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Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics.
Cognitive Dissonance (1957) Authors: Leon Festinger For many cognitive therapists (Aron Beck in particular) feelings are understood to be generated by thoughts. Some thoughts evoke positive feelings; others negative feelings.
Added by Jeff Dunn on 2011-11-22 So you just downloaded a few educational apps that you think might be useful in your classroom. How do you accurately compare and contrast them? Thanks to a new app review rubric from by eMobilize , it’s easier than ever to understand just how useful an app may be in the classroom.
Information visualization is essential in making sense out of large data sets. Often, high-dimensional data are visualized as a collection of points in 2-dimensional space through dimensionality reduction techniques. However these traditional methods often do not capture well the underlying structural information, clustering, and neighborhoods. GMap is an algorithm that turns these information into geographic maps, which are intuitive to most people. In the following you will find maps illustrating relations between books, movies/TV shows, musics, and collaborative relations between authors. Joint work with Emden Gansner, Stephen Kobourov and Chris Volinsky.
visualisation-wordle-graphic There’s a continuing stream of tools and resources for visualising all kinds of data. After coming across quite a few sources myself and from other sources (including Journadism’s excellent list , the extensive article – Data Visualisation: Modern Approaches from Smashing Magazine and a recent presentation by Max Gadney of the BBC for the Information Design Association) I thought it would be useful for anyone who reads this post (and myself) to make another list.
Who enjoys the fastest internet? South Koreans do, according to Ookla- the average South Korean Internet connection is more than 3x faster than the average connection in the US. Eastern European countries like Latvia and Lithuania are also at the top of the pool. Within the US, there is tremendous variation by state. Delaware, a very small state, has the fastest connections (comparable to those in Belgium), whereas Alaska, the biggest state, has the slowest connections (comparable to those in Serbia). <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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The Wikileaks war logs: every death recorded. Get Bigger version What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options. That may sound a little disingenuous, in that we obviously have access to the Guardian's amazing Graphics and interactive teams for those pieces where we have a little more time - such as this map of public spending (created using Adobe Illustrator) or this Twitter riots interactive . But for our day-to-day work, we often use tools that anyone can - and create graphics that anyone else can too.
jean-louis zimmermann / Stock Photos Nos stratégies d'apprentissage s'élaborent en interaction permanente avec notre environnement. Et celui-ci, surtout si l'on considère sa composante numérique, est actuellement saturé d'images. Images que l'on regarde, image que l'on fabrique, avec des outils de plus en plus variés et performants.