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Rhondda Powling

Educating Data | MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "In four small schools scattered across San Francisco, a data experiment is under way. That is where AltSchool is testing how technology can help teachers maximize their students' learning. Founded two years ago by Max ­Ventilla, a data expert and former head of personalization at Google, AltSchool runs schools filled with data-gathering technology. Information is captured from the moment each student arrives at school and checks in on an attendance app"
Rhondda Powling

FetchClimate-harnessing the cloud to find and share environmental data - Microsoft Rese... - 2 views

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    This site that can display comprehensive environmental data for any region in the world in seconds
Leigh Hynes

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools - YouTube - 2 views

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    "http://youtu.be/7Xmr87nsl74" stunning youtube Andreas Schleicher
Rhondda Powling

Piktochart- Infographic & Presentation Tool. - 5 views

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    Piktochart offers 5 free templates, but many more options for paid accounts. There is a variety of pre-created shapes and images on Piktochart; you are able to upload a limited amount of customized images with a free account.
Tania Sheko

Data journalism and data visualization | News | The Guardian - 0 views

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Rhondda Powling

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | SpyreStudios - 4 views

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    A good post about infographics. Information is very powerful but can also be presented in a way that is bland and unimaginative. Infographics impart information in a visually pleasing and sometimes a more understandable manner, making it more powerful. Inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern information world.
Rhondda Powling

Google Image Chart Creator: Create and Embed a Variety of Graphs and Charts - 9 views

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    Charts and graphs allow us to conveniently represent data in a manner that effectively communicates its meaning. Microsoft Excel is widely used to create such graphs. But when you need an embeddable chart, you need to turn to online applications that let you create your desired graph and then generate its embeddable code.
Tony Searl

Visualized: A School Day as Data | Wired Science | Wired.com - 3 views

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    The findings, published August 16 in Public Library of Science One, document the minute-by-minute interactions and locations of 232 children aged 6 to 12 and 10 teachers.
Tony Searl

Users for Sale: Has Digital Illiteracy Turned Us Into Social Commodities? - things that... - 3 views

  • I think the only way to behave is as if nothing is private. And then fight to make what you care about legal and acceptable.
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    it also makes the process more transparent to us. Yes, this has always been going on, but now in some ways we are becoming more aware of it.
Rhondda Powling

WeatherSpark | Interactive Weather Charts - 5 views

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    Weather Spark is a new site that offers weather data from more than 4,000 weather stations around the world. Not only is there data from more than 4,000 stations, there is also data going back more than fifty years. All of this data can be used to create comparisons of current weather conditions around the world, comparisons of current and past weather conditions, and to view global climate trends.
John Pearce

the Data Liberation Front - 1 views

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    "We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome. Click on any product link on the left hand side for more information on how to liberate your data from (or to!) that product. The Data Liberation Front The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product. We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" their products."
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Tony Searl

What is data science? - O'Reilly Radar - 1 views

  • how to use data effectively -- not just their own data, but all the data that's available and relevant
  • Increased storage capacity demands increased sophistication in the analysis and use of that data
  • Once you've parsed the data, you can start thinking about the quality of your data
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  • It's usually impossible to get "better" data, and you have no alternative but to work with the data at hand
  • The most meaningful definition I've heard: "big data" is when the size of the data itself becomes part of the problem
  • Precision has an allure, but in most data-driven applications outside of finance, that allure is deceptive. Most data analysis is comparative:
  • Storing data is only part of building a data platform, though. Data is only useful if you can do something with it, and enormous datasets present computational problems
  • Hadoop has been instrumental in enabling "agile" data analysis. In software development, "agile practices" are associated with faster product cycles, closer interaction between developers and consumers, and testing
  • Faster computations make it easier to test different assumptions, different datasets, and different algorithms
  • It's easer to consult with clients to figure out whether you're asking the right questions, and it's possible to pursue intriguing possibilities that you'd otherwise have to drop for lack of time.
  • Machine learning is another essential tool for the data scientist.
  • According to Mike Driscoll (@dataspora), statistics is the "grammar of data science." It is crucial to "making data speak coherently."
  • Data science isn't just about the existence of data, or making guesses about what that data might mean; it's about testing hypotheses and making sure that the conclusions you're drawing from the data are valid.
  • The problem with most data analysis algorithms is that they generate a set of numbers. To understand what the numbers mean, the stories they are really telling, you need to generate a graph
  • Visualization is crucial to each stage of the data scientist
  • Visualization is also frequently the first step in analysis
  • Casey Reas' and Ben Fry's Processing is the state of the art, particularly if you need to create animations that show how things change over time
  • Making data tell its story isn't just a matter of presenting results; it involves making connections, then going back to other data sources to verify them.
  • Physicists have a strong mathematical background, computing skills, and come from a discipline in which survival depends on getting the most from the data. They have to think about the big picture, the big problem. When you've just spent a lot of grant money generating data, you can't just throw the data out if it isn't as clean as you'd like. You have to make it tell its story. You need some creativity for when the story the data is telling isn't what you think it's telling.
  • It was an agile, flexible process that built toward its goal incrementally, rather than tackling a huge mountain of data all at once.
  • we're entering the era of products that are built on data.
  • We don't yet know what those products are, but we do know that the winners will be the people, and the companies, that find those products.
  • They can think outside the box to come up with new ways to view the problem, or to work with very broadly defined problems: "here's a lot of data, what can you make from it?"
Tony Searl

