Explore your Internet habits with open data in a safe and accessible way
It can be hard for people to understand the value, role and consequences of data, due to its abstract character. It is hard to imagine being more than just a consumer (end-user) of a complex service like a social network. Students may not have yet had the opportunity to have empowering, open interactions with digital data services yet - even though they play such a crucial part in today's society.
Learnings At the Open Education Hackdays we worked on a learning concept that helps students to grasp and work with their own data in a safe and accessible way. It is an instrument to also teach about connecting to and contributing to sources of open data: the basis for a "short and fun" data literacy module, which allows students to 1) gather first experiences with data as well as 2) get a more concrete understand of data and its role in today's society. This could be used in a school activity, the school curriculum, or within the wider community.
Screenshot of desktop application
Tracks to Digital Awareness
A work in progress. More details can be found in the wiki
1) Install all the libs:
pip install -Ur requirements.txt
2) Close your browser and run our graphical client:
3) Push the button.
You can also use our tool on the command line:
1) Close your browser, then run:
Optionally put a copy of your cached SQLite database in the
private folder if you want to keep your browser running.
2) Now pipe the resulting extracted content into our data packager, and save the resulting output, like this:
cat private/websites.csv | python packager.py datapackage > datapackage/data/places_100.csv
3) Look at the contents of the
datapackage folder for the resulting (anonymized) data and report.