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Lesson 4: Data collection

This lesson will review types of data computers collect through the concept of a user profile. Data can get quite complex and include multiple connected pieces of information, such as a name, photo, and age. Computers get data because humans give it to them. Do students have information they would rather keep private?

Included Resources

A pdf activity template provided for students to create a paper data profile of themselves with hand-drawn pixel image, likes, dislikes, fuzzy measurements (for example, hair length, shoe size). For younger students, instead of using a pixel grid, use basic shapes to help create an image (rhombus, trapezoid, triangle, and so on).