How to make a line chart race visualization The world has gone crazy for bar chart race visualizations. Since we launched that template a few months ago, inspired by a chart by the FT’s John Burn-Murdoch, loads of people have made fun and engaging animated graphics with it. So today we’re unveiling a follow-on template. Drumroll … the line chart race! The line chart race builds on our long-standing “Horserace” template, but adds a cool new feature: instead of the axes being fixed, you can now turn on the “zoomed” view to keep the dots representing the competitors in the centre while the axes animate in the background. This adds the same kind of dynamism that makes bar chart races so popular – and it also helps when displaying a long time series on a narrow mobile screen.
Make It Stick — Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.
Meet the Former Cook Who Draws His Every Meal A marbled slice of tonkotsu pork rests on a bed of yellow noodles, nestled next to three shiny green sheets of nori, some boiled spinach, and a few shreds of kikurage, or wood-ear mushroom. A pair of disposable chopsticks raises a tangle of noodles above the red bowl, as if headed to a waiting mouth just off the edge of the page. A description of the meal is printed next to the drawing, along with the price, date, and source: Family Mart, a Japanese convenience store. Itsuo Kobayashi draws what he eats every single day. Maxwell's Equations. From Einstein Light Maxwell's equations: symmetric form Although the equations are simple, they are notated in a few different ways, for use in different circumstances. The variable quantities are the electric field E (written in bold here to indicate that it is a vector), the magnetic field B, the electric charge density ρ (the amount of charge per unit volume) and the electric current density J (the amount of electric current flowing through unit area). There are also properties of the medium, even if it is vacuum. ε is the dielectric permittivity. It is a property of a medium that determines the strength of the electric field produced by a given electric charge and geometry. Greater values of ε mean that more charge is required to produce the same electric field (for all materials in the liquid or solid phase, ε is greater than the vacuum value). μ is the magnetic permeability of a medium. Isn't that lovely?
Over 60 New York Times Graphs for Students to Analyze Note: Register for our free June 11 webinar about teaching with graphs, or watch a previously recorded on-demand webinar here. For the last three years, we have collaborated with the American Statistical Association (A.S.A.) to produce “What’s Going On in This Graph?” This weekly feature invites students to analyze and interpret graphs previously published in The New York Times, first by noticing and wondering, and then by creating a catchy headline and considering what impact this data might have on them and their communities. Scroll through the dozens of graphs in the slide show above or explore each graph further in the collection below. This curated list is organized by topic and graph type — ranging from science to sports, and from bar graphs to bubble charts.
The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar - Michelle Navarre Cleary A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they need to learn grammar, but the old-fashioned way does not work. There is a real cost to ignoring such findings. In my work with adults who dropped out of school before earning a college degree, I have found over and over again that they over-edit themselves from the moment they sit down to write. They report thoughts like “Is this right?
TED Radio Hour NPR: TED Radio Hour Podcast The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme - such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections.
Relaxation Downloads We hope you find these audio files helpful in your relaxation efforts.Take some time to explore the different approaches to relaxation and discover what works for you. Guided Imagery Exercises: Anchoring Left-click to listen or right-click to download this mp3 file to your computer (8:34, 8.0 MB)Anchoring is a hypnotic technique that helps you connect to times in your past when you felt truly calm and confident.