Category: data literacy

Efficient spreadsheets in the classroom – Split & Combine Names

Efficient spreadsheets in the classroom – Split & Combine Names

In this article I will show you a way to combine data from more than one cell and put it together into a single cell. I will also show you how you can break apart data in a single cell across multiple cells.

Efficient Spreadsheets in the Classroom – Cell Referencing

Efficient Spreadsheets in the Classroom – Cell Referencing

What are spreadsheets again? In my last article I talked about the basic layout of a spreadsheet.  I also mentioned a few of the most common uses for teachers and educators.  Based on my experience, teachers have used spreadsheets primarily for the following: 1. Lists:  tasks, items in an inventory, birthdays, emails, attendance 2. Grades: […]

Efficient Spreadsheets in the Classroom – Helpful Tips for Teachers

Efficient Spreadsheets in the Classroom – Helpful Tips for Teachers

This is the first part in a series on beginner tips for using spreadsheets to help teachers be more efficient in the classroom. Common Digital Tools Teachers understand Google Docs & Google Slides, but not so much with Google Sheets. Word processing documents, presentation software, spreadsheets.  As teachers, these are digital documents that we use […]

Building A Foundation for Strong Data Culture in Schools

Building A Foundation for Strong Data Culture in Schools

photo by lukas blazek on unsplash Overview Collaboration, communication, creation, workshops, conferences, professional development. These are all concepts that go hand-in-hand with teaching. Teachers are used to workshops and conferences where they are able to connect with other educators on current best practices in education. These opportunities allow them to improve on their own teaching […]

Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data

Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data Image of mountain biker jumping

Start with a hook Distance Learning has been both a blessing and a curse. Most parents and educators are fully aware of the negative side of not having kids in classrooms or physically at schools. I’d like to focus on an opportunity I took with my son for personalized learning. This got him excited about […]

So, you want to make a top rated movie?

So, you want to make a top rated movie? story mountain, storytelling, data, movies,

As a former classroom teacher, I have done my share of story retells using story mountains, graphic organizers and more. One story I read every year when I taught 3rd grade was Kevin Henke’s book A Weekend with Windell. It is a story about a young mouse that visits a friend’s house for the weekend. […]

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

If you are an instructional coach, technology coach or data coach in a school or district, the following scenario might sound familiar to you. In my role as a technology & innovation specialist I am the point person for 28 classroom teachers, 22 instructional assistants and 630 second grade and third grade students.  In addition […]

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