The New York Times developed Archie so that journalists can easily interact with dynamic data, no matter their coding abilities.
Why can’t students easily interact with their data?
We must embrace that same impetus that once drove teenagers to learn code and update the look of their MySpace page.
The student who has no experience with coding should be able to interact with their data with a simple, human readable function, like this:
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As the student gets more proficient in writing data (through specialized in-App learning programs), they’ll be able to create their own Apps and share them with other students around the world.
Since the House of Muses, access to information has been a hallmark of education. Why shouldn’t Information Age students have to access play with and learn from their own information?