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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Use ThingLink Custom Icon Sets

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Use ThingLink Custom Icon Sets | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
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ThingLink Custom Icon Sets are a new feature available to teachers with premium accounts. They offer a whole new layer of opportunities for using interactive images for teaching and learning. Think of Custom Icon Sets as visual labels that can be used to further define an image and provide a glimpse of the type of content to be explored behind the link.."


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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, February 15, 2014 8:30 PM

ThingLink Custom Icon Sets are a new feature available to teachers with premium accounts. They offer a whole new layer of opportunities for using interactive images for teaching and learning. Think of Custom Icon Sets as visual labels that can be used to further define an image and provide a glimpse of the type of content to be explored behind the link..

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Why Handwriting Helps You Learn | Visual.ly

Why Handwriting Helps You Learn | Visual.ly | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

" Nowadays, it's less about putting pen to paper and more about turning on your laptop. But are we losing about by letting the art of penmanship die?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 21, 6:24 AM

Cursive writing? Should we teach it or not? Many states are still requiring cursive writing be taught, but it is not part of the Common Core. This infographic provides information about why it is important that students learn cursive.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 21, 10:17 AM

Uit onderzoek is gebleken dat leerlingen lesstof beter opnemen als ze handgeschreven notities maken. Gewoon leren schrijven en het ontwikkelen van je handschrift blijft dus van groot belang.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 21, 5:48 PM

Thanks Beth Dichter

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PracTICE: 21st Century Assessment Flowchart-page1 [pdf] | Part 1- Basics

WHAT abilities does the world need from students for the 21st Century workforce!?


Part 1 (this one) shows very GOOD questions from "Jackie GERSTEIN" included in a "FlowChart" to give YOU an overview and make YOU "Critical THINKing" AND "Proactive THINKing" about the WHY. THE How-To will get explained in a NEW "FlowChart" (in preparation, stay tuned...), meanwhile YOU could already see the How-To (examples done) it on OUR "Global Collaboration" blog posts below:

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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Blog post from Jackie GERSTEIN:

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https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/teachers-a-simple-not-easy-pedagogy-assessment/

 

 

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 25, 11:30 AM

WHAT abilities does the world need from students for the 21st Century workforce!?


Part 1 (this one) shows very GOOD questions from "Jackie GERSTEIN" included in a "FlowChart" to give YOU an overview and make YOU "Critical THINKing" AND "Proactive THINKing" about the WHY. THE How-To will get explained in a NEW "FlowChart" (in preparation, stay tuned...), meanwhile YOU could already see the How-To (examples done) it on OUR "Global Collaboration" blog posts below:

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

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Blog post from Jackie GERSTEIN:

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https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/teachers-a-simple-not-easy-pedagogy-assessment/



ICTPHMS's curator insight, February 25, 11:34 AM

This a great flowchart created by @Gust MEES! Going to use this within my teaching and Practice ==> Great experience within my own #PLN = GlobalCollaboration! 

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Think about YOUR online contacts! | Digital Citizenship | Infographic

Think about YOUR online contacts! | Digital Citizenship | Infographic

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 10:40 AM

Think about YOUR online contacts! | Digital Citizenship | Infographic


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


ICTPHMS's curator insight, February 21, 12:49 PM
Thank you @gustmees for this scoop!! Definitely something we all must be aware of!!
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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:38 PM

I wonder if this is what Derrida had in mind when he used the word deconstructed?

 

@ivon_ehd1

Teresita Moreno's curator insight, February 26, 11:49 AM
Read please
june holley's curator insight, February 26, 12:35 PM
Important for networks and self-organiizing.
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Evolution of the World Map

Evolution of the World Map | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Use our interactive In Charted Waters tool which shows information & visuals on how our knowledge of the world map has evolved.

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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, February 25, 8:02 AM

As our view of the world evolves—or devolves—our maps evolve or devolve, and viceversa.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 26, 7:14 AM

History of maps

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 27, 5:11 AM

Can generate some useful observations,discussions and debates in class

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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 20, 4:57 AM

Evaluación formativa cualitativa

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 20, 1:51 PM

It is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

Kimberly House's curator insight, February 22, 12:53 PM

Good reminders for teachers with iPads!

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Here is a comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 17, 9:55 AM

Great resource, and it's free!

Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 11:52 AM

Here is a cool one for all my Kindle toting friends - a comprehensive list of sources for free e-books.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 19, 11:20 AM

Great resource for BYOD schools who want to create a level playing field for all students with all devices.

