Archive for May, 2012

May 11th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Spotlight on movie profitability

  This infographic is great for those who may be interested in movies in the future, or a new way to show information. It takes a minute to understand, but once it is understood, I believe it is a genius way to share the information. Overall, from top to bottom it has genres and from […][...]

May 10th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations

Mapping the drug wars in Mexico

  Geographic maps are possibly one of the earliest and most culturally ingrained of visualizations. When you can lay data on top of a map, you have a rich and easily recognized story. This infographic does a great job of sharing information on a map. Gangs and mobs have been a part of history s[...]

May 9th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM

It’s a Smartphone’s World

  It’s important to know what your students have access to and what they will probably be using the future. For instance, as pens became more and more popular, over pencils or ink, what was available in the classroom as far as supplies probably changed. Now, in most secondary classes, pen[...]

May 8th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

What You Need to Know

  Our job, as educators, is to prepare our students for getting a job when they are ready. Most students will hopefully wait until they are in their early to mid 20s to begin their careers. Luckily for many of us, some will begin their careers at 16 or 18. But those who do attend […][...]

May 3rd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured

Are Google Search Trends Better Election Predictors Than Polls? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  One day we will be telling our kids we are older than Google. This is something I have read on Pinterest. Google is one of the largest, free services available. It began as a search engine, bought YouTube, replaced the need for a harddrive for students, and is now, possibly, one of the best [[...]