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Authentic tasks

Authentic tasks

Using ‘real world’ datasets is a great way to engage students by providing them with an authentic element to their learning experience, as well as familiarizing them with their future environment. The AIHW website stands for “authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing” and provides links to all sorts of health-related databases. Like all good government websites I suspect this will suffer from link rot even before the blog is published. The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is a partnership led by…

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Word clouds

Word clouds

Word clouds are not only an interesting way to quickly get an idea of the content of a piece of writing, but can also be a navigational aid, if the keywords are linked to search results within a website or blog page. Creating the clouds is quite easy and several free online options are provided below. Usually you just provide a URL or paste in text, and a word cloud will be created, with the size of the word proportional…

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Visualising data and ideas

Visualising data and ideas

Ideas and data presented visually, in a diagram, graph or infographic, usually contribute to a more fruitful discussion, engaging lecture or compelling argument. There are many free online tools that can help you to share your ideas in a lively and useful way. Canvanizer – Create a free, collaborative, online canvas to brainstorm, share and edit ideas, plan anything – select from 4 different categories of canvas to design a business plan, service, project management and general. Padlet is an online collaborative…

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