Right now - I am partnering with a friend to collect data. Data is everywhere...whether we 'get it', like it, or not. While data isn't always accurate, it does have the potential to tell a story. And, in a way - your observations can become art.
1. Grab pieces of scrap paper and markers/colored pencils/crayons.
2. Decide what you want to track - the number of times your dog barks, the number of times you say thank you...or you hear thank you, the intensity of the noises you hear and the amount of silence in your life.
3. Make a key - use circles, lines, shapes, and colors to represent certain things.
4. Collect your data for a week. You will end up with a story...and something that resembles art.
5. Make inferences and draw conclusions - analyze your data and let it tell you a story. Then ask yourself: what is missing from this data? Are there outliers? Could this data be manipulated? What themes exist?
About the Author
Love all things related to learning. All classroom content is being 'played out' - in real life - every day in our communities. How might we harness that reality? This year...2021...sharing snippets from my journal entries over the past 5 years, as well as projects I am working on now.
-Jen Hesseltine (@jenhesseltine)