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Your Data Rich Classroom

As a teacher that has officially been teaching (for Bonny Eagle, mind you) for 8 years this month, I definitely know what it means to have data. And we certainly have a ton of it. I actually create a lot of my own data in terms of tracking my projects with all of you so that I can better serve your needs. So, when I saw this infographic on Pinterest of all places, I knew that I had to share it with you guys as well. I think it really speaks to how well utilized data can really help shape our classrooms and, in turn, our students' learning.

The infographic itself is sourced from the DQC (Data Quality Campaign), which is "a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national advocacy organization based in Washington, DC."


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