DATASETS

Datasets: Collection of websites that offer freely available online data.

Data & Data Visualization Tools: Collection of websites that offer free platforms for data visualization.

  • Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) by Concord Consortium – easy-to-use web-based data analysis platform, geared toward middle and high school students, and aimed at teachers and curriculum developers. Designed to help students summarize, visualize and interpret data, advancing their skills to use data as evidence to support a claim
  • Tuva Labs – research-based tools and inquiry-based tasks enhance students’ learning and application of essential mathematical, statistical, and probability concepts.
  • TerraScope – worldwide environmental and social demographic data in a manipulative digital platform that can drive inquiry investigations (TerraPopulus datasets synthesized from a variety of sources for broad application).
  • FieldScope by BSCS and National Geographic – online mapping for citizen science investigation
  • iDigBio – large set of digitized natural history collections, along with educational resources and ideas for classroom use.
  • Serenity – easy-to-use web-based data analysis interface for data analytics in R, built using Shiny.
  • TinkerPlots – software for dynamic data exploration
  • StatKey – collection of web-based statistics apps, written to pair with the statistics textbook “Statistics: Unlocking the power of data” by Lock^5. Has datasets available or you can upload your own.
  • NOVA Labs – games and interactive activities that foster authentic scientific exploration
  • Excel Easy – Excel online tutorials
  • Spreadsheeto – Excel online tutorials
  • Guru99 – Excel online tutorials

Using Data in the Classroom

  • Using Data in the Classroom – information or background about pedagogical or practical issues in using data in the classroom
  • DataONE – DataONE is committed to educating the community about data stewardship, including outlining best practices for data management and providing educational materials for use by those that support researchers.
    • Data Management
    • Data Stories – success stories and cautionary tales from researchers related to their experiences with managing and sharing scientific research data
  • Maine Data Literacy Project – offers a framework, teaching materials, and professional development for middle and high school teachers to help students acquire skills and language for making sense of data and graphs as evidence to support their reasoning

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