I love how a simple video (granted one that probably took one heck of a long time to compile) can spark so many discussions and activities. Watch your life in jellybeans and then come back to this post. Here's some of the questions that arise from just one viewing. 1. How do they KNOW that people spend the amount of time on the things they say? (How was the data collected, and what was done with it? How big was the sample size? 2. How do WE know its accurate OR trustworthy statistics? 3. Why count out 500 and weigh them? Why not more or less? 4. How long would it take to create just one visualization? How long did the entire video take? 5. Is it an effective way to represent and communicate the information? Why or why not? 6. Does watching the video make you want to change anything about your current practice, and if so what and why? 7. Where have you seen similar but different spatial/visual representations of data? What made them more or less effective than this one? 8. Could you find some data that lends itself to a visual representation, and create a similar product of data visualization for another classroom? 9. If we gather the data from ten different countries will the results be very different? 10. Assuming the data came from one area, what country do you think collected this data and why do you think that? 11. Out of all the jellybean representations which one was the most surprising? Which one shocked you the most?
That's what I came up with just watching it briefly, once! Who knows what questions might arise if I watch it a second time or open it up to a class to create inquiry questions. #lovethatvideo