In this lesson, students determine the most appropriate social media tool for their intended purpose and develop a framework to select the best social media tools in different scenarios.
Students will learn about the stories on the web that highlight locations and the rationale for using a free online creation tool called StoryMap. Then they will create their own data visualization using this tool.
This lesson helps students begin to identify potential story ideas in data they collected and introduces them to resources for visualizing that data.
This lesson introduces students to basic descriptive statistics used for initial data analysis. The lesson teaches students how to run introductory calculations in Microsoft Excel in order to begin to see what stories might exist in the data.
This lesson introduces students to working with a spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Students learn how to clean up a spreadsheet in Excel, keep a data diary and set up a data dictionary.
This lesson will encourage photographers to move away from simple point-and-shoot, selfie-rich photography to making several critical decisions before taking each photo.
Students develop an “entrepreneurship report card” that could be used to determine the strength of a staff’s entrepreneurial activities.
In this lesson, students will be asked to cut finished feature or lengthy news stories to fit a smaller space.
Students will explore the concept of fake news by conducting research and creating a visual that explains what fake news is, demonstrates examples and provides solutions.
This lesson introduces students to main sources of big data on the web and gives them an opportunity to explore web-based tools for gathering data.