Archive for July, 2012

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

The generation that doesn’t Power Down

Walking around, anywhere, a person will see dozens of mobile devices used by a variety of people in a variety of ways. Nearly everyone has a cell phone, at least for emergencies, and uses it for more than just emergencies. Most people use it as their primary phone line, and the majority of those use[...]

July 24th, 2012 - 10:38 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Journey of a BioCup

Today’s infographic is rather elaborate, but very interesting. Sanitation and recycling is something that is a rather new concept. At one point in history, clothes were worn until they fell apart. Now they are worn for a few months. At another point, plates were a hot commodity and passed down[...]

July 23rd, 2012 - 10:07 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Infographic: America’s Not-So-Proud Tradition of Government Corruption

Our government is corrupt. It is a fact. It is made up of human beings and since people are not perfect, neither is our government. Our government is full of good people as well, but unfortunately people are more interested in the corrupt aspects than the good. But corruption isn’t a new thing[...]

July 17th, 2012 - 12:43 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Sizing Up the American Dream

Economics is tough for people of any age, and it is important to teach the basics of it at a young age. This infographic from NPR does a great job of showing how the American dream has changed over the years. With this infographic, share with your students the cost of having ones American dreams [&h[...]

July 16th, 2012 - 1:40 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Poverty in the US by the Numbers

If you are teaching in a private school, or a very lucky public school, this infographic at would be a great introduction to a segment on helping others that are in need, and exploring your community outside of you bubble. Even in today’s economy, there are still bubble all over the [...]

July 11th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Evolution of the Telephone

Imagine a world, in which the only way to communicate an urgent message was to send a messenger on horseback with a letter, and wait for the messengers return, hopefully with a reply. Today, may decisions are made in a matter of seconds because we are able to pick up a cell phone anywhere, and [&hel[...]

July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

The Olympics Torch Relay

The 2013 Olympics begins soon, and once again, that means the continuation of the Olympic torch being passed. This event is a great opportunity for a history lesson. It began thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, in the year 776 BCE. It continued for around 1200 years, and then there was a 1500 ye[...]

July 3rd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

The World Without The Internet

Believe it or not, there are still people in the world, and even in America, who do not use the internet, some even by choice! I had a college professor in 2005 who lived without power or running water. I doubt he used the internet very regularly. I will admit that without it, our social […][...]

July 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Solar Home

As you study the heat and the sun, or alternative power sources, this is a great infographic to show. This infographic centers on solar power in the United States. It shows the cost of using solar power, and the benefit of it. According to this infographic, solar power is a great alternative to usin[...]