I am a huge proponent of sharing survey results with the participants in the survey itself. But it can be easy to send the wrong message. How you visualize and speak about the data can engage the participants effectively or come across as disingenuous.
It’s no secret that I think data should be made visual and beautiful, but there is also sound evidence to support why data is better understood in visual reports.Continue reading → Making MAP Data Beautiful
This last weekend, I had the privilege of joining educators from around the world at the 2018 edition of Learning2Asia.org, hosted by the American School in Japan. The conference uses innovative structures, extended sessions, and workshops on progressive pedagogy to really push educators from best practice into next practice. Continue reading → Together, We Are Better
With the buzz around data in education, the focus has been around teachers, administrators, and data professionals to measure program effectiveness. For years though – I think we are getting it wrong. We should put data in the hands of students so they can measure the effectiveness of their learning. Continue reading → Student Data Portfolios
We all want to use data more effectively and authentically in ways that make an impact, but where to begin? It starts with a good action plan. Continue reading → What’s Your Data Action Plan?
One of the more difficult analyses I do regularly is to forecast student success. I do this by gathering and analyzing current student data and using a technique called Supervised Learning. It’s a cool way of being able to tell the future. Continue reading → Predicting Students’ Futures
I am once again honored and excited to be a Learning2 Leader at the conference that is for teachers, by teachers: Learning2! Continue reading → Presenting at Learning2Asia 2018
From time to time, when I’m doing a visual exploration of data, I make a coding error. But instead of my machine returning some random error message, I instead get an unintended visualization. Continue reading → Data as Art
The #ObserveMe movement has been going on for a couple of years, but for those of you just hearing about it, #ObserveMe is an effort usually done by an individual teacher to gain constructive feedback on their teaching from their peers. Often, it uses a QR Code that is hung outside the classroom and leads to an editable document or form for the observer. It’s a grassroots effort for teachers to improve their practice by opening their doors. Continue reading → #ObserveMe with Data
Instructional coaching has been really hot lately, but for good reason. Having a thought-partner who pushes you to increase your own capacity, is transformative. While we are tracking student data, coaches need to keep track of how they are spreading their coaching.