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Lesson Length The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour

Some variation possible.

Assessment Level 1

Students The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome  
Overall Focus The focus for this entire block will be in developing a data collection project.  In this session, the focus is looking at the best ways to present the collected data in order to show the results clearly Students should have some collected data and organised it in some format to look for patterns and answers.  The application they choose for this task might depend on what data they have collected.

Lesson Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

Key words application, file format, portability, open source, proprietary, standard, SMART, presentation These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons  

present data effectively

Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations  
Key Questions Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics Students will need to show that they can present their findings in a way that makes sense and is suitable for the data What is the best way to present your findings?  How important is the audience for your choice of presentation method?  What are the things to avoid in presenting your findings?
Learning Objectives
  • presenting their findings
  • be able to explain their data patterns with examples
  • be able to discuss the presented data

Students may need some refresher work on how data can be presented and some presentation techniques to make sure their presentation is clear and answer the questions they set for themselves

If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding.  The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.
Teaching and Learning Elements
  • Overview of presenting data
  • Detailed examples of presentation techniques
  • Students can break into groups and work on their own presentations
  • Class discussion and examples of their findings
  • Group or individual work on developing their own interpretations

Students will have a range of different types and amounts of data and will need some simple methods for organising and presenting what it is they have found.  They need to clearly show what the collection has proven or disproven.

Use some of the student's ideas and examples to flesh out a solid understanding before progressing

Question students about how and why they did what they did.  Check for understanding.


Lesson Structure Possible structure
  1. introduce how to present their findings
  2. take a detailed look at types of presentation applications
  3. detailed look at presentation techniques
  4. discuss what they have learned and what they can apply
  5. volunteers to share their work and explain how they came to their opinions
  6. highlight next week's focus and issue homework

Pie chart graphic

Depending on the type of data the students collected, various ways can be introduced to show how to present the findings in a meaningful and lear way.  They are not tested specifically on how they present, but presentation itself is difficult without a  good understanding of pitching the information at the right level, the right speed etc.

Students can use the tools within their chosen data analysis tools, for example, if the data is numerical, the spreadsheet they probably used will create some charts for them.  Other data may need to be presented via screen shots or their own custom graphics.  They could use something like Inkscape logo to create some graphics which are clearer at representing their data, for example audio or video data, though the material itself might be clear enough.


Homework Get students to begin to plan their evaluation.  They need to think about what they set out to collect and why, as well as the possible audience for the findings and their opinions. Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment


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