The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

Saw this awesome infographic on Educator's Technology today and had to share! Just a cool visualization of how technology has changed in our classrooms. Can you believe how much we've progressed as a society? Call me old, but I still remember the days when clapping out the chalkboard dusters was something worth fighting over. Now, … Continue reading The History of Classroom Technology: An Infographic

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 Listen to the Sounds of Wikipedia

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

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 Information is Beautiful

InfoFriday: Memorial Day As Told By The US Census

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share this informational graphic from the US Census Bureau on Memorial Day. While perusing the data on this graphic I realized how little I know about this holiday, and this would be a good way to educate students about our veterans and the history of the … Continue reading InfoFriday: Memorial Day As Told By The US Census

BardBytes: Shakespeare on the Web

I wanted to share with you a work-in-progress, but exciting website: BardBytes. BardBytes, aptly summarized by its title, is an effort to bridge the gap between the Elizabethan Era and the 21st century classroom by providing educators with modern Shakespearean resources. Resources are categorized into history, tragedy, comedy and poetry, and then by individual plays. … Continue reading BardBytes: Shakespeare on the Web