In January, I chaperoned a field trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. We took in the larger-than-life portrait of George Washington and troops crossing the Delaware. We inspected the replica of a Colonial American bedroom. We considered the craftsmanship of Paul Revere's silver. ...and then we stumbled upon this empty picture frame. "Was the… Continue reading Blindspots
What's new on SlowRevealGraphs.com ? Check out these latest additions from Lee Melvin Peralta, Chris Hunter, Aristotle Ou, and DeAnna Collins.
Simon Gregg engaged his grade 3 students with a story about an old man who likes to garden... and then used a #slowrevealgraph to turn it all on its head.
Teachers in Surrey District #36 have been using cross-curricular slow reveal graphs to encourage sensemaking and deepen inquiry! @nikileech shares some of her student's work.
The US prison system is broken. The data around who is impacted, and why, is devastating. ...and our students deserve to know about it. Educator Connie Rivera (con2ward at aol.com / @Rivera_Con) gifted us with a collection of slow reveal graphs linked to a unit called "Disproportionate Incarceration: Graphing, Proportional Reasoning, and Social Justice." Over the… Continue reading First #slowrevealgraph Special Collection: Incarceration in the United States
Excerpt from this blog post I slipped quietly into Room 304, trying not to distract the fourth graders, who were finishing up a writing assignment. I set up my laptop to project to the white board at the front of the room. The classroom teacher gave students a reminder that students had 1 minute left to… Continue reading “Why is the math teacher here for social studies?”
Mona Chalabi is a data journalist with the Guardian. I've been watching her on the Netflix show The Fix, during which she enters at a critical point in the conversation to reveal some data about the episode's subject, e.g. immigration, or gentrification, or artificial intelligence. The data contextualizes the problem before the panel of comedians provide… Continue reading Mona Chalabi: Sequence, Sequence, Sequence
The Slow Reveal Graph (#slowrevealgraph) is an instructional routine that promotes sensemaking about data. This highly engaging routine uses scaffolded visuals and discourse to help students make sense of data. As more and more of the graph is revealed, students refine their interpretation and construct meaning, often in surprising ways. This routine increases access for… Continue reading #slowrevealgraph