Data Jams: Promoting data literacy and science engagement while encouraging creativity

September 1, 2018

Authors

Michelle Forster

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Stephanie Bestelmeyer

Asombro Institute for Science Education

Noelia Báez Rodríguez

Luquillo LTER Schoolyard

Alan R. Berkowitz

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Bess Zoe Caplan

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Rhea Esposito

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Elizabeth Grace

Asombro Institute for Science Education

Steven McGee

The Learning Partnership

Thousands of students across the country have participated in activities using the Data Jam model, creating poetry, songs, videos, or sculpture to improve their data literacy, gain knowledge of local science research, and creatively express their findings. This article introduces the Data Jam model and how teachers can use it in classroom or after-school settings, supported by vignettes of student projects and feedback from teachers and students.

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Forster, M., Bestelmeyer, S., Baez-Rodriguez, N., Berkowitz, A., Caplan, B., Esposito, R., Grace, E., & McGee, S. (2018, September). Data Jams: Promoting data literacy and science engagement while encouraging creativity. The Science Teacher 86(2), 48-53.

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