“Follow the Money” was created by graduate students Christian Thiemann and Daniel Grady at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwe...
Yet, another great data analysis, display tool from Google. Implications in helping students organize/display/analyze/evaluate data is incredible. Displaying data through a map has implications in so many content areas.
Movie box office data that is current and very comprehensive. Several different trends are easy to track including exponential, and log functions. Great for using with students to create regression models, making predictions based on the models, checking the results and re-analyzing. Also, when a movie doesn't follow the predictions there are often easy to understand reasons for why the movies behave differently (a holiday weekend may cause the movie to gross more on a given weekend than predicted, etc.)
"Visualize your numbers, explore charts, and share insights with others. " Great data source. Students can explore data sets, identify different ways of representing data, as well as identify different characterisitics of data.
Enter your zip coade to see US census data and comparisons with neighboring zip codes. Great data site for data that is engaging to students, can be represented in multiple ways, and potential for predicting future trends.