Lessons Integrating Information and Communication Technology within a Curriculum Area


Darnell Young


Graphing using the National Center for Educational Statistics Website

Grade Level


Subject Area

All Areas, Math and Science in particular

Overview of unit/lessons/activities (assumptions of prior knowledge/learning)

This is an activity that can be using in any lesson that you are teaching that requires students to graph information.

Correlations to ICT and curriculum outcomes

This activity allows for students to take data that they have collected or been given, and turn it into a graph.

Projected timeline for preparation and for carrying out activities

Equipment Requirements: (computers, software, etc)

Access to the Internet

Teaching materials provided (Blacklines, worksheets, templates, teacher materials)

A brief tutorial is provided on how to use this website.

Word format: graphing_instructions.rtf        PDF format: graphing_instructions.pdf

Resources available for teacher/student use (websites, references, etc)

The webpage that will be used can be found at: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/.

If the focus of the lesson is graphing, students could try something like graphing the changin value of the Canadian dollar or graph the value of the dollar in relation to its value against other currency. To find this information you can use: http://www.xe.com.

Detailed instructions for each activity or lesson (teacher notes, activity information, learning strategies, teacher role, student roles)

Detailed instructions for the use of this tool are provided.

Word format: graphing_instructions.rtf        PDF format: graphing_instructions.pdf

Student products expected

Graphs based on information from the course, saved and/or printed. They can be included in a larger report as a graphic. This is an online tool that will help students show their learning in graphical form.

Samples (include teacher notes, assessment information, student work if available)

Logistics (organization, grouping, management issues, access to technology)

Assessment information (e.g., rubrics for products and/or process)

Possible extensions

Adaptations for students requiring additional support

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