This set of plans and activities includes:
Big Data big ideas:
- Can data be beautiful?
- Does Big Data have a place in public schools?
- When does Big Data turn into Big Brother?
- Is the quantified self movement a path towards enlightenment or a narcissistic waste of time?
activities that include: debates, essays, art projects, and more...all launched from linked articles and videos that engage, inspire, and enlighten
11 Big Data articles (via links) from sources including Forbes, Chicago Tribune, and WIRED Magazine
links to web applications that include four services that allow users to turn data into stunning infographics
13 TED videos (via links)
a carefully assembled reading list of 7 of the most intriguing and enlightening books covering a variety of Big Data-related topics; a list that covers audiences from middle school through adult; each title includes links to online stores and libraries, including Amazon, Apple iBooks, and B&N Nook
links to CCSS-aligned rubrics for use with the major activities herein
enough mental sustenance to keep students engaged and challenge for weeks