Archive for the ‘Data Sources’ Category

August 7th, 2014 - 1:22 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations

Mom and Dad: How they Spend their Weekdays (1965 and 2011)

This is an interesting infographic showing the way the average American mom and dad spent their weekdays in 1965 and 2011. This is a great infographic to use as an example for how to create infographics. First, it’s a great example of a bar chart. This type of chart can be used as a comparison[...]

July 18th, 2014 - 2:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

10 Years of iMusic

Technology changes with time. As one piece of technology becomes superior, another becomes inferior. This infographic portrays something interesting, iPod sales and iTunes songs purchased increased together until the mid and late 2000s, but by 2010, iPod sales were decreasing while iTunes sales cont[...]

July 11th, 2014 - 2:49 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

8 Great Things to do in London

Traveling is a lot of fun. Especially when one travels to another country or even just to another part of America, one is able to learn about another culture and different people. London may be one of the best cities in which to learn about a variety of cultures. One thing that threw me off [&hellip[...]

July 4th, 2014 - 2:36 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

America’s Birthday by the Numbers

Every year Americans celebrates their independence in a variety of ways, as this infographic shows. My family used to go to join my mom’s family by a lake for a picnic and then watch fireworks across the lake. My cousins would go early in the morning to get a spot right on the lake. I [&hellip[...]

July 3rd, 2014 - 1:49 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

How Long Will It Take to Watch

Sadly, binge watching television shows has become the pastime where binge reading once was. However, this is an interesting portrayal of information. Beginning with Sherlock and going down to 24, this infographic shares how long it would take to watch a series of popular tv shows without a break (al[...]

April 29th, 2014 - 3:05 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The most important developments in human history

There are a lot of developments here. Some of them we don’t appear to use anymore. However, without all of these developments, we would not be where we are today. Try to find scientists and poll them as to what are the most important developments, and then poll your students. After all the of [...]

April 28th, 2014 - 4:19 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

The Beginning of Everything: The Big Bang

This infographic video goes through the the history of the Big Bang theory, both it’s discovery and how it worked. It is important to explain to your students that it is important to understand this theory, even if they do not believe it. It is important to appreciate and understand different [...]

April 22nd, 2014 - 2:50 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The History of Press (Printing)

We are taught that Johann Gutenberg created the first printing press. But this infographic goes back to an older printer in 618 AC. It also says that Gutenberg’s was the first movable type. So why are we (or at least I) taught that Gutenberg invented the first printing press, and before this i[...]

April 21st, 2014 - 1:24 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

30 Insane Facts About Sleep

Begin this class on a survey of how your students sleep. What hours do your students sleep? How much sleep do your students get per night? How do your students personal habits affect sleep patterns? Young adults may not realize the importance of sleep, or simply choose to ignore the necessity of it.[...]

April 14th, 2014 - 1:06 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

Engineering and Curiosity

What of these complex machines do you use in class? What complex machines do you and your students use every day? How will you use these machines to teach your students? One idea for teaching your students over the course of a year could be the development of discoveries from the simple to the compl[...]