Day 175: Infographics Revealed
Today is my AP Statistics class presentations of their infographics. For the first time doing this project, I was generally pleased. My seniors were genuinely engaged the whole week before graduation on a topic that was interesting to them. The end results were interesting and my statisticians-in-training were very proud of their end product. And that’s always a plus in my book!
Upon reflection, there are some things I want to improve or adjust:
- I think this is a better project for first semester because of the data display and describing the displays statistically. The inference component seemed forced and as such seemed to lessen its impact.
- I may need to find or make an infographic that does what I want as an exemplar so my kiddos know what they are supposed to be doing; even with the rubric, they seemed unclear.
- I need to scaffold better the idea of “telling a story” with data. Although I had my students come up with a main question to answer with 3-5 supporting, related questions, they didn’t seem to know how to pull these together. Many of the projects seemed to lack cohesiveness in telling the story about the data.
- Although I suggested that the graphs “need to stand alone to tell the story,” I need to make it clear that in fact at least a 1-2 sentence description/summary of how the data display answers the question should be added.
- I was saddened by one group though that seemed to have no real sense about the statistics they had learned during the year – although it wasn’t a big surprise as they had struggled all year, I naively thought with open book, open internet and access to their peers that they would be sure to get the stats and concluding statement correct. Happy thoughts – all of my other students DID shine in their correct application of the statistics they learned – hooray!!