Making data exciting

There are two ways to make data exciting:

  1. Have the data come from something exciting in the first place (see Pimpact on student learning)

  2. Display it in an engaging way.

You can always make an argument for the former, but your students may care as little for your argument as for the data to begin with.  Here's one cool take on the latter:

Here's another, which I find myself showing in class frequently: