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Data Isn’t a Four-Letter Word: Thriving in an Information-Rich Age

Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Data Isn’t a Four-Letter Word: Thriving in an Information-Rich Age

Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom

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Adults and students alike are bombarded with information and misinformation daily. In the midst of a global pandemic, conspiracy theorists are taking full advantage to promote incorrect data or flat-out lies, and this is nothing new. From the effectiveness of vaccines to 9/11, the goal of some is to manipulate facts to promote agendas for various reasons.

In an age where information and data are at our fingertips, it’s important to understand how to tell the best from the rest. Where did it come from? What can we use effectively and what can we not?

In this edWebinar, the third in a four-part infographic series, we take a step back to look at information and data to determine how we can best understand where it comes from, what strategies we can teach and utilize to help students (and adults too!) to be more data literate, what sources we can trust, and how to employ healthy skepticism to make the best choices about data and information.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, technology coaches, and instructional coaches. 

View part one, May The Infographic Be With You!
View part two, Infographics: The Nitty-Gritty of How They’re Made

 

Steven AndersonAbout the Presenter

Steven W. Anderson is a leader in the convergence of digital learning and leadership. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration, using social media for learning, technology implementation efficacy, and creating meaningful School: Home Relationships. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the globe talking to schools, districts, and leaders about how they can be powerful change agents in education transformation. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several national and international educational technology conferences as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also credited with creating #edchat, the original and most popularly used educational hashtag on Twitter. Steven has been recognized with awards including being named a Microsoft Education Innovation Expert, Twitterer of the Year, a Top 10 Educational Influencer, one of the top Educational Innovators in the world in 2018, a Microsoft Heroes of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.

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