Archive for August, 2012

August 31st, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

The DNA of a Successful Book

While your students may not be writing bestsellers anytime soon, this may still interest some of your more literary students. HipType compile this data on the content, genre, and readers of books, and may just have created a formula (or at least a starting point), for a successful book. Of course in[...]

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

Which Social Networks Take Home the Gold

Ignite Social Media does a report on social media networks every year, and based on the 2012 research, this infographic was created. This infographic is a great example of a well laid out infographic. Using various font sizes and font colors, it categorizes the various information shared. It also sh[...]

August 29th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

The Lifespan of Storage Media

With this infographic, give your students a blast from the past with the history and lifespan of storage media. Now, people are able to store everything online via “the cloud,” but this was not always the case. Throughout history, there have been different innovations in storage media th[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Drake Equation: How Many Alien Civilizations Exist?

This is a rather intense infographic, but it would be a good way to start a discussion on the topic of life on other planets. With the landing of Curiosity on Mars and it’s success thus far, I think it’s an interesting topic to discuss. This infographic uses an advanced math problem to d[...]

August 27th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM

Back-to-School: Then and Now

Here is another infographic to make students think, and hopefully be grateful for what they have. This infographic compares students (specifically college, but many things are applicable to grade school students) between different time eras, and even makes some projections. It talks mostly about acc[...]

August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Health, Humanities, STEM

It’s the End of the World as they know it

I still remember the first time I heard the Mayan theory of the end of time. I was in middle school. I don’t remember what we were studying, I actually think it was one of those things that a teacher taught in one class and it spread throughout the school, kind of like what a […][...]

August 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

The Shark Survival Guide

This is the 25th year Animal Planet has hosted Shark Week, a week devoted to sharks. And to commemorate this, has created an infographic all about surviving  the dreaded shark attack. Being a North Carolina native, shark attacks are more common that I am comfortable with. Many Americans co[...]

August 13th, 2012 - 10:58 pm § in Data Sources, Health, Humanities, STEM

Physics of Olympic Bodies

As the Olympic frenzy draws to a close, it is time to analyze the events, the records, and the athletes themselves. This infographic compares Olympians both past and present, and shares how the changes in their physical anatomy has allowed for records to be broken. Unfortunately, the benefits that t[...]

August 12th, 2012 - 11:58 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

100 Years of Automotive Evolution

This infographic compares two vehicles, one made over 100 years ago, and one being made this year. It shares basic information about each, to show how far we have come. It shares that we now have safety features, entertainment features, and features beyond having to walk everywhere. This infographic[...]

August 10th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

When Dogs go Beyond Pets

About 50 years ago, a dog was named spot or fido, slept outside in a dog house, ate scraps, and ran around a fenced in backyard. Now they have names like Zoe (my dogs name), live inside, go on errands with us, eat special diets, and go to daycare. How did this change? Dogs do […][...]