Data Doing Double Duty
It’s just odd questions people have asked that you can vote on. Everything from your weapon choice in a duel to choosing your favorite time period.
The nice thing about this site is it taps into student interest in couple of ways.
- They can participate by voting.
- The questions are odd enough to be interesting.
- It’s social in that it allows you to see how others are voting.
- It’s dynamic. Questions have a limited life, so new stuff is always moving in.
How would I use it?
- Just looking at charts, graphs and data for discussion would be useful.
- You could work in more math by having them keep track of the class response and compare it to the web response (ratios, percentages etc).
- I might also use the questions and data as writing prompts. – Why did you choose the _______ period as your favorite period to live in? Why do you think so many others agreed/disagreed?
- It’d be a fun icebreaker for the first few days of school.