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Using GapMinder in the Middle and High School Classroom. KY TeachMeet 2011 Pam Rowland Technology Resource Teacher Simpson County Schools. What is Gapminder ?. Live world data Moving interactive graphics. A place that can supplement lessons with information & problem solving .

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using gapminder in the middle and high school classroom

Using GapMinder in the Middle and High School Classroom

KY TeachMeet 2011

Pam Rowland

Technology Resource Teacher

Simpson County Schools

what is gapminder
What is Gapminder?
  • Live world data
  • Moving interactive graphics
  • A place that can supplement lessons with information & problem solving
how to use gapminder world
How to use Gapminder World
  • Every bubble is a country
  • The size of the bubble corresponds with the population
  • The color defines the region (see world map on right)
  • Select indicators for x and y axis
  • Click play for development over time
  • Select one or more countries and play again
  • Deselect a country
  • Zoom into one country (right corner arrow)
  • Change the opacity of other bubbles
navigating the website
Navigating the Website
  • Gapminder World Tab
  • Download Tab
    • Desktop Version of Gapminder World
  • Data Tab
  • For Teachers Tab
  • Labs Tab
  • Video Tab – Creator Hans Rosling
gapminder in the classroom
Gapminder in the classroom
  • Spark student curiosity about the historical, political, or medical events that may have created change in a positive or negative trend
  • Stimulate interest in using statistics to understand the world