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SXSWedu 2016

Making better Teacher Data Dashboards

Many current educational data dashboards have failed to capture teacher needs and gain widespread use in the classroom. At the same time, embedded assessment and data capture from educational games and other complex tools is on the rise. As more data becomes available, we need to get better at making sense of it, and that sense-making activity needs to be informed by teachers. But it’s not exactly clear what issues data dashboards should solve, and subsequently, what data and design will help solve those issues. We will use a group brainstorming activity to generate teacher-informed design prompts, which our respective teams will then take into consideration in the design of our dashboards.

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  1. Both participants and presenters will develop a collective understanding about some of the unique challenges involved in designing data dashboards.
  2. Participants will gain some understanding of how to engage in design thinking practices to solve problems.
  3. Participants will understand the complex range of products, data, and needs of organizations that are designing next generation learning products.


  • Kevin Miklasz, Assessment Specialist, BrainPOP
  • Anne Richards, Vice President, Product Development, Classroom Inc.
  • Charlotte Duncan, Associate Director of Product Development, Learning Games Network


Kevin Miklasz, Assessment Specialist, BrainPOP

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  • Tags: data, dashboard, game
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Problem Solver
  • Track: Data Analytics
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience
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