Inquiry: Collecting, Analyzing and Presenting Data

💬 Course Description:

Members of the Digital Innovation Pathways will inquire and discover...

  • How to use data collection devices (science probes) to stimulate student inquiry
  • How to pair computer simulations with lab experiences
  • Creative ways to display our results (Ex. video lab report, interactive data tables, virtual reality data representations)

📑 Agenda

Engage: Reasons for the Seasons PlayPosit

Explore: Science Probes & Simulations

Explain: Lesson Refresh

Elaborate: Evolution of Thought & Practice

Evaluate: Digital Lab Reporting

<< ENGAGE >>

🍂 Reasons for the Seasons 🍃

✪ You will be guided through a lab activity using PlayPosit. All the activities will be accessed by links embedded within the video. For your future reference the various activity files are linked below. Click on the PlayPosit icon to the left to get started.


1. Explore the EdTech Resources linked below while thinking about how you could refresh a current lesson with new technology tools.

2. Choose a Vernier probe and lab experience to pair with a science simulation.

3. Complete this Flipgrid video Self-Reflection - what lessons do you want to refresh or replace with new technology-enhanced ideas?

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🔑 How can technology enhance the activities in your classroom?

Let's refresh a lesson plan with tech...

  1. Pick any lesson you've taught in the past
  2. Go to your DIP study group google classroom or get a copy of the lesson refresh planning document here.
  3. Complete the lesson refresh planning document
  4. Return to Flipgrid and respond to another group members' post offering feedback or ideas for the lesson.


Complete your evolution of thought & practice survey for 2017-2018.

Get your copy in Google Classroom now!

<< Evaluate >>

Virtual Reality (VR) is an immersive way students to experience data analysis and visualization.

VR Data Representations

We will be using CoSpaces to design 3D virtual representations of data and will enter that 3D world with virtual reality viewers available from EdTech.

🎯 Your Task

1. Review the data collected during you lab this morning. Have a conversation with your group - how can you make this data come to life with an immersive experience?

2. Complete the welcome tutorial by logging into CoSpaces edu.

3. Build a creative 3D, immersive display of your data using CoSpaces. Test with VR viewers.

Examples of CoSpaces VR Data Presentations

Electoral College Map

World Population

Powers of 10

Phish Shows by Time Zone

Share & discover CoSpaces creations on this Padlet.

💡 Need Help with Projects for Students? - Guides from CoSpaces!

Creating VR Infographics | Guide to Creating Virtual Exhibitions | Guide to Creating Models

Coding with CoSpaces

You can code objects in CoSpaces using Blockly. Code the objects in your data representations to transform a static graph into an interactive data immersion experience. Blockly is designed to introduce students into the world of coding.

Final Feedback & Next Steps

1. Course Feedback Survey

Help us improve our instruction by answering a few questions about today's professional development.

2. Try your lesson

We would love to know what support you might need from the EdTech department (people, supplies, ideas, etc.), tell use what you need here.

3. Tie up loose ends

Make sure you have completed the following before your first study group meeting.

Thank you!