June 14, 2019
Ready for fun? Here are some ideas for how to get creative with your data. All you need to get started is an adventurous spirit and the data you can find using our tabular data tool or other tools and resources on IECAM.
Make your own custom charts, graphs or maps using data found on IECAM. IECAM can help you create these maps and charts, or you can try your hand with creating them yourself using online tools such as Datawrapper or Google’s Data Studio. The only thing these programs require are the spreadsheets you can download from IECAM and a desire to paint your community’s data picture!
Tell your data story to engage stakeholders and build understanding of your organization’s data needs and uses. Get started by using this Data Story Activity Guide from ECDataWorks.
Make a game like this Jeopardy game created on the Jeopardy lab website. Games can help engage audiences and serve as excellent ice breakers for staff meetings or retreats. IECAM recommends you divide into teams for this one!
Grab a screenshots or links to maps and charts on IECAM to share with stakeholders. This one shows all the publicly-funded early childhood services in Illinois. Need help with screenshots? Find PC instructions here and Mac instructions here.