Inspiration Software has announced the publication of Developing Data Literacy with InspireData, offering teachers a collection of ways to engage students in exploring and analyzing data and helping them to build data literacy skills. The new lesson plan book will help teachers integrate InspireData <http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiredata/index.cfm>, Inspiration's software to visually explore and understand data, into their science, mathematics, and social studies curriculum.
In September, Inspiration Software launched an update to InspireData, the visual learning tool used by students in grades 4-12 to build data literacy skills. Students use InspireData 1.5 to actively explore and analyze data, interpret information, and draw conclusions using Venn diagrams and bar, stack, pie, and axis plots. New features include an e-Survey tool for online data collection, additional plot options, more than 100 subject-specific databases and expanded educator resources. Developing Data Literacy with InspireData includes 27 content-rich, standards-based lesson plans with step-by-step instructions that are easily adapted for students in grades 4-12. These hands-on lessons can be used with students working individually or in teams.
Three free sample lesson plans from Developing Data Literacy with InspireData can be downloaded from the Inspiration Software <http://www.inspiration.com/download/pdf/DDL_sampler.pdf> Web site. Single copies of the lesson plan book are $39.95. Customers who purchase 20 copies or more of InspireData 1.5 will receive a complimentary copy of the new lesson plan book.
Educators interested in previewing InspireData 1.5 can download free, fully functional 30-day trial copies from the Inspiration Software Web site at www.inspiration.com/freetrial. Single copies of InspireData 1.5 are $79. Special pricing is available for volume purchases and volume updates.
Source: Inspiration Software, Inc., www.inspiration.com