Data is so big … I said data is soooo big … How big is it? Well, let me tell you today we are exploring Big Data in the K-12 classroom. I don’t just mean crunching numbers on test results. I mean teaching kids what Big Data is and how to use it to their benefit. We’ve also got lessons learned, a letter from a listener. Really, a real listener.
- Teaching your passion
- The need for Big Data in K-12.
- The Power of teaching “Guide on the side”.
- Evangelising BDA via distant learning.
- Tomato soup, spilled over the top of a microwave, may actually damage the device.
- Everybody needs a night out with friends. It is wonderfully restorative and helps to reset your thoughts if you are stuck in a rut.
Notes & Links
“Without data you’re just another person with an opinion” – William Edwards Deming
- What is it?
- Why teach it in K-12?
How Big Data supports individualized learning:
How big Data needs to be visualized to be useful:
Examples of useful, visualized data:
(WWII Casualties) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBTRSFgS9_w
(World population and economic growth with Hans Rosling)
Examples of Big Data in K-12:
Where to go to learn how to use Big Data:
Implementing and Developing Big Data Analytics in the K-12 Curriculum: A Preliminary Stage
Research on Big Data in K-12 education
Examples of student presentations on Big Data
Listener Feedback (Theme Music):
From Mike Brandon out of Trinity Lutheran School in Klein, Texas:
“First of all I am super glad that Mr. Pinick came to the Texas District Teachers conference so I learned about the awesome things your school is doing. The best thing I found was your podcasts. I have really enjoyed the podcasts, and think the two of you have really found your groove since Christmas. I really enjoyed the recent episode where you brought in the High School students to share their insights on the ever changing landscape of education. As I implement change in my own classroom it was good to get a different perspective from people not only outside my school, but half away around the world. It definitely helped to reinforce some of the plans I was hoping to make to are US Pre-AP History class, so THANK YOU! Also in an early episode about sharing Chris mentioned his WWI propaganda PowerPoint. Is there any way to get a copy of it to add a few slides to my WWI overview???
Thanks again for all the effort that goes into a weekly show – it is worth it!”
Thank you, Mike. I hope the website I sent you concerning using primary source songs is history is a help. I love sharing great resources with colleagues, and Mark Johnson’s Slave Spirituals podcast lesson plan is a sure home run! https://historythroughsong.wordpress.com/