USCOTS Keynote “Communication Rumination: Engaging with Sci-comm & Edutainment”
Thanks for attending (or viewing here), and here are key references/resources (in order of mention):
statistical birthday song satisfies CDC’s recommended 20 seconds for handwashing!
Schonger & Sele (2020). How to Better Communicate the Exponential Growth of Infectious Diseases, PLOS ONE, 15(12), 1-13.
great framework and examples in van der Bles et al. (2019). Communicating uncertainty about facts, numbers and science. Royal Society Open Science, 6: 181870. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181870 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/epdf/10.1098/rsos.181870
https://CAUSEweb.org/fun offers some usage guidance, literature, and a searchable collection of statistics educational fun items free to use in your classroom; also see work by Lesser, Pearl, etc. on STEM educational fun items and papers and humor
some sci-comm journals are International Journal of Science Education (Part B), Journal of Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication (rare article on teaching statistics in the communication literature: “Of course I’m communicating; I lecture every day”); here is some discussion on the challenge of defining sci-comm
discipline-based communication resources in mathematics (NCTM Communications Handbook and https://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/) and statistics (Statistical Significance, Stats and Stories, World of Statistics, etc.)
Mannshardt’s Amstat News piece on “flipping the paradigm” for communication
Wired magazine’s video series of explanations in 5 levels of increasing complexity for particular topics such as machine learning [for a further illustration, my teaching the topic of polls/surveys at increasing levels of complexity starts with an episode of a TV show for lower elementary schoolers and then a syndicated newspaper supplement for upper elementary schoolers]
increase engagement (and/or your own big picture insight) by trying briefer communication formats: a JSDSE webinar (prepared part = 20 minutes), a 3-minute thesis competition (details), a 2-minute video abstract (example; tips), 90-second elevator pitch contest, 75-second radio program script (e.g., weather statistics, capture-recapture), a 10-second jingle or limerick!
my research on Spanish-speaking emergent bilinguals learning statistics has been reported for researchers (Nov. 2009 SERJ), for teacher educators (2020 book chapter), for teachers (spring 2011 STN), and for a general adult audience (a fall 2016 alumni magazine)
Wagler/Lesser 2016 eCOTS videoposter illustrating 3 tools for assessing instructional materials’ readability
analyze communication patterns in your classroom (e.g., Lesser & Kephart JSE paper)