KiD - an interactive data literacy workshop platform, helping young children to learn about data and visualisations through games!
It is always nice to hear the positive impact KiD has on data literacy for children...
Data literacy is the key to understanding the world around us. The Kids in Data and their gamified learning experience with Space Invaders is the perfect way to enhance the data literacy of children. Humanity has learnt so much by going to the moon and building the space station. To get a good return from our investments we need to ensure the next generation understands how to access and use these data. Kids in Data provides the platform to start that date literacy journey.Dr Richard Barker
Chair of the NASA GeneLab Advance Plant Research Group
An interesting and engaging data literacy platform that my year 7 students enjoyed. The topics covered are relevant to any broad KS2/3 curriculum and the addition of a game aspect adds to the experience. The teacher's console is easy to use, allowing pupil engagement data to be easily analysed.David Price
Classroom Teacher of Computer Science
Bishopshalt School, Hillingdon UK
The understanding, organization and communication of information is paramount in the development of scientifically literate, critical thinking, life-long learners. Kids in Data and the "Space Invaders" data literacy game is a fantastic way to engage learners in data handling and communication. This is a multi-disciplinary skill that can truly help a student throughout the rest of their lives. It's also fun!Gil Cauthorn
Astrobotany Research and Education Program Coordinator, Osaka, Japan
Make data fun! Play games and learn!
Learn using games
Start your data literacy journey through game play experience. Space Invaders is our first offering to gamify the learning experience.
Want to customise kids data literacy journey? Need advanced tutorials? Data expert options provide a number of additional features to extend the platform to your own workshop needs.
A REST API is available for your workshop, allowing direct integration to modern analytics tools.
Download your data in a format that suits your needs, whether it is Microsoft Excel or comma-separated value (CSV) file.
Qlik Sense application
Download our simple Qlik Sense template application and build your custom workshop faster.
Be data lit - Empathy
This is the first of several ‘Be Data Lit’ blog posts, a series focused on helping young people understand and interpret data in a fun and engaging way! In this blog, I focus on the power of “empathy”. I share a story of how a character called “Hero” teaches data literacy to school children in a fun way using Kids in Data and empathy.Read..
Finding LEGO treasure using data analytics
Children need to move and play to develop their brain. So, it's no surprise that they can't help themselves from building when presented with LEGO bricks, today I am sharing my very own LEGO story using data. I will be taking the children through a journey showing them how to build the data knowledge brick by brick and discover their own LEGO treasure!Read..
Data literacy pyramid
Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, create and communicate data as information. I explore how Kids in Data turns raw data into key insights.Read..
Data literacy workshop at school
Read about how workshops were run at a primary school with pupils aged between 7 and 10 using Space Invaders and Qlik Sense!Read
Aaron's data literacy beginning
Find out how a six year old started his data literacy journey with his dad using a game and Qlik Sense!Read