5 Predictions for Online Data In 2011 - 1 views

  • people have openly wondered whether the social media expert will go the way of the webmaster
  • data that is accessible and transportable and managed by its rightful owner — you
  • Backing up your data is just the first step, of course, a function that saves a seat for an entirely different function eventually.
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  • When I am finally able to join my data from disparate services with a unified view and the right accompanying toolset, I’ll be able to do all kinds of derivation and detection
  • The tension between data that is sold or bestowed and data that is found or acquired is, for now, a productive dynamic.
  • We’ll see open data disrupt industries and verticals ranging from air travel to journalism to religion. We’ll see new kinds of museum displays, classrooms
  • Data knows everything we know, everything we don’t know, and, as it turns out, even a few things we don’t know we don’t know.
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    true data science involves a heavy dose of machine learning, code skills, math chops and deep domain expertise.
Tony Searl

http://www.forumforeducation.org/ - 4 views

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    "In conjuction with our partners in the Rethink Learning Now campaign, we have produced an ESEA Toolkit for you to use in making your voice heard around ESEA reauthorization."
Tony Searl

http://www.smallschoolsproject.org/PDFS/co10103/transforming.pdf - 2 views

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    IMAGINE AN assessment system in which teachers had a wide repertoire of classroom-based, culturally sensitive assessment practices and tools to use in helping each and every child learn to high standards; in which educators collaboratively used assessment information to continuously improve schools; in which important decisions about a student, such as readiness to graduate from high school, were based on the work done over the years by the student; in which schools in networks held one another accountable for student learning; and in which public evidence of student achievement consisted primarily of samples from students' actual schoolwork rather than just reports of results from one-shot examinations.
Tony Searl

Turning Children into Data - 4 views

  • The teachers understood that learning doesn’t have to be measured in order to be assessed. 
  • It focused on teachers’ personal “connection[s] with our subject area” as the basis for helping students to think “like mathematicians or historians or writers or scientists, instead of drilling them in the vocabulary of those subject areas or breaking down the skills.”  In a word, the teachers put kids before data.
  • All that does is corrupt the measure (unless it’s a test score, in which case it’s already misleading), undermine collaboration among teachers, and make teaching less joyful and therefore less effective by meaningful criteria.
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  • kids should have a lot to say about their assessment.
  • we want to create an environment where students can “experience success and failure not as reward and punishment but as information."  
  • students’ desire to learn?
  • The more that students are led to focus on how well they're doing, the less engaged they tend to become with what they're doing. 
  • A school that’s all about achievement and performance is a school that’s not really about discovery and understanding.
  • teachers’ isolation, fatalism, and fear (of demands by clueless officials to raise test scores at any cost).
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    "While some education conferences are genuinely inspiring, others serve mostly to demonstrate how even intelligent educators can be remarkably credulous, nodding agreeably at descriptions of programs that ought to elicit fury or laughter, avidly copying down hollow phrases from a consultant's PowerPoint presentation, awed by anything that's borrowed from the business world or involves digital technology. Many companies and consultants thrive on this credulity, and also on teachers' isolation, fatalism, and fear (of demands by clueless officials to raise test scores at any cost). With a good dose of critical thinking and courage, a willingness to say "This is bad for kids and we won't have any part of it," we could drive these outfits out of business -- and begin to take back our schools."
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