Archive for September, 2013

September 30th, 2013 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Five Ways to Clean Up Space Junk

As you and your students may be able to imagine, our planet is filled with trash. Most of what we consume today is considered not to be used more than a few times, and so we throw it in a trash can and then put it on the street for the trash men to take […][...]

September 26th, 2013 - 12:59 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

Eight Things Successful People Do

Don’t follow the herd. Don’t have a back-up plan. Word hard. Two of these are obvious, the third goes against common wisdom. But all three are things successful people do according to this infographic. You want your students to be successful, and most likely your students also want to be[...]

September 24th, 2013 - 11:33 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Literary Periods and Movements

From Medieval to Postmodern, there have been many authors that can be divided into literary movements based on popular culture, scientific innovations, and political events. Using a standard timeline and colors for each movement, this infographic goes in to the major literary movements, but not into[...]

September 23rd, 2013 - 7:37 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Health, STEM

Amazing Facts about the Human Body

Anyone who has studied anatomy and physiology at all would agree that the human body is amazing. It is a machine that keeps us moving and creating, and recreates itself to keep itself healthy. It has defense mechanisms and the ability to reproduce, all while nourishing itself by using our environmen[...]

September 19th, 2013 - 12:50 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Genetically Wired

Depending on the age of your students, most of them are beginning to experiment with one major drug. Caffeine. This infographic goes through the aspects of coffee and caffeine, including cities that indulge in it, countries that indulge in it, and various other facts about it. But it does so in an i[...]

September 18th, 2013 - 12:44 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

History of Activisim

Nearly every major figure in our history acted for what they thought was the common good. From our own George Washington, to Germany’s Adolf Hitler, they all had this in common. In addition, they all sparked some sort of change. Martin Luther helped spark religious reform. Martin Luther King J[...]

September 17th, 2013 - 11:22 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Edgar Allan Poe: A Graphic Tribute

Edgar Allan Poe is an important author to introduce your students to. He wrote very well, but also very dark. As this infographic shows, he did not have a great life, and so this probably influenced his writing greatly. I have actually visited the cemetery in which his mother is buried in Richmond, [...]

September 16th, 2013 - 7:32 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

The Ten Best Inventions of All Time

The ten best of anything can be a matter of opinion. Before sharing this infographic, have your students brainstorm the five or so best inventions. Then backtrack, and figure out what had to be invented in order for these items to be invented. For instance, in order to use Twitter or Facebook, the i[...]

September 13th, 2013 - 1:06 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Know Your Toilet

Your student’s may giggle at this infographic, but “no invention has saved more lives than a toilet. Billions still lack one. Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection. All of this, entirely preventable.” This quote is entirely true and taken from[...]

September 12th, 2013 - 12:25 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

A Literary Map of the United States

There are many maps that put people or ideas in a location on a map to show where they are from, and I believe it is a great idea. It shows the regional differences and allows the viewer to compare different parts of the United States. In this instance, the creator of this infographic put […][...]