'15-'16 General Discussion for Lesson 4.1


Use this thread to discuss your questions and comments about how to run the lesson.


Students loved the data sleuth sites. This lesson went long because we re-capped as a class and explored each site a bit together. It generated a lot of questions from the class

In fact, I was thinking next year, I might use this lesson/unit earlier in the year since it really made students think more critically about data. I had my students do the explore task at semester and their critical lens toward data/uses was weak at best. I think using something like Question Formulation Technique for any one of these resources might help students engage more into data.

Honestly, I expected the data unit to be pretty dry but students are LOVING digging into the data. I keep phrasing it as a “look for a story” activity which I think students enjoy - they can relate a lot to telling stories.