Archive for September, 2011

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 29th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities

Digital Up • Print Down

My Thursday data posts are the hardest ones to find and put together.  It’s not that there aren’t a lot of data stories out there.  It’s just that this a raw material, rather than finished product — the infographics. This one seems to be telling an obvious story that your s[...]

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

Rectangular subdivisions of the world

This map is just plain interesting. It is a map of the world made up of rectangles, each with an equal number of geo-tagged tweets. In other worlds it is a Twitter density map. So, what does the map tell us. What do it relate to? What other type of map might it look the […][...]

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 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 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Are We Still Reading?

I probably spend more time thinking about, looking for, and working on the Thursday data source IGaDs than the other four days put together.  Data is cool and it’s a huge part of just about every institution’s conversation today.  The term, data-driven decision making, has almost becom[...]

September 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

American Men are Happier than Women?

Here’s an infographic I ran across while trying out the iPad app, which apparently helps me to read the stories that people in my network are reading.  I do not remember who I found this through and Alltop is not one of my usual channels, but the graphic is quite interesting. One of t[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

The Geography of Jobs

This one is a bit of a downer, but it has much to say about the United States.  It’s an interactive infographic, from TIP Strategies, that traces the gain and loss of jobs in the U.S. since 2004.  Things are going well until you see something big happening in the gulf coast, and then 2008 [&[...]

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[...]