8.2.5 Data Analysis Digital Display

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
Lesson Plan Details
3 class periods
Students will know if a histogram, box & whisker, or pie chart would best display data from a survey questions.
SMARTboard or PowerPoint on computers, Web access

Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to...

  • Students should know how to differentiate between survey questions that lead to presentation through histograms, box & whiskers, or pies charts.
  • Students should know how to construct a histogram, box & whisker, and pie chart manually, so they will understand what data to collect to use in the electronic display generators. 
  • Students need to know how to capture the electronic displays from the web to paste into their SMARTboard or PowerPoint display.


  • Students need to know how to search the web for a survey, histogram, box & whisker, and pie chart generator.

In this lesson, the teacher will...

  • Coach and encourage students to help each other design three survey questions on a theme to post on a survey generator website.
  • Assist students in recording their created survey web address for themselves and their classmates on the category wall chart.
  • Encourage students to respond to each of their classmate’s three survey questions electronically getting the specific web address off the category wall chart.
  • Support the survey designer in transferring their data from flisti.com to an online generator to create charts.
  • Assist students in transferring their charts to a SMARTboard or a PowerPoint display.
  • Prepare students to view each other’s displays, justifying, critiquing, and scoring their classmates data displays for reasonableness of their choice of histogram, box & whisker, or pie chart using the scoring guide.

Students will view and access their classmates Data Displays through a gallery walk using the attached scoring guide.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2B. Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4A. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
Problem Solving: 
CR2A. Identify problems and locate information that may lead to solutions.
CR2B. Identify alternatives to solve problems.
CR2C. Assess the consequences of the alternatives.
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
Employment Foundations: 
CR5A. Apply academic knowledge and technical skills in a career context.
CR5B. Select, apply, and maintain tools and technologies appropriate for the workplace.