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Please teacher, more games!
Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data
So much of self-directed learning requires online tool mastery. Of particular importantace is the ability to understand and present information in a visual manner. This website is a self-directed learners dream!
Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data.
In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.
This was a great project for our teachers last year. We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.
Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these. Hoping for an app that would make them easily. We'll see what this has to say...
Learn to make beautiful graphics, create instant interactive visualizations, and perform 3D geometric modeling with Mathematica. Free, virtual Wolfram Visualization Workshop 2013.
There is no doubt creating beautiful graphics from the Maths engages and captivates students.
Clever presentation of visualization methods. Rollover elements to reveal different ways to visualize information.