My principal wants to start a data wall of every student in our school. Is there an effective way to do this using Web 2.0 tools?

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Can you be more specific about what you mean by a "data wall"?

Are you looking for pure metrics such as attendance, grades, test scores, etc that will only be used by teachers/administrators? Is so, sites like http://jupitergrades.com/ http://www.engrade.com/ and http://www.thinkwave.com/ might work

If that's not what you're looking for toss out some more specific details of your vision and folks might have other resources

It is literally a wall with student data on it like test scores. The idea is to be able to visualize students’ academic needs and chart their progress as each student is remediated. 

We are currently using Google Docs (spreadsheet) as our data wall for freshmen students. All students' names and various test scores are entered into different columns and/or tabs. You can set values for different columns so that if a student's score lands in a certain value range, that box will change to an appointed color. It gives us a nice visual to look at when discussing and organizing data.

That's a great idea and thank you for sharing.

Michaela,

Could you show me an example of how you do this or tell me how to? I would really appreciate it.

No problem! I created a quick example with instructions using Google Drive that you can access here. Please let me know if you have problems with the link or if you have questions about the example. I believe you need to have a gmail account to access or work with the document. Right now, you'll only be able to edit. If you click on "file" and select "make a copy" you'll be able to work with and edit the document. Hope this helps!

You are incredible. Thank you so much.

Hey guys, my company works on a tool that allows administrators and teachers to enter scores and color code them based on what the values are.

I know this is not the place to promote products, but I'm really hoping we could set up a mutually beneficial relationship, where I can learn what you, as educators need, and I could provide you those tools. :)

Here's a screenshot of what it does now:

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