Bonnie and Nancy, social studies teachers from Maize South Middle School, hooked me up with ZipSkinny a few weeks ago. Pretty cool stuff. Put in a zipcode, press the “Get the skinny!” button and end with so much organized data you won’t know where to go first!

Info on education, martial status, income, local economics, housing market, comparisons with other zipcodes with the choice of displaying the data in text or visual formats. Use it along with InspireData or another database program to help kids detect trends and patterns in local, state and national demographics. A great way to meet econ and geography indicators in the standards!