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Hans Rosling Does It Again

Following on from my previous post about GapMinder, Hans Rosling has made another inspiring talk at a TED conference.

His use of data continues to inspire me and pushes my thoughts on using this software in the classroom. With the abolition of data handling coursework next year more time will be freed up to look at the subject in more novel ways. I am starting to think that pupils could be freed completely from the drudgery of drawing their own scatter graphs (a skill which most do not struggle with) and could be set a project based around the Gapminder tool. The potential for this to be cross-curricular is obvious.

Here’s the video:
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