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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: March Madness In The Classroom - Teaching With Tournament Graphics

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: March Madness In The Classroom - Teaching With Tournament Graphics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Given the focus on March Madness and bracketology, it makes sense to incorporate these tantalizing distractions into the flow of the classroom. Half of our students seem absorbed with their picks, and the other half seem oblivious of televised sports. But whenever a mass media event takes over the airwaves for a period of time (like the Super Bowl, Inauguration, State Of The Union, or Mayan Apocalypse), it presents a prime opportunity to forge real-world connections with critical skill development.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Financial Education: Where Literacy & STEM Meet

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Financial Education: Where Literacy & STEM Meet | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you ask a roomful of educators, they'll all insist that personal finance education is vital for the recession-era generation. If you ask a roomful of superintendents, however, they'll likely grouse that their districts don't have the time, training, resources, curriculum, testing, and/or support for financial literacy classes. Even as this week's news has highlighted the emerging economic standards for K-12 students, many teachers feel ill-supported to incorporate the ideas of budgeting and investing into their lessons.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizations To Teach The State Of The Union

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizations To Teach The State Of The Union | Design in Education | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama will deliver the State Of The Union address to Congress. In the modern era, the speech typically includes an optimistic outlook on opportunities for the coming year, as well as a laundry list of proposed legislation and a salute to featured guests in the visitors' balcony. This year, President Obama is expected to make a push for new gun and climate change regulations.

One of the best ways to watch the State Of The Union address in real-time and the next day with students is via the official White House enhanced streaming feed. This online-only broadcast will pair the television shots with supporting data, graphs, and charts to create a more visual and enriching experience.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Perhaps one of the most powerful speeches in American history is Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech made on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 1963. We recently came across a post from FastCoDesign that captures sections of the speech as infographics to demonstrate what makes this speech so brilliant. The original analysis was done by Nancy Duarte who created an interactive visualization that analyzes the careful selection of words that Dr. King chose. To do this, Duarte used a bar graph to overlay blocks of text to map out his oration. The video speaks for itself, and it makes a perfect teaching tool for students in exacting the nuances of language, metaphor and history.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Pencil - A Simple Lesson in Economics

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Pencil - A Simple Lesson in Economics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The pencil is a simple "technology" compared to today’s tablet computers and smart phones. It looks easy to make such an uncomplicated tool. After all it's only wood, graphite and rubber, right? Not exactly.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Making It Personal - Visualizations To Teach Hurricane Sandy

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Making It Personal - Visualizations To Teach Hurricane Sandy | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Here in Long Island, New York, we've been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. We don't have power, heat, gas, or cell service, yet we are grateful for shelter and family. We are especially concerned for our friends who have lost their homes due to flooding, and our hearts go out to the communities in New York, Connecticut, and especially New Jersey that have seen neighborhoods destroyed and loved ones lost.

 

 

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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Design in Education | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

National Microscope Exchange's comment, February 18, 2015 12:00 AM
Superb Article
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The Visual Language of Dashed Lines

The Visual Language of Dashed Lines | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"The dashed line is exquisitely rich with information. A line formed from a continuous series of dashes is diminished in strength when compared to a solid line, yet in terms of visual language, it is just as powerful. The weakness of the dashed line is it’s strength. Through a combination of our perceptual apparatus and sophisticated visual literacy, dashed lines represent meanings that we easily understand. Dotted lines appear to have the same properties and will be used interchangeably here."

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visual Letters: Language In Motion

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visual Letters: Language In Motion | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We came across a visually arresting video called "Alphabetic" that offers a dynamic way to approach lettering with students. Created by Ariel Costa of BlinkmyBrain, the clip presents a quirky, three-dimensional animation of the alphabet. On the surface, it's a fun film with clever transitions and an inventive personification of each character. On another level, however, it offers terrific possibilities for a range of learners.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing The Future Of Apps In Education

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing The Future Of Apps In Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Even though iPads offer a lot of flexibility in learning, finding the right app can sometimes be a frustrating barrier to using them in the classroom. Often, as this article from Edudemic explains, schools focus only on "content" or "subject-specific" apps, without realizing that open-ended tools such as Visualize or Educreations can be incorporated into any curriculum.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Presidential Inauguration - Infographics & Visualizations

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The Presidential Inauguration - Infographics & Visualizations | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The educational benefits of President Obama's speech draw from more than just the text. Even as several phrases from his oration are already gaining station among the honor roll of historical words, we recommend taking a look at Fellow Citizens, by Robert V. Remini and Terry Golway, which is our favorite collection of past inaugural addresses.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Looking Through the Lens: Play Is the Key | Design in Education | Scoop.it

John Seely Brown gave the keynote address on "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century" at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. The Global One-Room Schoolhouse animation below captures the highlights from his address. This visualization on the importance of rethinking the approach to teaching and learning needs no further explanation. It is worth every minute, and every legislator, administrator, teacher, and student should make time to watch it. http://vimeo.com/49645115#

 

 

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ChartBin Online Data Visualization Tool

ChartBin Online Data Visualization Tool | Design in Education | Scoop.it
ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow you to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data to be used in PowerPoint presentations or Keynote slides...

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Interactive maps and visualizations | StatSilk

Interactive maps and visualizations | StatSilk | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Create interactive maps using the award-winning free StatPlanet software. Explore thousands of world stats through interactive maps and data visualizations. StatSilk offers a range of web-based and desktop software to cater to diverse mapping and visualization needs. Our software has a common purpose: to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable. We firmly believe that software should adapt to your needs, and not the other way around.

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