Welcome to Episode 470 of the Moving at the Speed of Creativity podcast from February 18, 2020, a show by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) focusing on digital creativity, media literacy, digital literacy, digital citizenship, instructional technology integration and engaged learning both inside and outside the classroom. This episode features a special interview with the U.S. Census “Statistics in Schools” Manager Victoria Glazer and Teacher Ambassador Emily McMillen, discussing the 2020 Census in the United States and the variety of FREE resources provided for PK-12 teachers to use with students. Disbursement of millions of dollars for our communities from the U.S. Federal Government depends on the Census! All of us as teachers and members of our communities can help both educate students and families about the importance of participating in the census, but also provide real-world, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities using existing census data via the resources shared on the “Statistics in Schools” website. Visit census.gov/schools for more information, and also refer to the podcast shownotes for more direct links.

Shownotes

  1. Subscribe to Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts
  2. US Census Bureau’s “Statistics in Schools” website
  3. 2020 Census Resources for Teachers and Schools
  4. U.S. Census Bureau’s YouTube Channel
  5. U.S. Census Bureau on Twitter: @uscensusbureau
  6. U.S. Census Bureau on Instagram: @uscensusbureau
  7. Teachers’ Guide to Data Access Tools for Students (U.S. Census Bureau)
  8. State Facts for Students: Help students learn about their state as they collect, organize, analyze, map, and graph a variety of information (Recommended for elementary & middle school students – by the U.S. Census Bureau)
  9. Census Business Builder: A suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. (Recommended for high school students – by the U.S. Census Bureau)
  10. Statistics in Schools (SIS) Week: March 2-6, 2020
  11. Census Bureau 101 for Students
  12. 2020 Census Maps
  13. Why Census 2020 Matters for Schools
  14. National Center for Educational Statistics: Create a Graph! (free)
  15. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – BlogMiddle School Computer Curriculum (Media Literacy and Digital Literacy)

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