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  1. Finding Resources to Use for Activities Ginger Holmes Rowell, Ph. D. Middle Tennessee State University CAUSEway WorkshopJuly 11, 2006

  2. Workshop on Teaching Introductory Statistics Finding Resources to Use for Activities Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University Roger Woodard, North Carolina State University Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee July 10th, 2006

  3. Overview • Brief background on CAUSEweb • Searching & finding resources in CAUSEweb • Large collections of resources • Sharing your “finds” Teacher’s viewpoint

  4. Overview • Brief background on CAUSEweb • Searching & finding resources in CAUSEweb • Large collections of resources • Sharing your “finds”

  5. www.CAUSEweb.org

  6. CAUSE: Professional Development • CAUSEway Workshops • US Conference On Teaching Statistics • Webinars • Future opportunities (keep checking this website)

  7. CAUSE: Research Research Resourcesfor Teaching Statistics

  8. CAUSE: Resources Digital Library for Undergraduate Statistics Education www.CAUSEweb.org

  9. CAUSEweb.org Digital Library: Two Facets “On-the-Web” and Peer Reviewed

  10. Overview • Brief background on CAUSEweb • Searching & finding resources in CAUSEweb • Large collections of resources • Sharing your “finds”

  11. Searching & Finding Resources • Searching overview • Different ways to search • Regular search • Advanced search • Browse Categories • Statistical Topic • Example • Teacher Viewpoint • Scavenger hunt

  12. Searching: Using CAUSEweb Search Tools • CAUSEweb Search Tools • CAUSEweb Browse Categories • Keywords

  13. Searching: Browse Categories • Lecture Examples • Laboratories • Out-of-class • Teaching Tips • Datasets • Analysis Tools • Curriculum • Humor • Building Blocks • Multimedia

  14. Searching: Advanced Search

  15. Searching by Topic http://www.causeweb.org/resources/alt.php

  16. Content Searching: Central Limit Theorem

  17. Central Limit Theorem Example http://kitchen.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/CLT.html Statistical Java

  18. Teacher’s Viewpoint • Demonstration during a lecture • Use “as is” in a computer lab • Assign some corresponding reading in addition to the applet • Make supplementary worksheet

  19. Agriculture Art and Music Astronomy Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Engineering Geology Health Science Humanities Mathematics Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Sports and Games Searching:Application Areas

  20. Searching: Applications Some applications have more entries than others.

  21. A Subset Audio Flash Java Applet Javascript PDF Video Teacher’s Viewpoint: “I think I want a Video today. Let’s see what is suggested in CAUSEweb.” Searching: Object Formats

  22. Animation Case Study Collection Drill and Practice Lecture/ Presentation Quiz/Test Reference Materials Simulation Sound Tutorial Webpage Searching: Resource Types

  23. Case Study + Case Teaching Notes Case Study Example Teacher’s Viewpoint: = a “ready-to-go” classroom lesson

  24. Searching for “Related” Items Related (or companion) items are identified

  25. Animation Case Study Collection Drill and Practice Lecture/ Presentation Quiz/Test Reference Materials Simulation Sound Tutorial Webpage Searching: Resource Types

  26. Overview • Brief background on CAUSEweb • Searching & finding resources in CAUSEweb • Large collections of resources • Sharing your “finds”

  27. Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics http://illuminations.nctm.org/index2.html http://www.math.uah.edu/stat/ http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/rvls.html http://kitchen.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/ Collections

  28. Collection Example: Star Library http://www.causeweb.org/repository/StarLibrary/activities/

  29. “Collection” but not “Collections”

  30. Collection + Applet + Tutorial Example

  31. Teacher’s Viewpoint: Example “It’s all right here.”

  32. Another Collection: TI Education • http://education.ti.com

  33. Woo-hoo!This is it! Finding Is Better than Searching* *When you are hurrying to get ready for class.

  34. Scavenger Hunt ???

  35. Not Your College Student’s Scavenger Hunt • You will be hunting for Internet resources related to your topic • Use the following handout as a guidehttp://www.mtsu.edu/~rowell/scavhunt.doc

  36. Sharing Your Best “Finds” • We will collect your best three “finds” and compile them to share with the class. • Send the following for each to rowell@mtsu.edu • Website name, author(s), URL • A descriptive title if needed to make the name clear • Type of site

  37. Overview • Brief background on CAUSEweb • Searching & finding resources in CAUSEweb • Large collections of resources • Sharing your “finds”

  38. Looking Ahead • Lunch • Session 5 • Finding and Using Real Data