Actively Learn is proud to partner with Tuva Labs to bring authentic, engaging, and real-world Interactive Data Sets to our Science catalog.
What is an Interactive Data Set assignment?
Each Interactive Data Set assignment includes a curated real-world data set, interactive graphing and statistical tools, and rigorous pre-built instruction that supports guided-inquiry. Students will use the interactive tools to organize, manipulate and analyze the data set as they progress through each assignment.
How Do Students Use an Interactive Data Set Assignment?
The data set and interactive tools are placed alongside the pre-built instruction so students can quickly and easily move back and forth between the data and each question. Each data set has a number of different tools that students can use to analyze data.
Teachers and students can move between the directions and questions within the assignment through the drop down menu or with the left and right arrows in the Question and Direction Area.
Each Question consists of three different tabs: Instructions, Question, and Notes
Teachers can edit or add assignment directions at the beginning of the assignment by clicking on the "edit" button and then the "save" button to save their changes.
Teachers can also add instructions for each individual question in the assignment. All they need to do is go to the specific question number, click on the instruction tab, and click on the "edit" button to add instructions.
Teachers can edit existing questions to the assignment by going to the question and clicking on the "edit" button to change or edit the question.
Teachers can also add more questions to the assignment by going to the last question in the assignment and clicking the "add question" button that appears after the last question.
Each question in the assignment will have a Notes tab that teachers and students can add notes to the question, just like any other Actively Learn assignment. To add a note, go to the Notes tab and click on the "add note" button and click "save" to save the note.
Teachers can move questions around within the assignment by going to the "Options" button while editing the question, clicking on "Move Question," and then click the up and down arrows to reorder the question.
Teacher's Guides and Extra Help Summaries
Teachers can also add Teacher's Guides and Extra Help Summaries to Tuva assignments.
Only teachers with permissions to add Teacher's Guides will be able to add them to these assignments. To add a Teacher's Guide, they need to go to the drop down menu and select "Teacher's Guide," then click on the "Add Teacher's Guide" button.
The Extra Help Summary will appear after the assignment directions, and teachers can add a summary by clicking on the "Add Extra Help Summary" button.
Students will see a full screen view of the assignment instructions and extra help summary when the student first opens the assignment.
Before starting each assignment, students will be shown the video below which explains the key elements of the data set that students should be familiar with. You may find it helpful to use as a reference before using these assignments with your students
There is a progress bar below the interactive area for all Tuvas that will show one icon per question. Please note that only question icons are used whether or not instructions or notes have been added to the question, and icons are always equally spaced along progress bar.
Where can I find Interactive Data Set assignments?
The Interactive Data Set assignments can be found throughout the Science catalog. Simply look for assignments with the blue “Interactive Data Set” label, or by selecting the Interactives tab in the Science catalog. You can also use the search function to locate these assignments.