Just when you read the title, you probably rolled your eyes a little. Many teachers (and I used to be one of them) automatically reach for the aspirin when the mention of data collection comes up.
Data collection can be a real pain, but when done right, it will help you (and your students) in the long run. Throughout this series, we’re going to look at data collection a couple of different ways.
First, we’re going to look at data collection through the eyes of a student. What kinds of data should students collect during a STEM project? How can students make sense of this data? Then, we’re going to look at data collection through the eyes of a teacher. How do I collect relevant data without driving myself crazy?
Join me for the next couple of weeks as we examine just how helpful and easy data collection can be for both students and teachers.