Archive for April, 2012

April 30th, 2012 - 11:35 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Religion World

  Today’s infographic from uses a web to describe and categorize a variety of religions in the world. Religion is one of the most universal things, although it varies widely. Everyone believes in something, even in the belief of nothing, and it shows a lot about what a culture f[...]

April 30th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

State of the Union

  Today’s infographic takes various key words in State of the Union addresses since 2001 and creates size bubbles based on their use. Words and subjects include economy, war, and family. It shows a variety of things, including what is important to the President, and what is important to t[...]

April 27th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

All sizes | The Evolution of the Geek (Infographic) | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

At one point in history, being a geek was not a good thing. Geeks were picked on and made fun of. Now they are at the top of the totem pole. They still may be physically scrawny, but they are the quarterbacks of social media, the new student lounge. Share this with your students. The […][...]

April 26th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Economic Crime Around the World

  With increasing geekdom, that will be talked about in tomorrow’s blog, comes an increasing ability to spy on each other. Now, I believe that if you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t be afraid of being captured by the camera on the corner, and as far as I know I don&[...]

April 25th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Revealing where Photos are Taken in the World

  This infographic is a great way of going over recent current events from last year. Current events stay current for about five minutes before they change or something new happens. But, looking back, something that didn’t seem very important at the time, can be realized to be incredibly [...]

April 24th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

America’s Aging Workforce

  Working with people with whom you share very little can be very difficult. There is little to talk about at the water cooler, and when trying to persuade a coworker to see your way, it helps to know them a little better. A place of employment will always have a variety of people in […][...]

April 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Most College-Educated Counties in America – Education – GOOD

  Since 1940, a significantly larger percentage of adults have college degrees. It became more desirable, then more affordable, then more common. Now a mere college degree isn’t as desired. A master’s is now what is desired. This infographic, shared by Good, is a great way of showin[...]

April 20th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Pampered Pets

  Pets have always been pampered (the Shih-tzu was originally bred to warm the feet of Chinese royalty), but not like they are today. Dog groomers weren’t very common until recent decades, and spa days were unheard of. Dogs now have daycares and hotels, rather than being left alone or kep[...]

April 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Making Data Beautiful

  What would you rather see, a black and white bar graph, or a map with various data, a web and lots of colors? Which one would draw you in more? Which one is easier? Sometimes easier isn’t better, and making an infographic is a prefect example. The purpose of an infographic is to convey [...]

April 18th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Connected learning resources and infographic

  Every student learns differently, and every teaching method is different. But every teacher knows that it is difficult to marry a learning student to a particular learning method. Students are constantly growing and changing, and so is information on teaching. My take on this infographic is t[...]