Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

November 7th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Health, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Who Is Occupy Wall Street?

  Occupy Wall Street. This is the modern day strike. It is history in the making. It is important to make your students aware of this event, because it is something their children will be learning about. Being a former US History teacher, I taught about strikes. Thanks to unions, the popularity[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Health

A Sip of Soda

Nearly everyone drinks soda on a daily basis. One of the most common things to give up for Lent is soda. One of the most difficult things to give up is soda. It was some of the most addicting, legal chemicals including caffeine and sugar. Even when someone decides to switch to caffeine and sugar [&h[...]

October 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Health, Humanities

A global mood ring called Twitter

  Many things can be discovered about people by listening to them. One can gauge another’s points of view, ideas on various political issues, value system, and as shown in this infographic, their mood. By doing the modern day equivalent of listening to other peoples inner thoughts (readin[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health

The Successes and Failures of the Fight Against AIDS

  There is still much unknown about HIV/AIDS, but much more is known than 30 years ago. Despite more being known about it, there are still many wrong assumptions and fears. For prevention it is important to educate as well as to do research. Learning about this disease and brainstorming methods[...]

September 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, Humanities, STEM

Comparing the Number of People in Historical Events

This is a pretty cool interactive data tool from the BBC. It provides a graphical way to compare numbers of people related to historic events to numbers of people you know, say your Facebook friends. So, let’s say you have 50 Facebook friends. If they were all involved in the Battle of Gettysb[...]

September 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, Humanities, STEM

Internet se hará más global

I had initially decided to skip this infographic, brought to my attention via TICS Y FORMACIÓN and Alfredo Vela Zancada. But an Internet that is becoming more global has potential consequences that may be worth discussing in Social Studies class, Science, Math, and even Health. What does it do to t[...]

September 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities

A Better Life Index

This is one of the coolest infographics I’ve seen in a while, and it’s been sitting in my queue for more than two weeks. Part of my wants to post this as a fun Friday graphic — but this is important. What makes us happy? What makes for a good life? The interactive infographic, from[...]

August 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Health

Dynamic run paintings with Nike+

  Personal data collecting, or self-surveillance, is one of those concepts that is quite cool to some and a bit weird and self absorbed behavior to other, but, as Flowing Data says, ..with the Nike+, which lets you record your runs, thousands have taken part in measuring their performance a[...]

August 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Health, Humanities, STEM | The Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History

A bit of a scary graphic This is a sobbering infographic, illustrating the pandimics of recorded history. From the blog entry, Because a virus doesn’t care about state lines or national borders, it can wipe out millions and span multiple continents rapidly. Here is a look at the infect[...]

August 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health, STEM

Illustrating the Relationships between Disease Conditions

I especially like it when an infographic can be personalized, that is, it becomes a person tool for answering specific and important questions.  The Health InfoScape is an example.  I try not to run graphics generated by businesses unless their area of business coninsides with the public interests[...]