. Companies that collect, organize, and analyze data can move forward to additional data science achievements: Improving time-to-value with infused AI models for common use cases Optimizing knowledge work and business processes Utilizing AI-based business intelligence and data visualization Establishing a data topology to support general or highly specialized needs Successfully completing AI projects in a predictable manner Coordinating the use of AI from any compute node. From inner edges to outer edges: cloud, fog, and mist computing When they climb the ladder presented in this book, businesspeople and data scientists alike will be able to improve and foster repeatable capabilities. They will have the knowledge to maximize their AI and data assets for the benefit of their organizations.
Categories: Computers

Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2

Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2

The capacity building for assessment literacy is dependent not just on teachers ... Any data literacy initiative can only be successful in improving student ...

Author: Peta J. White

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527574298

Category: Reference

Page: 355

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The COVID-19 pandemic has likely changed the mathematics, health and environmental education research landscape in profound and long-lasting ways. As such, more than ever, there is a need to creatively and critically think about how we design research and for what purposes. This necessitates a considered and robust discussion about educational research theory, method, and methodology to ensure that our research continues to impact practice in valuable ways. This book maps out some of these key challenges and opportunities as we collectively enter a post-COVID-19 world in which method and methodology need to be appreciated as much as research findings. Topics explored here range from big-picture issues in STEM Education research, through perspectives on design-based research, to questions of analysis, complexity, the Delphi method, and ethical dilemmas.
Categories: Reference

Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education

Multimedia tools that allow students to create and edit presentations are hallmarks of higher education. Data Chat Project Data literacy is a required skill ...

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799814627

Category: Education

Page: 442

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With widespread testing and standards-driven curriculum and accountability pressure in public schools, teachers are expected to be highly skilled practitioners. There is a pressing need for college faculty to prepare current and future teachers for the demands of modern classrooms and to address the academic readiness skills of their students to succeed in their programs. The Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education is an essential academic publication that provides comprehensive research on the influence of standards-driven education on educators and educator preparation as well as the applications of technology for the preparation of teachers. Featuring a wide range of topics such as academic success, professional development, and teacher education, this book is essential for academicians, educators, administrators, educational software developers, IT consultants, researchers, professionals, students, and curriculum designers.
Categories: Education

Data Driven Business Transformation

Data Driven Business Transformation

At the data professional end of the spectrum data literacy is more about data ... and data lineages; the ability and skills to create data visualisations, ...

Author: Peter Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119543152

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 741

OPTIMIZE YOUR BUSINESS DATA FOR FIRST-CLASS RESULTS Data Driven Business Transformation illustrates how to find the secrets to fast adaptation and disruptive origination hidden in your data and how to use them to capture market share. Digitalisation – or the Digital Revolution – was the first step in an evolving process of analysis and improvement in the operations and administration of commerce. The popular author team of Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, two global leaders in data transformation and education, pick up the conversation here at the next evolutionary step where data from these digital systems generates value, and really use data science to produce tangible results. Optimise the performance of your company through data-driven processes by: Following step-by-step guidance for transitioning your company in the real world to run on a data-enabled business model Mastering a versatile set of data principles powerful enough to produce transformative results at any stage of a business’s development Winning over the hearts of your employees and influencing a cultural shift to a data-enabled business Reading first-hand stories from today’s thought leaders who are shaping data transformation at their companies Enable your company’s data to lift profits with Data Driven Business Transformation.
Categories: Mathematics

Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education

Designing Effective Library Learning Spaces in Higher Education

either become digitally literate or enhance their DL, and address the new ... ecosystem creates expectations of data literacy with DL that librarians, ...

Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839097829

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Traditional roles of higher education are giving way to academic partnership, research and open resources. Libraries play a key role to serve as a gateway to information and to promote intellectual discovery among students. This book explores the relevant issues and strategies library science partnerships initiate with stakeholders in the field.
Categories: Education