Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world. Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. Tools - Cool Infographics Adioma creates information graphics out of your textual data, using timelines, grids and icons. Create impressive charts from spreadsheets. Assemble into dashboards, embed in websites, or simply share a link. A Python interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation Cacoo is a free online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site map, flowchart, mind map, wire frame, UML diagram and network diagram. Crowdsourced Analytics Solution Marketplace - Make Sense of Big Data Free interactive charts created online in seconds ChartGo is an online graph maker tool.
10 Types of Infographics: Which Works For You? Do you have your next big infographic idea but know how to get it on paper? Do you have all the data you need but aren’t sure how to visualize it? Creating a really cool, memorable and–above all–shareable infographic comes down to investing the necessary time and attention in all the steps that lead up to an awesome data visualization. In a previous series of posts, we discussed the steps to creating your own infographic.
The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated June, 2014. Images by Circos in Publications: Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Journals Images created with Circos in published literature, except in cases of citations to other software that implements a Circos-like display. For a list of papers that used Circos, see Circos citations. The images here and the list of citations hasn't been updated for quite some time. But if you're looking for examples of how Circos can be used, there's something here for everyone.
Rubrics for Assessment Teachers who integrate technology into student activities and projects often ask us this question - “How do I grade it?” Fundamentally, assessing multimedia activities and projects is no different than evaluating traditional assignments, such as written essays. The primary distinctions between them are the unique features and divergent possibilities associated with their respective medium. For instance, a blog has a unique set of possibilities (such as hypertext, embedded video, interactive imagery, etc) vastly different than those of a notebook (paper and pen notes and drawings within a contained document). The first thing to realize is that you cannot separate the user from the device. iPads, Chromebooks, and tech tools themselves don’t demonstrate great learning; it’s about what students do with the technology that matters.
Infographic of Infographics - Cash Studios - Creative Studio of Interactive Artist Ivan Cash Infographic of Infographics This project is pretty self-explanatory... Since creating this infographic back in 2011, it has become the #1 Google Image result when you search "infographic" and I've therefore received a lot of inquiries about the project, to which my replies are below: • While flattered by all the inquiries, I am by no means a professional infographic designer and so I kindly ask that you not contact me for infographic-related jobs. • You are absolutely welcome to purchase an 'Infographic of Infographics' print here:
Conferences, Webinars, User Meetings Supporting STEM with Active Learning Technology: How UT Martin is Successfully Expanding STEM to Students in Rural Areas Instructors and technologists from UT Martin describe how they leverage lecture capture technology to promote active learning in face-to-face, online and hybrid STEM courses. Learn how they creatively use captured content for peer mentoring, distance courses, student review and more. Air Date: September 26, 2013 Craig Ingram, Director, Instructional Technology Center, UT Martin Paula Gale, Professor/Assistant Director, Agriculture, Geosciences, & Natural Resources, UT Martin Bruce Harrison, IT Administrator IV, Senior Systems Administrator, Video Engineer, UT Martin Kate Stumpo, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Physics, UT Martin Peggy Davis, Assistant Professor, Nursing, UT Martin Bob Bradley, Instructor, Computer Science, UT Martin David Ray, Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics Harriette Speigel, Instructional Technologist, UT Martin
Earth Insights HP Earth Insights is a customized, end-to-end solution that harnesses the power of big data technologies and services. This visualization shows where and when tropical forest wildlife were observed by TEAM Network camera traps. Through this solution, TEAM Network field scientists and staff around the world use HP EliteBook laptops and ElitePad tablets to collect and manage camera trap and climate sensor data. This data is uploaded to a central back-end data system powered by HP ProLiant Gen8 servers with HP Cloud Services providing data storage and back-up capacity. Using the HP Vertica Analytics Platform and the Wildlife Picture Index Analytics System, scientists now manage and integrate massive and fast-growing volumes and types of data, analyze correlations across data sets, and visualize trends and impacts on an intuitive dashboard accessible anytime, anywhere by anyone. The data in this interactive site was processed using HP Vertica and pulled from the WPI system in July 2014.
Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. The best part of these eLearning Templates is they are free. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Here is what you get with today’s Free Templates: A Conversational Scenario Template2 Page Layout Templates16 Cutout People Images and Illustrated Characters4 Stock Images and GraphicsA Storyboard Template (for Instructional Designers) IPAT - Talent Management Supplement your expertise with reliable and valid personality insights for sound HR decisions. Organizations are powered by people, so finding the right person for the job is critical. A proven resource is the use of the 16PF Questionnaire to:
Free Instructional Design Storyboard Template We introduce several new templates each week but this template is especially awesome. First, it’s free! Second, is it’s made for instructional designers to streamline all of your instructional design processes. Here are the things that this Free Instructional Design Storyboard Template will do to make your eLeaning design process awesome: Create clean storyboard content for your clientIntake client/SME observations and suggestionsKeep track of your instructional design and development project needsOrganize course based on client style guideBuild a Table of ContentsSave valuable time on your design process Employees Want a Lot More From Their Managers Story Highlights Managers account for up to 70% of variance in engagementConsistent communication is connected to higher engagementManagers must help employees develop through their strengths Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.