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February 9 Webinar – The Art of The Digital Graph

chartAny place or time that there is data to be understood, a graph is its natural complement. Bar charts, pie charts, scatterplots – these all have familiar features and uses on the printed page – but how are they transformed in the digital domain? In this webinar we will see how dynamic features like brushing, layers, and animation can all contribute to greater understanding, and how interactive controls allow for student exploration of both data and mathematical concepts. And while digital graphs can be richly informative, they can also be poorly constructed, and act to obscure meaning: we will see how to avoid this, and examine the key features of good data representations. Finally, we will discuss how to incorporate graphs into broader digital storytelling narratives.

The creation and use of graphs is a crucial component of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, as well as of the recently completed Framework for K-12 Science Education. While work on the Social Sciences Framework is still in progress, it is expected that graphs will also play a key role in these standards. Teachers in all of these areas will find this seminar useful in designing and implementing their curriculum.

I hope you can join us on Thursday, February 9 at 3:15pm or 7:15pm. Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

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