We’re happy to announce the Data Literacy Program’s (DLP’s) first Table of Contents (TOC). The TOC is a preview of our existing and future Data Stories. And we designed this handy resource to outline data stories you can incorporate in classes now or in the future.
We already have our two Data Stories, Cow-culating Your Data in Spreadsheets and R and Gabbing about Gabii: Notes to Data to Narrative, available for use. These Data Stories are the first in a larger series of resources promoting digital data literacy in archaeology. In addition, we’re releasing our new Series on Series, detailing how Data Stories in each series help cultivate data literacy.
Now you can take a look at the specific Data Stories we have in store. Each resource cultivates data literacy by combining teaching a technical skill with associated narrative skills. While our Data Stories use archaeological data, they’re adaptable for variety of classroom settings, within and outside of archaeology.
Future resources, like those in the Table of Contents, will leverage different ways of learning and literacy components to illustrate the confluence of science and humanities-based investigations in collected data about the past. Through this, we encourage learners to read, work with, analyze, argue, and communicate with data ethically.
We draw from a variety of data, from published open access data sets to popular books to using your belongings to cultivate and practice archaeological data literacy. We hope that you incorporate these into your next class and consider our future productions as well. In addition, our DLP Team (Dr. L. Meghan Dennis and Paulina F. Przystupa) would love to guest lecture in your class to help integrate our published, or prototype, data stories into your curriculum. So please reach out at email@example.com.