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Collect, Collaborate and Disaggregate — Student Data Collection Projects for PK-12

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Participate and share : Poster

Lindsay Foster  
Participate and learn how to create authentic data collection experiences and projects that can be modified for learners pre-K to 12.

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: QR code scanner
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Math, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose and objectives:
OBJECTIVE: Participants will be able to replicate cross curricular data collection projects or adapt cross curricular data collection projects for grades PreK to 12.
EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE: Learners need opportunities to apply real world experiences to and engage in data collection experiences as well as analyzing and disaggregating collected data.
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES/STRATEGIES: Participants will have the opportunity to replicate and engage in the following (or other) data collection experiences:
OREO Project
Skittles Project
Flat Friend Project
Community Helpers Project
Freshwater Ecosystem Project
North Pole Job Application
Apple Project
Veteran’s Day Project
Thankfulness Pumpkins
Examples will be shared along with templates and resources to replicate the activities on individual campuses, across districts or globally.
EVIDENCE of SUCCESS: Focused on this aspect of Clarity Brightbytes data: To increase collaboration among students in Burleson ISD by targeting Brightbytes scores and decreasing "Teachers ask students to collaborate online with students at other schools" from 79% “NEVER” respondents by 10% at the elementary level by providing a focused, targeted interactive district based collaborative project or problem based classroom opportunity. Projects resulted in an overall decrease of 11% in "NEVER" responses district-wide.


5 minute Introduction of project "why"
50 minutes covering projects and involving participants. Resources shared by QR code. Projects will be determined by participant poll of interest.
OREO Project
Skittles Project
Flat Friend Project
Community Helpers Project
Freshwater Ecosystem Project
North Pole Job Application
Apple Project
Veteran’s Day Project
Thankfulness Pumpkins
5 Minutes Question & Answer

Supporting research

Greaves, T., Hayes, J., Wilson, L., Gelziak, M, & Peterson, R. (2010) The technology factor: Nine keys to student achievement and cost-effectiveness Shelton, CT. MDR.

Hathorn, L. , Ingram, A. Online Collaboration: Making it work Educational Technology, 2002, JSTOR

Wang, M. Online collaboration and offline interaction between students using asynchronous tools in blended learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010.

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Lindsay Foster, Tarrant County College Connect Campus

Lindsay Foster has two decades of educational experience as an elementary classroom educator, a technology applications instructor, and as an instructional technology coach. As an Instructional Technology Coordinator, Mrs. Foster helps students & educators alike build meaningful & engaging learning experiences using technology across the curriculum. Mrs. Foster is a Google Certified Trainer, a LEGO Education US Master Educator, Book Creator Ambassador, and BreakoutEDU Trainer. Mrs. Foster loves to showcase student and educator experiences in the classroom, on the campus and across her district and state, and her speaking engagements have included ISTE, TCEA, MACUL, NCTIES, TCEA ETC, TCCA, TiA, and TXGoo.

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