Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Statisticians and Significant Numbers

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my longer weekend, I’m going to go ahead and post three infographics now, and while I’m not perfect, we can hope I won’t do it again. Second of all, I did not take statistics, I was not a math major, but after a few minutes I thought [&[...]

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[...]

November 4th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous

What Music Do People (Dis)Like the Most?

Music can be very controversial. Sit heavy metal fan in a car for a ride across a state listening to country, and there may be some ill feelings within a matter of minutes. Music can set some ones mood, whether they are happy or sad. It can remind people of good times and bad times. […][...]

November 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Visualizing Geospatial Data in 3D

  Rather than a post about an actual infographic today, I am blogging about a way to create the infographics. has created a great free app (free as of 10/30/11), that allows one to enter information as a spreadsheet about various geographical points, and view the information on a[...]

October 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

Top 10 Mark Twain #Quotes *INFOGRAPHIC*

Introducing a classic book can be tough. They are considered out of date, not relevant to todays world. They are boring and hard to understand. They are written in the language of the time, rather than today’s language, and so may as well have been written in Greek. But once a student realizes[...]

October 7th, 2011 - 9:33 pm § in Miscellaneous

It's like comparing apples and oranges!

Some people say you can’t compare apples and oranges. But one man took it upon himself to do just that. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it is a fair comparison. His opinion is a little biased. This infographic is a great way to show writers bias. Anytime anyone writes something, they i[...]

September 30th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Miscellaneous

Americans Get Out the Door Late

OK, go figure.  GOOD is one of the generators of infographics I respect the most, but I don’t know anyone who leaves for work at 9:00.  Evidently they’re out there.  It might be interesting to ask students what time they’d like to leave for school, given that they’d be com[...]

September 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

Who's Using What Media and When?

It is getting harder and harder to separate the fun from the important. I’m posting this one on fun Friday, even though the infographic from this Magi Generational Strategies study tells a story. From the AdAgeBlogs post, A new study by Magid Generational Strategies breaks down who’s usi[...]

September 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

What is a College Degree Worth?

This is from the U.S. Census Bureau, a blog called Random Samplings.  It seeks to answer the questions, “How likely am I to be employed and how much money will I make, if I get a degree.  The two graphs are a result of the “Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates” re[...]

September 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous, ready, Uncategorized

Five years of Kiva lending and borrowing

This is one of the coolest video graphics I’ve seen in a long time. I’m probably a sucker for time progressive videos and that it tracks the progress of one of the most interesting and potent ideas on the Internet, Kiva, certainly doesn’t hurt. This is global economics of the heart[...]