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Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics

Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Infographics are modern, written artifacts about collected resources in a dynamic, visual format. Infographics should be viewed as complex, standalone texts, not simply a text feature or graphic element.

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I love the CCSS tie-in!

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Greenwich Connect's curator insight, January 20, 4:28 AM

Slightly overblown tone, presumably to help what is a useful overview of infographics sound more "academic" - read between the lines for what students should think through and how they should approach their own infographic production

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 20, 5:10 AM

Visualizing is a powerful multisensory technique. 

rwestby's curator insight, January 20, 12:15 PM

Food for thought...could this be the new book report format?

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Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success

Using Brain Research to Design Better eLearning Courses: 7 Tips for Success | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

"The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 1, 4:25 AM

As teachers we are course designers. We design a lesson and if we teach face2face we see immediate feedback while teaching. The same feedback is not as apparent online. One question that is being researched looks at what brain research tells us about designing better lessons, and what applies to eLearning typically applies to what happens in our classroom. This post provides seven tips, with an infographic that show each. Click through to the post to see more detailed information for each tip and to find additional resources.

Below are three of the tips:

* Favor recognition over recall

* Help learners avoid stress and fear

* Keep the working memory in mind

Chris Carter's comment, May 1, 5:26 PM
Thank you, Beth Dichter!
carldowse's curator insight, August 22, 3:06 AM

Reassuring confirmation of good practice based on experience

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4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content

4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Infographics are popular. They’re a fun way to present and read data, and many people believe that information that is presented visually is often retained better (at least for some learners). Many teachers today are using infographics, both in their classrooms and for their own professional development. There are so many tools out there to …

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 9, 5:26 PM

What steps can one take to make an infographic more interactive? How about creating one that will allow the users to interact with data? This post explores this concept, providing information on four tools that will help with the process. Learn more about:
* StatSilk and StatTrend are both put out by the same company. It appears that they offer some free software and some paid software. Both of these were free at the time I checked.

* Many Eyes is a free tool that IBM provides.

* Google Public Data allows you to use data from Google or upload your own and create interactive content.

Have fun exploring the options!

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Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

  This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers ...

 

And yes, English has its deepest roots in German...the French aspects were tacked on after the Norman Conquest.


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ethanrobert's curator insight, March 19, 7:20 AM

This is a wonderful map that truly shows language families and their roots. In Europe, I was rather surprised when I seen that the Romance branch was much larger than that of the Germanic. All of the ancient Germanic groups such as the Jutes, Angols, and the Saxons were well versed in combat. Considering they conquered much of Western Europe, how is it that the Romance group is bigger than the Germanic? Also, in Eastern Europe, the Albanian language has no reason to exist. In a region dominated by the Slavic group with no environmental barriers, the Albanian language should not exist.~Ethan.

Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:33 PM

Unit II

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 5:43 PM

This isn't my normal area of interest but I found this fascinating!

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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.

 

Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.

 

Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.


Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:50 AM

"Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. "

Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 6:57 PM

Visualization

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21 Examples of 'Real Life' Physical Infographics

21 Examples of 'Real Life' Physical Infographics | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

Real life data visualization is to be an upcoming trend, called physical infographics or real world visualization. They visualize data with real objects, often combined with typography.

Real Life Infographics are different than other inforgraphics in that they rely much more on photographs instead of a purely digital medium. Moving away from the Everthing-Is-Possible-Unicorn-Utopia of Illustrator is an interesting limitation, as well as a simplifying one. As designers we like to come up with creative ways to display information that will still blow your mind, despite any technical limitations. The real world isn't perfect, and therefore it may not be as accurate as abstract shapes like graph bars. Even though these visualizations still strive for accuracy, you will notice that the context of these graphics will become much more important than precision.


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Vivalist's curator insight, January 31, 1:39 AM

I have a thing for "real life" data viz.

nydia teter's curator insight, February 8, 4:47 PM

Brilliant use of data and materials to create a 3D story. Wow.

