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Data for good, not bad - 0 views

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    A great set of examples of how big data can be mined and used for the public good. 
Sam Donovan

PATPAT: Program analysis, the practice and theory: Teaching intro CS and programming by... - 0 views

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    This post describes a course built around the philosophy that students should be working with real data and solving real problems. 
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FLAG - Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) - 0 views

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    This collection of assessment techniques for mathematical thinking is interesting. I like the categories they have created and there are lots of examples. Many of them relate to working with data.
Sam Donovan

Data in the News - 0 views

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    This is the blog associated with the Teaching with Data.org project. It focuses on developing quantitative literacy in the social sciences.
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Roadkill - Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation - 0 views

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    A cool sounding citizen science project.
Sam Donovan

Air Quality Egg by @EdBorden - Kickstarter - 1 views

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    This is a great example of how environmental sensors can be used to collect local data and feed into shared databases. It would be really interesting to think about what types of school science could be tied to this resource.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - NSF Leads Federal Efforts In Big Dat... - 0 views

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    A press release from NSF about their new efforts related to big data. Lots of interesting stuff here.
Sam Donovan

US NSF - Dear Colleague Letter - Data-Intensive Education-Related Research Funding Oppo... - 0 views

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    Unfortunately, when you say big data in educational circles it applies only to data about educational outcomes not students tapping into scientific research data.
Sam Donovan

Australian National Data Service - 0 views

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    This looks like an interesting effort to make research data more accessible in Australia. I really like their slogan -
    ANDS enables the transformation of:
    Data that are: to Structured Collections that are:
    Unmanaged --> Managed
    Disconnected --> Connected
    Invisible --> Findable
    Single-use --> Reusable
    ...so that Australian researchers can easily publish, discover, access and use research data.
Sam Donovan

US NSF - Dear Colleague Letter - Data Citation (NSF12058) - 0 views

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    This is an interesting "dear colleague" letter from the NSF Geosciences Director that encourages researchers to engage in "data citation" so that the data is accessible to others.
Sam Donovan

Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA)... - 0 views

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    This will be interesting to track. A joint call for proposals from NSF and NIH. From the call, "BIGDATA seeks proposals that develop and evaluate core technologies and tools that take advantage of available collections of large data sets to accelerate progress in science, biomedical research, and engineering."
Sam Donovan

Cutting Edge: Emerging trends in biostatistics | AAAS MemberCentral - 1 views

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    This article discusses the important role that biostatistician play in dealing with the evolving world of big data in biological and biomedical research.
Sam Donovan

Digital World Biology - 0 views

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    Sandra Porter's project on bioinformatics education. Their tagline is "using data to make sense of the world."
Sam Donovan

Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis - ACM Queue - 0 views

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    This article describes a range of features that are useful in data visual analysis. The language and examples are useful.
Sam Donovan

ISTE | Computational Thinking - 0 views

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    This is a very public effort to promote the discussion of computational thinking. In the video they make the following statement, "Many teachers may already be teaching these skills. Computational thinking provides shared vocabulary and a framework to unify teachers' efforts." which I think is a great way to connect with what is already going on.
Sam Donovan

Doubts of my students: Expert teaching is no better than good-enough teaching... - 0 views

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    I think this argument about pedagogical content knowledge has direct relevance to teaching scientific data literacy skills. We don't even have clear ideas about what our goals are - making it very difficult to build expertise in this area.
Sam Donovan

Dr. Jim Collins "NEON: Are You Ready?" | NEON - 0 views

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    This page provides access to a talk by Jim Collins about changes in how science is done and how NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) fits into that landscape.
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