City Digits: Developing socially-grounded data literacy using digital tools

Sarah Williams, Erica Deahl, Laurie Rubel, Vivian Y. Lim

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Data literacy—the ability to work with, analyze, and make arguments with data—is essential in a data-driven society and can be instrumental toward engaging powerfully with civic issues.1 This paper illustrates how City Digits: Local Lotto, a high school curriculum and supporting web application, supported students in building data literacy. Local Lotto included opportunities for qualitative data collection and quantitative analysis, enabling youth to develop data-informed arguments about the lottery’s impact on local communities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Digital and Media Literacy
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


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