Creating Data Literate Students

Creating Data Literate Students

Creating Data Literate Students

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.

Fake News in Context

Fake News in Context

Fake News in Context

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.

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

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

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

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

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

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.

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education

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).

Data Literacy for Educators

Data Literacy for Educators

Data Literacy for Educators

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

Putting FACES on the Data

Putting FACES on the Data

Putting FACES on the Data

Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.

Integrating Computer Technology Into the Classroom

Integrating Computer Technology Into the Classroom

Integrating Computer Technology Into the Classroom

This book focuses on integrating computers into teaching through the use of an inquiry-based, easy-to-use model for creating lesson plans. Teachers can use this 10-step process to design student-centered learning environments in which computer technology is integrated as a tool for learning rather than as a delivery mechanism. In addition, this book provides many practical examples and tips throughout to facilitate student understanding of chapter content. Rethinking Computers and Instruction; iNtegrating Technology for inQuiry: The NTeQ Model; Teacher as Designer I: Teacher's Toolbox; Teacher as Designer II: Teacher's Lesson Planning; Implementation: From Plan to Action; Teacher as Facilitator; Managing the Classroom; The Role of Assessment; Word Processing; Spreadsheets; Databases; Presentation of Results; The Internet in the Classroom; Educational Software; Computers as a Tool for Teachers.

Standards for Technological Literacy

Standards for Technological Literacy

Standards for Technological Literacy

Standards for technological literacy: content for the study of technology (referred to henceforth as Technology content standards) presents a vision of what students should know and be able to do in order to be technologically literate.