I did this lesson over the last two days and actually like how it turned out! I had students tell a story with their data visualization just like the lesson goes. I modeled what discovering a data story might look like and how you could take a visualization and research what might be causing the spikes or trends. They had 20 minutes to just play before I gave them essentially a blank slide in google classroom to put together their “story”.
The next day we did a “jigsaw” type activity where they got into groups of 4 and shared out their story in a strucured way. One person got 2 minutes to share their story, then the rest of the students had to write up a reflection based on a prompt I put on the board for 2 minutes. We repeated that 4 times. It was really cool to see students excited to share their stories and the different reflection prompts (as well as the structure) kept students engaged during the share out. I have included the prompts here if anyone wants them!
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