Reflections from a team of young developers on how they made interactive websites about DACA, in the process learning a whole lot about immigration policy, the ins-and-outs of data analysis, and the challenges–and rewards!–of learning to code.
Why do majorities of young people of color say they value gun rights over gun control but the majority of young white people say the opposite?
Data is a key part of the way we make stories, fun, relevant and accurate. In this lesson, we show you how to incorporate data into your storytelling!
In this lesson, we’ll walk you through the basics of making your own infographic, depending on the data at hand.
More teachers are looking to detailed data to figure out which students are most likely to drop out of high school, long before the kids have even entered ninth grade.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) made headlines this week by prohibiting schools from suspending students for “willful defiance.”
If you aren’t following every twist and turn of the debate in Calif. over school discipline, you might be thinking, what’s the big deal? After all, we’re talking about one tiny line-item in the CA education code.
Big data. Everyone has a slightly different definition of this new buzzword.
Rick Smolan, former photographer for National Geographic and TIME Magazine and the author of The Human Face of Big Data, defined the term for us like this:
“When you take several different sources for information and you overlap them and you look for patterns in the data… It’s a little bit like watching the planet develop a nervous system. …All of us walking around with our smartphones, we’ve become human sensors. So we’re all feeding data back into this growing mass of databases, and the ability to collect data, process it, visualize it and react to it in real time is something the human race has never had before.”