Using Google Forms and Slides to Bring Data Science into Any Classroom
Gone are the days when data science was just the concern of a few computer scientists and big data experts. In 2022 and beyond, everyone needs to be able to work with data. The sooner we expose our learners to data, the more prepared they will be for the many evolving careers and jobs that depend on the skills required to survive and thrive in our increasingly data-driven world. This workshop will introduce educators to free and accessible tools that can expose learners in any grade to the fundamentals of data science. Using Google Forms to collect, analyse and review data, and using Google Slides to visualise and represent data, this workshop will give all teachers the opportunity to bring data science to your learners.
In 2013, Siobhan co-founded EdTech Summit Africa, the innovative technology conference produced – free of charge – for educators in Africa, now in its 8th year of production. Siobhan is an advocate for EdTech in schools, and maintains that this must always be relevant and effective in serving teaching and learning outcomes.
Most recently, Siobhan’s social impact focus is on ensuring that young people have access to the resources that help them become economically viable citizens, able to contribute in a developing South Africa. Siobhan’s mission is to work in and contribute to the space where young South Africans are able to access relevant learning and training, develop values that commit them to improved social justice, and become self-aware and successful South African citizens able to participate in the South African economy.