Archive for April, 2011

April 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm § in Miscellaneous

Turn Your Life into an Infographic

There are many reasons why infographics can serve education — why they have served education. Of course, one of the most compelling is that the concepts gives learners one more way to express their learning. According to the Bit Rebels blog entry… There is no question that people lately [...]

April 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

25 Jawdropping YouTube Video Facts, Figures & Statistics

Jaw-dropping is right. One of the best ways for a popular website to crow about its successes is the use of statistics. This is even more true with the world of video, which is ruled by things like view counts, comments, subscriptions, and ratings. We’ve all heard some of YouTube’s most imp[...]

April 27th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Can Facebook Affect Your College Admission?

Lots of conversation can come out of this infographic about your web footprint, your virtual identity, and the importance of keeping it clean. As everyone knows Facebook is virtually in everything these days, even making it’s way into college admissions. In fact 80% of America’s top colleges are[...]

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

TEDMED visualizes health

This is a cool interactive visualization that enables the user to compare the states with other states and with the national average. Again, lots of opportunities to ask questions that start with “Why?” The visualization above, created as part of GE’s sponsorship of TEDMED, allows [...]

April 25th, 2011 - 9:55 am § in Uncategorized

Social Media and College Admissions

Are colleges using social media as part of the stu dent admis sions process? explored this topic with the Read ing Stu dents like an Open Face book info graph ic.  It’s hard enough to get teenagers to under stand that online pho tos and sta tus updates will be a per ma nent record [...]

April 25th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in STEM

How Renewable Energy is Working for Hawaii

It’s a corporate infographic, so that angle has to be factored in — perhaps a good place to practice the art of asking questions about the answer you see. From the infographic… Hawaii is one of the most fossil fuel-dependent States in the nation, but the Hawaiian Clean Energy Initi[...]

April 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Easter by the Numbers

Here in the United States, we eat soooo much candy at Easter. Delicious chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, Peeps, jelly beans and more. It doesn’t take a healthcare degree to figure out what all that candy means for our bodies. If you want to keep the pounds off, stay away from the basket. But if[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Uncategorized

Are Public Schools Flunking or Passing?

This data set is part of the Harris Poll from Harris Interactive. Link:  [...]

April 20th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Interactive Infographic of the World’s Best Countries

This is one of the best infographics I’ve seen.  You select from among the countries, arranged by a ranking index.  The graphic shows the rating for each of the following categories of national health: education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism, and political environment. Like wit[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Health

Sugar consumption buckets

Lovely imagery showing sugar consumption for day through lifetime. The average American consumes 45.3 pounds of sugar in a year. It’s a part of a read-later NYT article on the toxicity of sugar. Check out the similar pic for high fructose corn syrup. [via]     Source Blog Post: htt[...]