ICT student textbook/Data can tell stories

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Data representation and processing level 1 Data can tell stories How to make data meaningful

Data can tell stories
In this activity, you will learn to see different formats of data and try to interpret the data.

Data can tell stories


  1. Understanding that data can be in different formats
  2. Reading different kinds of data to make meaning
  3. Analyzing data and expressing

What prior skills are assumed

  1. Creating folders and saving files
  2. Opening a given file with the correct application
  3. Familiarity with using a key board

What resources do you need

  1. Working computer lab with projector
  2. Computers installed with Ubuntu Operating System
  3. Access to internet
  4. Data in the form of bar graphs, pictographs, maps (images)
  5. Handout for Ubuntu
  6. Handout for Tux Typing
  7. Handout for LibreOffice Writer
  8. Handout for Freeplane

What digital skills will you learn

  1. Creating and navigating folders (and sub-folders)
  2. Opening multiple files with multiple applications
  3. Text entry (local languages)

Description of activity with detailed steps

Teacher led activity

India - Sights & Culture - 32 - woman fetching water (2458024353).jpg
Solar Resource in India
Sachin Tendulkar cricket centuries against countries.JPG
  1. Look at these examples of data representation with your teacher.
  2. In small groups, discuss what are the various kinds of analysis you can make from these examples of data.
  3. For each one your teacher will help you analyze in the form of a concept map.

Student activities

  1. On each of the computers, you will find folders with different data sets.
  2. Each group of students will get one data set to work with - this will comprise maps, satellite images, pictographs and bar graphs. Your teacher will also give you a set of questions for each data set.
    1. Make a concept map of what you understand with the data
    2. You can also add your findings in a text document, using LibreOffice Writer. You can enter text in both Kannada and in English


India annual rainfall Rainfall totals India climatic disaster Satellite image of rain clouds

India's forests

Topography Telangana and AP Indian Forest Cover Telangana Forest Cover Data on sanctuaries

Map of Telangana

India 78.40398E 20.74980N Political map of India EN India Telangana location map Telangana new districts 2016

Story of Godavari

Rivers and lakes topo map Sri Ram Sagar Project (Pochampahad) Godavaribasin Krishna godavari delta region


Park Safety symbols One of the first ICT A picture to guide you on the train The story of life


Pictograph access to water Pictograph visitor transport Pictograph why do-people travel
Pictograph tourist spend Keyforpictograph


  1. Make a concept map, as shown by your teacher, to share your findings:
    1. What is the data about?
    2. How was the data represented?
    3. What was special about each representation?
    4. What did you conclude from the data?
    5. Have you studied about this before?
    6. What more do you want to know?
  2. For the pictographs, make a concept map to share your understanding of the data you studied.
  3. Once the concept map has been developed on a paper, with the help of your teacher, digitize it and save it in your folder.