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Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics

Visualizing Text: The New Literacy of Infographics | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Infographics are modern, written artifacts about collected resources in a dynamic, visual format. Infographics should be viewed as complex, standalone texts, not simply a text feature or graphic element.

Via Beth Dichter, Carol Rine
OTCD (J. G. Rankin)'s insight:

I love the CCSS tie-in!

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Greenwich Connect's curator insight, January 20, 4:28 AM

Slightly overblown tone, presumably to help what is a useful overview of infographics sound more "academic" - read between the lines for what students should think through and how they should approach their own infographic production

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 20, 5:10 AM

Visualizing is a powerful multisensory technique. 

rwestby's curator insight, January 20, 12:15 PM

Food for thought...could this be the new book report format?

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56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment

56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 5, 3:46 PM

Check out this slideshow on Google Presentation and see description for 56 different formative assessments in the following areas:

* Student Work

* Self-Reporting Strategy

* Technology

* Peer Assessment

* Teacher Observation

* Teacher Feedback

* Self-Assessment

This slideshow provides many great ideas...some of which may be new to you, but all in one location!

Pearta Nolan's curator insight, March 12, 2:45 AM

This scoop is fantastic for educators, formative assessment is a pivital part of assessment and all teachers must be aware that there are many examples to do formative assessment.  Within the Australian Curriculum all Key Learning Areas will benefit from this document.  The document is also downloadable, this is great to allow teachers to change examples to suit their specific needs.

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 4:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 1:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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19th Century Ship Routes

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"Ben Schmidt, assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, has visualized the routes of 19th Century ships using publicly available data set from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The resulting image is a hauntingly beautiful image that outlines the continents and highlights the trade winds. It shows major ports, and even makes a strong visual case for the need for the Panama and Suez Canals."


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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, March 10, 1:29 PM

Beautiful data visualisation of 19th century ships using publicly available data set from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

Brian Altonen's curator insight, March 10, 3:21 PM

Lessons in GIS and Medical GIS - Examples of applications. Various Resources at hand.

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This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling

This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

Calendars are a fairly well-understood, unquestioned form of linear organization. Rarely is the format questioned or challenged, but once you see this new interactive circular calendar produced by creative agency Column Five and hosted by SportsInteraction, you’ll wonder how you ever thought you’d understand the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics without it.

The incredibly intuitive calendar sorts the Sochi events by sport and date. Each color represents a sport while each ring representing a day, all of which is completely interactive and has the events listed by an American time zone for our stateside convenience.

As the information becomes available, the calendar will have more country and competitor data listed, along with results being continuously updated.


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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, February 13, 1:36 AM

lien vers le calendrier interactif : http://www.sportsinteraction.com/2014-sochi-schedule-results

Andreas Maniatis's curator insight, February 13, 5:23 AM

Self explicit! The actual interactive visualization module cannot be accessed from sites in Greece, though, as it is hosted on a Games gambling site, blocked at least by our provider. Pitty.

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Blogging 101: So You Want to Start a Blog?

Blogging 101: So You Want to Start a Blog? | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

Starting a blog has never been easier — but with all the social media, CMSs and techie lingo out there, it can be a tough path to navigate at first.

One of the most important things you’ll need to do as a blogger is to constantly remind yourself to stay true to your own voice. It’s easy to get caughtup in the blogging world and to lose yourself, but the best and most successful blogs are passion projects that ring true to the fired up blogger behind them.

Here’s a helpful guide to how to start a blog coming at you from one blogger who’s been down that road.


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Patrick Killian's curator insight, February 4, 2:21 AM

So you want to start blogging? This infographic is your guide.

BlairEvanBall's curator insight, February 21, 1:16 PM

According to Dan Zarella at Hubspot, Blogging can really move the needle for your business growth. Either B2B or B2C you see lead generation over time.

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, May 1, 3:15 PM

good infographic for those considering or currently blogging