Big Data for Little Kids

Last December, Gallup consultancy and the Business-Higher Education Forum published a study that ensured that in 5 years, 69% of those responsible for human resources will prioritize those candidates who have knowledge and skills in data analysis. In fact, the so-called big data is one of the fields with more demand and that can generate more professional opportunities.

Aware of this, some institutions are already developing projects to stimulate interest in data among kids. This is the case of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) that has promoted a two-year project called Big Data for Little Kids that is aimed at 7 and 8 year old boys and girls and their families. The initiative aims to deepen the understanding of how young children define, collect, represent and interpret data, as well as identifying the necessary supports for families to interact with their children in data search activities.