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The key to understanding INK and what we do is to learn more about data and how it can be used. Below you’ll see some resources that will help you learn more about data and the related knowledge sets that go along with it. Data literacy is not only a key component for understanding INK, but is fundamental for data driven decision making. Feel free to reach out to us on our Contact page if you have more questions.
The courses and websites shown below are not the only courses or content available from these organizations, but do represent the ‘data’ or 'research' related resources. Click on the name of the website, college, or university below to see some of the courses and content they have to offer. As you look further into the websites, colleges, and universities, some common search terms to help you find content are: statistics, probability, data, database, data analysis, and data science.
Khan Academy [View]
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy’s math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. We offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects. By providing these free resources, CK-12 is working toward educational equity for all.
Bozemanscience.com was created by Paul Andersen who is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. In 2012 Paul was selected by YouTube as one of ten YouTube Edu Gurus.
Check out these glossaries to learn more about the common terms used in the pre-k through workforce (P20W) and State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) world.
Below you’ll see a list of colleges and universities that participate in the Open Courseware movement or that have made specific courses open to the public.
Carnegie Mellon University [View]
Harvard University [View]
Johns Hopkins University [View]
Kaplan University [View]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [View]
University of California- Berkeley [View]
University of California- Irvine [View]
University of Massachusetts- Boston [View]
University of Michigan [View]
University of Notre Dame [View]
Utah State University [View]