Teacher Resources for the Digital Classroom during COVID-19 Social Distancing

Across the country, teachers and students are adjusting to digital classrooms as we all implement social distancing measures to fight against COVID-19.

This is Statistics and the ASA are here for you during this challenging time. Keep reading for resources, lesson plans, contests, and more.

Digital Classroom Statistics Resources

Lesson Plans

 Teaching Resources

  • TechForLearners.org—A searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home during COVID-19 social distancing.
  • Statistics Teacher—An ASA online publication for statistics teachers, including lesson plans and grade-specific insights.
  • Statistics in Schools—A resource that brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics to create materials for use year after year at all grade levels.
  • What’s Going on In This Graph—A partnership between ASA and the New York Times Learning Network that explores graphs, maps and charts from the week’s news, and invites students to discuss them live.
  • CAUSE’s List of Resources—Teacher resources organized by pedagogical method.

Online Courses

Articles on Teaching Statistics Online

 Online Tools

  • Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR)—Portable online aids for probability and statistics education, technology-based instruction and statistical computing.
  • StatKey—Tools for descriptive statistics such as dot plots, histograms, box plots, confidence intervals and linear regression.
  • Rossman/Chance Applets—Collection of java applet, java script and flash resources for statistics applications.
  • Art of Stat WebApps—Apps for graphs that update with clicks on buttons or sliders.
  • Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP)—A free educational software for data analysis designed for students grades 6 to 14.
  • iNZight—A free tool for high school students to quickly and easily explore data and understand some statistical ideas.

Student Competitions Online

  • Virtual Science Fair—An opportunity for students working independently or as a member of a team, to spend the month investigating an interesting topic, and submit a short video highlighting their process and results.
  • Statistics for Science Fair Projects—A This is Statistics resource to help students apply statistics to their science fair projects.
  • Statistics Project Competition—A competition for statistics projects, in which students answer a research question using statistical techniques and present the work in a written report.
  • Data Visualization Poster Competition—A competition for data visualization posters, in which students create a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
  • CAUSE Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC)—A competition to encourage the development of statistics and data science skills, to enhance presentation skills, and to recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics and data science students.

Want More Support? ASA is Here for You

ASA Digital Classroom Community

As an immediate measure to connect educators who find themselves suddenly teaching online, ASA created a new community forum focused on sharing resources for the digital classroom. Members can access this new community here.

Additional resources are also available via the ASA Education webpage.

ASA Memberships for Teachers

If you are not an ASA member, we invite you to join now, and start accessing this community immediately. Discounts and free trial periods are available for new teacher members through June 30, 2020:

  • Free trial membership for two-year college faculty in addition to  K-12 teachers
  • $50 off regular membership (usually $180) with the code OnlineTeach50
  • $25 off the early career membership (usually $90) with the code OnlineTeach25

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