Archive for March, 2013

March 20th, 2013 - 9:05 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

History of Home Heating

Imagine your home without heating or cooling. Imagine having to bundle up inside in order to stay warm. Some people are still faced with this today, and my home actually does not have central heating or AC. But it is still much better than 100 years ago. This infographic is a great example of a [&he[...]

March 19th, 2013 - 10:51 pm § in Uncategorized

The Senate as a social network diagram

Today’s infographic is interactive. It allows you to view various sessions of the Senate and view who voted the same during that session. It is very interesting to see what Dem and Rep are connected, and which vote independent of their party. For instance, during the current session, Senator S[...]

March 17th, 2013 - 11:16 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

War and Peace

This infographic found on is a great infographic about major wars of since America became a country. It goes through every war, from the American Revolution to post 9/11 and shows the amount of time spent in battle, the amount of money spent on war, and the number of lives lost. According [...]

March 11th, 2013 - 1:50 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Employers Identify Top 5 Job Skills

The other day I came up with a great way to give extra credit while strengthening your students. Giving extra credit for bringing in necessary supplies, such as tissues, is great, but students who give an extra push that will help them later on in life should get rewarded. Tangible rewards are one o[...]

March 8th, 2013 - 10:13 am § in Uncategorized

Ice Cream Currency Calculator

In America, especially, ice cream is very important. We eat it just as it is, we add toppings, we add it to pies and birthday cakes, we even have socials just to celebrate ice cream. And all around the world different countries put a different price on this beloved dessert. Take a look at this [&hel[...]

March 6th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities, STEM

Amount of Water Wasted at your Home

As you, and some of your students, know, the water bill is not very expensive. It is not typically something people think about when they try to cut expenses. But what people don’t think about, is the impact on the environment. Growing up, I would see commercials about this, but not as many an[...]

March 4th, 2013 - 1:35 pm § in Uncategorized

Stress in the Workplace

This is a great infographic for those who are just entering the workplace, and for those who are feeling stressed in school. Stress can have a very negative affect on students and employees, as the infographic shows, it can take a toll on productivity and safety. Go over this infographic with your s[...]