glogin?URI= A BBC documentary featured Dr. Hans Rosling, a founder of Gapminder, which uses data animation to educate the public about gaps in health and wealth. Go to related article » “In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators,” begins a recent Times article, “When the Data Struts Its Stuff.” Last summer we did a popular series of posts on classroom uses for data visualization — the graphs, charts, timelines, diagrams, flowcharts, interactive slide shows and maps also called “infographics.” You can find all five posts linked from the first one, “Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start.”
Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs Here are a few trailers made by teachers and students. Next to each one is the iMovie trailer template it uses. My Dream Destination - Italy uses the Expedition template.Verbs uses the Superhero template.Properties of Ionic Compounds uses the Adrenaline template.The Giver Book Trailer uses the Adrenaline template.Project-Based Learning uses the Swashbuckler template.Stylus Status uses the Retro template. Because trailers are so short, the information you convey has to be concise. iMovie’s templates do not leave much room for text. And, the more you write, the smaller the text becomes and harder it is to read. iMovie provides an outline and storyboard for each template.
Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators’ instructional practices. Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: A meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable – What is justice? Allied Health Students Create Infographics to Demonstrate Mastery The goal of Digital Days is to provide educators in NCCS an opportunity to learn about new digital resources and tools for professional and classroom use. During our October Digital Days sessions, Jenni Killian, Allied Health Sciences teacher at NCHS, attended a session on Infographics. Infographics are an increasingly popular way to share research and information in a visually appealing manner.
20 Examples Of Infographs That You Don’t See Every Day I think we all know what an infograph is, and nowadays they are increasingly popular. The bad thing is that almost all of them are becoming boring and very similar. In this article I have collected 20 infographs that are very unique design and also interesting subjects. Twitter Dots: Mapping all Tweets for a specific Keyword Twitter Dots translates individual tweets as simple dots on a geographical world map. Infographic Lesson Plan Page for Teachers (boring stuff my students won't want to read!) - Infographics (Although these lessons may be adapted to fit most grade levels from 6-12) Writing Production and Distribution of Writing 4.
The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. Educator Resource Area - Right Question Institute We’ve developed this resource page to help educators deepen their understanding of the QFT and offer materials to support implementation of the strategy. Our materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you may use, adapt, revise, re-purpose, and share our materials. We ask that you reference the Right Question Institute by including “Source: rightquestion.org” on any materials you use or develop. * If you are already a member please login first to download our resources.
Ingienous Designs One obvious strategy to reducing our consumption is by saving energy and natural resources. Just how much do we waste? The figures are truly astounding. The United States is the single largest consumer of power. Of the total estimated 13.5 Terrawatts of global annual power, the United States consumes 3. 2 Terrawatts. 10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare. However, we still try to compare because people move around the world and they want to know what they can expect in different corners of the globe. Here are the 10 greatest examples of information graphics comparing money, spending and earning around the world: 1.
A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words: Using Infographics to Illustrate How-to Writing Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice In today’s world, displaying information in the form of infographics is a common practice. In this lesson students have the opportunity to create their own infographics using Piktochart to illustrate their own technical writing. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011.
virtualschoollibrary / Personal Learning Environments Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) What is a Personal Learning Network? In the 21st century, it's a set of tools that you can use to keep up with current trends, debate, discussions, ideas, resources, and pretty much anything else you can think of! A PLN is one-stop shopping for all of the resources you want to use to keep yourself current and connected. PLNs take many different forms today but they are all about keeping current and staying connected. The Best Infographics Of 2012 — So Far I usually just do a year-end list of The Best Infographics and many other topics, but it gets a little crazy having to review all of my zillion posts at once. So, to make it easier for me — and perhaps, to make it a little more useful to readers — I’m going to start publishing mid-year lists, too. These won’t be ranked, unlike my year-end “The Best…” lists, and just because a site appears on a mid-year list doesn’t guarantee it will be included in an end-of-the-year one. But, at least, I won’t have to review all my year’s posts in December… Infographics show data in a visual way, and make the information much more accessible for English Language Learners — and everybody else.