The fine folks at TwistedSifter recently put together a list of maps that I had to share, titled "40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World."These particular maps function more like infographics, displaying data and information in a visually easy to understand way. Some of them are eye-opening, like this map of … Continue reading 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World
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 Information is Beautiful
Ever wondered what words our political leaders tend to use? Or how their diction is broken down by political party? Well, you can find the answers to those questions and many more at Capitol Words, an online website that digs up data on the words that legislators use. How does it work, you ask? Easy. … Continue reading Capitol Words: Analyze The Words Our Legislators Use!
A while ago I posted about Information is Beautiful's visualizations, designed and created by David Candless. Visualizations and infographics have quickly become immensely popular online, being used in newspapers, journals, magazines, and blogs across the internet. Recently, many instructors have begun using infographics in the classroom as a way to visually represent statistics and data to … Continue reading Visual.ly
SurveyMonkey is an online tool that allows users to easily design surveys, collect responses, and analyze results. At a basic level, the tool is free, although if you want you can choose from three different paid plans for extra features. The basic plan offers an unlimited number of surveys, 10 questions each, 100 responses per survey. Within … Continue reading SurveyMonkey and 7 Classroom Uses