Using Data to Make Sense of the World
Your Name and Title: Donna Roman, CUSD 304, Matt McGuire, Kingsclear Consolidated Schools, NB, Canada , George Petmezas, CUSD 304, Illinois USA, Ruth Hou, Wen Ya School, Taiwan
Countries from Which You Will Present: USA, Canada, Taiwan
Language in which you will present: English
Target Audience: Elementary Teachers, Administrators
Short Session Description:
An interdisciplinary project using monthly data collection by schools in eight various locations around the world; we discuss topics in relationship to the data to better understand our world.
Full Session Description:
Using location data, (temperature, daylight, precipitation), and topic discussions, (such as: landforms, plants, animals, food, celebrations, jobs and transportation), eight schools from around the world are collaboratively exploring:
1. What contributes to differences around the world and how?
2. How does our judgment of differences contribute to misunderstanding?
3. How can knowing the context of cultural difference help us understand each other better?
4. How does collecting and analyzing data help us understand this?
Website Associated with Your Session: http://data2makesenseofworld.wikispaces.com/