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Student Video Project

Objectives:  
  • Plan, design, and incorporate strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in online environments
  • Utilize a range of digital  technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment
Student Video
The Gapminder video project requires students to explore 2+ variable data using global data sets.  After learning some of the basic skills of recognizing variable types, looking for associations between variables, and understanding the difference between correlation and causation, students use the highly visual and customizable data viewer at Gapminder.org to explain what is going on in a large data set.  They work in teams of 2-3 in order to bounce ideas off one another, give each other constructive feedback, and offer a more varied perspective while talking about the information.  The story, with the visual tool in the background, is recorded with free screencasting software by students at school or at home.  When finished, the video is easily shared with peers who are in the classroom or at home. 

The video below was produced by two students, Shannon and Jessica, in the Fall of 2015.  They did a great job of studying the graphs, researching potential lurking variables, and practicing their narrative to make sure it made sense and flowed well.

Student project: Video using Gapminder.org


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