Introducing a Brand New Tuva Datasets Library

We are excited to unveil a brand new look to the Tuva Datasets Library!

As the number of datasets, activities, and lessons continues to increase on the Tuva platform, we are striving to make it easy for you to filter and find the right curriculum resource that meets your needs.

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Screenshot of the new Tuva Datasets Library

The new Tuva Datasets Library page is arranged as follows:

  1. Find all the Filter categories and sub-categories on the left sidebar.
  2. Filter by Subject / Topic, Grade Level, Science (NGSS Core Ideas), Math topic, Dataset Size, Place / Region, and Language.
  3. Easily switch between 15 free datasets (Tuva Basic) and All datasets (Tuva Premium) in the library.
  4. Easily toggle between Block View and List View for all resources.
  5. Quickly find all the archived datasets and activities.

Stay tuned for additional updates and enhancements to the new Tuva Datasets Library!

Introducing the Archives Section in the Tuva Datasets Library

The Tuva Datasets Library continues to grow, with new datasets, activities, and lessons added on a regular basis.

Thousands of educators around the world use the Tuva Datasets, the interactive graphing and data tools, and inquiry-based activities to effectively address math and science standards, concepts, and practices in their classrooms.

As we curate and add new datasets and activities to the Tuva Datasets Library, it it becoming essential that the library is kept fresh.

What can we do to preserve many of the older datasets that are no longer be relevant? Today, we are introducing the Archives section within the Tuva Datasets Library.

Archives Section on the Tuva Datasets page
Archives Section on the Tuva Datasets page


Once a free or a Tuva Premium dataset is archived, it will be placed in the Archives section of the library.

Once the dataset is archived, all the activities and lessons related to that dataset are archived as well.

Screenshot of an archived dataset.
Screenshot of an archived dataset.

The archived datasets and activities will appear in the Search results, but they will be clearly marked as ARCHIVED.

The Archives section will ensure that the Tuva Datasets Library remains fresh, and that you are able to find the datasets, activities, and lessons that meet your needs.

Google Classroom & Tuva

Do you use Google Classroom to manage your classes, distribute assignments, and communicate with your students?

With just a few clicks, you can now integrate all your Google Classroom classes and students into Tuva! Here is how to use this feature:

  1. From your teacher dashboard, click on the Google Classroom button. Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 12.02.47 PM
  2. Google will ask you to give Tuva the permission to connect to your Google Classroom account. Click on Allow. 
  3. Tuva will fetch all your existing classes and students from Google Classroom. Choose the class and students you want to import into Tuva. Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 4.16.14 PM
  4. Choose a Grade and provide a Section name for this class. Click Add. Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 11.49.12 AM
  5. That’s it! You have just synced one of your Google Classroom classes on Tuva! Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 11.49.23 AM

Announcing the latest Tuva Collection on the United States Government

What are the underlying foundations of the United States government? What are the functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of our government and how do they work with each other? Who are the 8 chief justices currently in the United States Supreme Court? What are the demographics of our Senate and the House of Representatives?

Today, we are excited to announce the latest Tuva Collection on the US Government for Tuva Premium subscribers. The US Government  collection enables students to learn and critically think about the different aspects of the federal government through the lens of data.

United States Capital

Some of the current datasets and activities in the US Government collection include:

  1. The demographics of the Senate and House of Representatives
  2. Past presidents of the United States
  3. Executive orders and vetoes by past presidents
  4. The Electoral College and past election results

These datasets and activities are just a start. Over the coming months, we will continue to curate and publish new datasets and activities that you can use in your math, social studies, english, and other classes to explore various aspects of the US government with your students.

We are just over a month into the new administration in the White House. The US Government collection is a fantastic way to meaningfully engage our students in important civics issues through the lens of data.

Thank you for your data stories Professor Hans Rosling

Yesterday a data visionary, public educator, and storyteller Professor Hans Rosling passed away in Uppsala, Sweden.

Dr.Rosling was a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. He founded the Gapminder Foundation in 2005, and decided to dedicate his time and energy to use data and statistics to debunk myths and provide a truer picture of our world.

In his 10 TED Talks — the most ever by a single person — he addressed critical global issues such as population growth, child mortality, poverty, and many others through the lens of data and simple statistics.

There has never been a more important time to enable our students and future global citizens to think critically about information, ask questions, use data as evidence, and have the ability to make sense of data and statistics they encounter every day.

All of us at Tuva have been greatly inspired by Professor Rosling’s vision and work, and in his passing, we are doubling down on our mission to make data and statistics accessible and usable for all.

Thank you Professor Hans Rosling, for your data stories and all your inspiration!

The Tuva team