Archive for April, 2014

April 29th, 2014 - 3:05 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The most important developments in human history

There are a lot of developments here. Some of them we don’t appear to use anymore. However, without all of these developments, we would not be where we are today. Try to find scientists and poll them as to what are the most important developments, and then poll your students. After all the of [...]

April 28th, 2014 - 4:19 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

The Beginning of Everything: The Big Bang

This infographic video goes through the the history of the Big Bang theory, both it’s discovery and how it worked. It is important to explain to your students that it is important to understand this theory, even if they do not believe it. It is important to appreciate and understand different [...]

April 22nd, 2014 - 2:50 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, STEM

The History of Press (Printing)

We are taught that Johann Gutenberg created the first printing press. But this infographic goes back to an older printer in 618 AC. It also says that Gutenberg’s was the first movable type. So why are we (or at least I) taught that Gutenberg invented the first printing press, and before this i[...]

April 21st, 2014 - 1:24 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

30 Insane Facts About Sleep

Begin this class on a survey of how your students sleep. What hours do your students sleep? How much sleep do your students get per night? How do your students personal habits affect sleep patterns? Young adults may not realize the importance of sleep, or simply choose to ignore the necessity of it.[...]

April 15th, 2014 - 4:55 pm § in Data Visualizations, history, Humanities, Uncategorized

Celebrating America’s Diversity

This infographic begins in the year 1820. What was going on in the world in 1820 that makes this infographic begin there. Do you agree that it should begin there? Should it begin earlier, or later? What were the biggest factors that led to immigration to America? Where did the immigrants settle in A[...]

April 14th, 2014 - 1:06 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

Engineering and Curiosity

What of these complex machines do you use in class? What complex machines do you and your students use every day? How will you use these machines to teach your students? One idea for teaching your students over the course of a year could be the development of discoveries from the simple to the compl[...]

April 8th, 2014 - 4:55 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, STEM

The History of Opportunity

In the opinion of you and your students, what was the biggest development that has led to our modern day life? The Gutenberg Press, the typewriter, electricity, the computer? How can your students harness this technology in order to take advantage of the opportunities this infographic claims there i[...]

April 7th, 2014 - 12:54 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, STEM, STEM

The Universe in Numbers

This infographic is an entertaining video on various aspects of the Universe. It goes into size, age, and different aspects of our universe. There are several important things that can be taught using this infographic. First of all, it does go against the Biblical idea that Earth is only 6,000 years[...]

April 1st, 2014 - 4:25 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, history, Humanities

Modern American Financial History

A friend once told me that he once had a history teacher who, because she had studied history teacher, she foresaw the recent recession coming. Let’s hope that she got all of her money out of stocks before it happened. There is also a saying that history repeats itself. Looking at this infogra[...]