Data Visualization (Module)

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THIS MODULE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Title

CS Principles: Data Visualization

Overview

This module aligns with CS Principles Big Idea #3: Data and Information.

Prerequisites

None.

Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
Process Skills Practiced


Background

Background reading for teachers
What is the expected knowledge level of the student?
This activity is appropriate for beginning level students
What is the rationale for this module?
This module is designed to meet the CS Principles essential knowledge tasks related to open source software using materials created by the FOSS community

Sequence/Sub-Path

This module uses two activities:

A suggested sequence of activities is provided with additional (optional) extensions below. The timeline given assumes two days of class work, but the activities could be condensed into one class period if necessary.

Topic Activity Deliverable Length Notes
Pre-class work: Day 1 Visit DataKind http://www.datakind.org/projects and read the description of 1-2 project(s) Come to class prepared to discuss (1) What your project was hoping to learn (2) what data they used (3) what tools were used to turn the data into information (4) what was learned as a result of the project (5) how was computer science/technology used in the collection of the data and the analysis process 20 minutes of homework time This can be done individually, or students can be paired/grouped and assigned to projects
In-class activity: Day 1, part I Class Discussion Each group should briefly present their findings from the pre-class work 20 minutes of class time
In-class activity: Day 1, part II Data Exploration
Pre-class work: Day 2
In-class activity: Day 2

Potential Extensions

Comments

What should the instructor know before using this module?
What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this module?
ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty

Easy

Estimated Completion Time

1-3 class periods depending on whether extensions are used

Environment / Materials

Internet access. For some activities students will need administrator privileges on their machines (the ability to install software).

Author(s)

Kate Lockwood

Source

This module includes lessons created by a number of POSSE/TOS members - all linked lessons contain attribution.

License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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Suggestions for Open Source Community

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.

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