Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

April 26th, 2013 - 11:50 pm § in Data Visualizations, Miscellaneous, STEM


Preceden (click to view video) I have been working on the history of my home town, and the book I am using is organized by subject and time, making it a little difficult to keep track of events as they occurred. I just came across this great website that easily allows you to create a […][...]

April 7th, 2013 - 11:12 pm § in featured, Miscellaneous

Teaching and Learning Essential Mindsets

Recently I have made the decision to return to school to get my masters in history. After several years of being out of school, I have thought a lot about what it takes to be a good student, and I wish I had thought about this when I was in grade school or I was […][...]

November 21st, 2012 - 7:43 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

A Good Example of an Educational Infographic

OK, so there’s a thin line between education and marketing.  Perhaps it isn’t even a line at all.  At any rate, this infographic seeks to educate small local businesses on the fact that people who shop online are not just looking for Apple, Target, and Amazon, the three main online des[...]

July 16th, 2012 - 1:40 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Poverty in the US by the Numbers

If you are teaching in a private school, or a very lucky public school, this infographic at would be a great introduction to a segment on helping others that are in need, and exploring your community outside of you bubble. Even in today’s economy, there are still bubble all over the [...]

July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

The Olympics Torch Relay

The 2013 Olympics begins soon, and once again, that means the continuation of the Olympic torch being passed. This event is a great opportunity for a history lesson. It began thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, in the year 776 BCE. It continued for around 1200 years, and then there was a 1500 ye[...]

April 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

The Coupon's Comeback

  With the economy’s dip, and our expectations of comfort at an all time high, people have done everything they can to save money and maintain the “basic” comforts. There is even a show about people who spend all their time saving money using coupons. But all of this work does[...]

March 15th, 2012 - 11:16 pm § in Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, Miscellaneous

The Power of Pinterest

One of my favorite new social networking sites is Pinterest. It is an online pinboard on which you can add photos, or view photos that others have pinned. You can then repin them onto pinboards you create. Most of the pins link to websites that describe the picture further. I primarily use it for de[...]

February 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Even on $15,000 a Year, Most Young People Buy Smartphones

  This infographic shares the importance of smartphones for everyone by age group. It reveals that many young adults are willing to purchase a smartphone even with a very limited income. But why is this? The youngest teachers were brought up in a generation when cell phones were first becoming [...]

January 18th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, Miscellaneous

Do College Freshmen Feel Academically Prepared for Classes?

  To continue with the theme of preparation for the rest of ones life, this infographic shows how college students feel about being ready for college. I went to Western Carolina University, a great school, but not as popular as UNC or NC State (the two main schools my classmates attended), and [...]

January 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

It seems a good way to start the new year, by looking back at the previous one.  Perhaps we should have done that sooner, but IGaD has been on a bit of a hiatus.  I will direct you, then, to Nathan Yau’s FlowingData and his list of the Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011. I’m [&he[...]