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Wideo - Make animated online videos free

Wideo - Make animated online videos free | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Make a video online with wideo! Create professional marketing videos. Try out our video templates. Create explainer videos.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 1:43 AM
Make a video online with wideo! Create professional marketing videos. Try out our video templates. Create explainer videos.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=animation


Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 17, 4:26 PM

One example of online video creation.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, February 21, 12:54 PM

I'm always on the lookout for a good, easy-to-use video/animation maker as 'home-made' videos often inject some life into grammar and, when you learn something with pictures, I think it makes the learning more memorable.

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My taxes go where? How countries spend your money

My taxes go where? How countries spend your money | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Ever wondered where all that tax money really goes? We show you.
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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 12, 6:32 AM
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=rubric


Mike Clare's curator insight, February 12, 3:40 PM

As with any assessment modify to your students needs

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 4:24 PM

Good websites

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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Google Tools - Free Course


This course gives an overview of several powerful Google tools that are free to web site owners. It focuses mainly on Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools helps web site owners track the health of their website. Google Analytics helps web site owners track conversions and visitors.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:52 PM

Use E-Books and Videos to get stared with Google tools. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:54 PM

Great place to start your journey into the world of Google tools for education! 

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How to Tell a Powerful Story with Data Visualization

How to Tell a Powerful Story with Data Visualization | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

In the age of Big Data, folks are often overwhelmed by the volume of data sources, charts, and graphs thrown at them every day. Enter data visualization – the ability to condense, analyze, and share data that makes an impact. Throughout history, data visualization has been used to document everything from health crises to the effect of colors on mood.

But what exactly does data visualization do and how can you leverage it to grow your business? Are data visualization and infographics the same thing? Read on to learn more, plus discover some fascinating examples.


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Chris Biddy's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:30 PM

Very insightful look at the what, how and so what of data visualization. Another example of how a good visualization makes data digestible!

Marco Favero's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:52 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Guidelines for Designing Professional Development

Guidelines for Designing Professional Development | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
I'm in the midst of planning massive set of upcoming workshops, institutes and trainings.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 
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How cybercriminals hack our brains | Social Engineering | CyberCrime | CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

How cybercriminals hack our brains | Social Engineering | CyberCrime | CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals are increasingly using persuasion techniques in order to manipulate employees to do things they normally wouldn’t, usually re...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Engineering

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 21, 6:22 PM
Cybercriminals are increasingly using persuasion techniques in order to manipulate employees to do things they normally wouldn’t, usually re...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Social+Engineering


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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

Great tool to figure out how to do infographics. They're getting more popular all the time.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 26, 10:51 AM

Good reference tool.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 26, 6:22 PM

Great document for building a good info graphic with a layout that is going to get the results you want.

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Global Shipping Traffic Visualized

As stated in this NPR article: "The video shows satellite tracking of routes superimposed over Google Earth. It focuses on some of the main choke points for international shipping, such as the Strait of Malacca on the southern tip of Malaysia, Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar and Panama Canal. It's a good reminder that about 90 percent of all the goods traded globally spend at least some of their transit time on a ship."

 

Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, mapping, video, visualization.


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Ben Ricchio's curator insight, February 24, 10:30 AM

Very cool

Mediterranean Cruise Advice's curator insight, February 25, 6:46 AM

This is amazing to watch.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, February 26, 4:52 AM

A great visual on shipping - Geographies of Interconnections (year 9)

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9 Useful Websites to Help you Improve Pronunciation and Listening

9 Useful Websites to Help you Improve Pronunciation and Listening | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The speaking test is already knocking on your door and you still need to improve your pronunciation? Don't rest on your laurels !Time to do something about it!

This a selection of some of the posts I have been publishing over the years where you can find not only listening activities but als

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Marco Favero's curator insight, February 21, 5:34 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Cynthia Jones's curator insight, February 21, 12:41 PM

Great list!

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Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Amélie Silvert's comment, February 5, 2:15 AM
great! Kahoot's got a twin sister now...
Amélie Silvert's curator insight, February 5, 2:16 AM

really similar to Kahoot. The only difference is that students get the multiple answer choices on their mobile devices. Works better on tablets I guess that on phones. A fun way to revise, study and learn.

I love it!

Timo Ilomäki's curator insight, February 5, 2:48 AM

Like Kahoot

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The World Scholar's Cup · Home

The World Scholar's Cup · Home | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
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This looks like a fun opportunity for MS and HS students! I want to coach a team.

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 19, 3:27 AM

Very interesting ideas.

Thank you for sharing.

Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, February 20, 2:45 AM

Useful for ESL presentations

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 8:24 AM

Do you have the gift of story telling ?

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 4:34 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 12, 11:31 AM

This is the MUST read text.

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 13, 6:53 PM

A few surprises in this list

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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | hobbitlibrarianscoops | 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 6:50 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, 2014 5:16 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, 2014 9:57 PM

Visualization