pour appliquer By James M. Lang For two years I taught in a special program in which the same cohort of students took two consecutive courses with me: freshman composition in the fall and introduction to literature in the spring. In the composition courses, I worked hard to help students move beyond the standard strategies they had learned in high school for writing introductory paragraphs: Start with a broad statement about life ("Since the beginning of time, people have been fighting wars ...") and narrow down to a specific topic. In both years that I taught the two-course sequence, I was startled to see many students come back from winter break and—on their very first papers in the spring class—revert directly back to those tired strategies that I had worked so hard to help them unlearn in the fall. One such student came into my office early in the spring semester to show me a draft of her paper, and it included a lame reverse-pyramid (i.e., general to specific) introduction. D'oh! James M.
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! Visual.ly One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, Visual.ly actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? Easel.ly I absolutely love Easel.ly. Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. Infogr.am One of the most simple tools, Infogr.am lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?
outils dessins et_peinture 1- Sketchfu This is a great free web tool that allows users to easily draw and create sketches and share them with others. It requires a sign up. 2- Sketchpad Sketchpad is a cool platform that you can use to make awesome drawings using text and a wide range of colours and patterns. 3- Comics This is another cool website that lets users draw comics and share them with others. 4- Quickmaps Quickmaps allows users to draw a quick map. 5- Tux Paint This is a free drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. 6- Drawing Game Maker This is a free drawing program for children with many nice options. 7- Livebrush Livebrush is a drawing application. 8- FlockDraw FlockDraw is a free to use online whiteboard based painting and drawing tool. 9- DoInk DoInk is a simple and friendly vector editor that lets users create flash-style animations. 10- Chogger Chogger is simple platform where you can use different tools to create awesome drawings. 11- Colour Lovers 12- Psyko Paint 13- Kerproof 14- Odosketch 15- Pencil
17 Resources to Help You Create Killer Infographics In the previous post, Alexis provided some great tips for designing awesome infographics. Infographics are very popular and if you have the right tools, you can simply create it from scratch without even hiring a freelancer or a designer. Graphics and visuals get more attention than boring texts. Pinterest is one live example. As I promised earlier, today, I am going to post all the online resources and tools that I use to create and design infographics. Infographic Creators, Tools & Resources 1. They have both free and paid account. 2. According to Creately, they are focused on making it easier for teams to work collaboratively on all things visual. 3. Create and share visual ideas online using easelly. 4. GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. 5. One of my favourites and yours will be too. 6. Sounds like instagram but looks even cooler. 7. This was developed by Anton Shevchuk. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. Verdict
pour vidéos Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! There’s more to this article! sur la créativité With the power to cross borders and languages, music serves as a compelling tool for unlocking creative potential. Creativity: Music to My Ears is a six week course designed to explore several factors that stimulate creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations. In each session we will focus on a different variable related to creativity, such as reframing problems, connecting and combining ideas, and challenging assumptions. All of the projects in this experiential course will deal with some aspect of music, including listening, creating, and sharing. No musical talent is required - just an interest in exploring the role that music plays in our lives. To deepen your understanding of music, throughout the course we will include video clips from experts in the music industry, including world-renowned Warner Music recording artists, Stanford music scholars, and industry executives who work to bring new and innovative musical expression to a global audience. « Less
9 Amazing Word Cloud Generators Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I am certain you will enjoy reading about these nine amazing Word Cloud Generators. In the last two posts you already discovered 12 Tips in Using Wordle and 108 ways for educators to use word clouds in the classroom. An Amazing Word Cloud Generator That Is Not Wordle… Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 4Beyond word clouds… cool sites and applications to integrate word clouds… Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 5 To ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. ABC Ya – This application may be the most Wordle like and, in fact, operates much like Wordle. Tagul – Tagul has some features that Wordle doesn’t, like custom shapes selection and multiple fonts usage in one cloud.
20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics 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. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually. Read Also: The Infographic Revolution: Where Do We Go From Here? What About Me? “What About Me?” Vizualize.me Piktochart easel.ly
40+ Visualization Tools for dashboards and social business There is so much data that it is an incredible task to actually comprehend it. Like looking at a TV screen full of static… trying to rationalize if one pixel means something. In order to make the data actionable we need to really focus on tools to clarify what we are looking at. We need to think about the process of tuning into a specific channelof segmenting dataof communicating the significance of that dataof doing SOMETHING with the data To that end I’ve collected another list of tools that specifically help with visualizing different types of information. Keep in mind that some of these tools just need ‘some play time’ where you trial and test different types of data until they begin to make sense to you, your audience, and your business. You should always keep in mind If you have a visualization tool we’d love to check it out. “Easy to Use” Visualization Tools Social Media Oriented Tools Google+ RipplesThis is a hidden gem, often overlooked by many. Charting Oriented Tools Word Based Tools
FatFonts FatFonts is a graphical technique conceived and developed by Miguel Nacenta, Uta Hinrichs, and Sheelagh Carpendale. The FatFonts technique is based on a new type of numeric typeface designed for visualization purposes that bridge the gap between numeric and visual representations. FatFonts are based on Indo-arabic numerals but, unlike regular numeric typefaces, the amount of ink (dark pixels) used for each digit is proportional to its quantitative value. This enables accurate reading of the numerical data while preserving an overall visual context. How it works Fatfonts are designed so that the amount of dark pixels in a numeral character is proportional to the number it represents. This proportionality of ink is the main property of FatFonts. Multi-level Digits With the examples above you can only represent numbers from 0 (blank fatfont) to 9. The image above represents a 4-digit FatFont number 4,895. The number of the left shows you the circle that contains each FatFont digit. Miguta
10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle
15 New Extremely Creative Infographics With the help of evolution and progress, people’s lives become easier day by day. Today everything is simpler than it used to be in the past. Let’s take information for example. Information is displayed everywhere we go and to make it easier to read it, people have created special graphics that help us get is faster. Infographics are graphic visual representations of data and information and it is the best way to visualize an idea or a thought. But don’t be discouraged – with some practice and yet some practice again, anyone willing to achieve something will definitely achieve it. Magnolia – Infographics & Data Visualization Elements Pack How Would You Like Your Graphic Design? Infographic Facts about Struggling Countries around the World Is it good to be single? The history of Apple’s iPod An infographic Identity Theft Facts and Figures Holiday Shopping Infographic Facebook vs Twitter Infographic Cloud Computing Stats Infographic Breakdown of the Blogosphere The Biggest Shift Infographics