"Alison sent an email to her classmates with the URL or web address of the google form she had created. The Google form asked her peers 10 basic questions about themselves. These included their age, ethinicity, sex, suburb they lived in and whether they had a mobile phone. She collected in the data (Raw facts and figures) and processed these into information (processed and organised data). She was able to present her findings as a series of graphs including a pie graph for sex, and a histogram or bar graph for age, and as a map showing the local suburbs and the number of her peers in each. She has linked the data in the form, spreadsheet and graph."

Alison has applied a process to develop a google form to collect information. Once the information is collected she has processed the data into a graphical format and is able to organise, structure and compare the information she has processed. She has selected suitable graphs and mode of presentation based on the data types - continuous and discontinuous data. She has used a variety of technologies to enable her to collect, process (structure and organise) and compare her results.

The following are some of the key terms for this aspect of the Taxonomy.
  • Comparing
  • Contrast
  • Organising
  • Deconstructing
  • Attributing
  • Outlining
  • Finding
  • Structuring
  • Integrating
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Anderson and Krathwohl's taxonomy – Analysing

4. Analysing: Breaking material or concepts into parts, determining how the parts relate or interrelate to one another or to an overall structure or purpose. Mental actions include differentiating, organizing and attributing as well as being able to distinguish between components.
The digital additions and their justifications are as follows:
  • Mashing - mash ups are the integration of several data sources into a single resource. Mashing data currently is a complex process but as more options and sites evolve this will become an increasingly easy and accessible means of analysis
  • Linking – this is establishing and building links within and outside of documents and web pages.
  • Reverse-engineering - this is analogous with deconstruction. It is also related to cracking often with out the negative implications associated with this.
  • Cracking – cracking requires the cracker to understand and operate the application or system being cracked, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and then exploit these.

Key Terms - Analysing:

Comparing, organising, deconstructing, Attributing, outlining, finding,structuring, integrating, Mashing, linking, reverse-engineering, cracking, mind-mapping.
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Rubrics and Resources:

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