Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations
Research Tools / Visualizations

Overwhelmingly Awesome Periodic Table of Visualizations

Holy moly, this website is intense. Overwhelming? Yes. Awesome? Definitely. Thanks to the people at Visual Literacy for coming up with this awesome web app that allows you to quickly and browse a variety of types of visualizations. This would be a great way to get students out of the venn-diagram poster rut, and show … Continue reading

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Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia
Classroom Activities / Digital Citizenship / Visualizations

Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia

Looking for a new classroom soundtrack? Try this awesome website: Durring Darren Kuropatwa‘s keynote session today at the Building Learning Communities conference, I learned about this awesome website that shares the sounds of Wikipedia. Here’s how it works: The screen displays the recent changes to Wikipedia pages and posts. When a change occurs, a bell is … Continue reading

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom
Classroom Activities / Social Media / Visualizations

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading

16 Useless Infographics: A Lesson On Discerning The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Visualizations

16 Useless Infographics: A Lesson On Discerning The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Guardian recently published a gallery of 16 useless infographics – essentially 16 graphics that don’t actually convey information. The gallery itself provides some chuckles and amusement over design flaws and miscalculated attempts to jump on the infographic trend that is so popular right now. Beyond that, however, the gallery provides an opportunity to spend … Continue reading

Visualizations

Information is Beautiful

Recently came across this website, and my inner artist was tickled! Check out Information is Beautiful’s Visualizations, designed and created by David Candless: they are some of the most elegant info graphics I have seen. McCandless is an author and designer who has worked with publications like The Guardian and Wired. Here’s an example of one of my … Continue reading