Global Carbon Emissions Originally conceived as one of my Myth Buster information graphics for Newsweek's International Edition, a piece on global carbon emissions showing both national and per capita data has found a home in the April issue of the Atlantic Monthly.
The image of a footprint is composed of circles sized relative to the carbon emissions of each nation and color coded according to region. In the final version of this information graphic there will be a second footprint of per capita emissions by nations.
That will be a very different picture.
The leader in per capita emissions is Gibraltar followed by the Virgin Islands. The U.S. drops down to number twelve and China falls way down the list due to its large population.
It appears that countries that don't grow or produce much have the largest footprint because they have to import almost everything they need...
Mobile devices and students. Source: Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey 2013, published April 2013. (Mobile devices and students. Source: Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey 2013, published April 2013.
While anticipating the future is risky business, I also think it is wise to be open minded and determine the application/appropriateness of these trends for the classroom of the future. What an exciting time we live in!
Are teachers using digital resources to enhance learning? According to this infographic found on teachbytes looking at how educators are using technology. Want to help teachers in your district fully utilize technology?
“You develop interesting visual ideas as you realize what's available,” Ericson said. 2. Sketch with data. Ericson said to make 500 charts and then pick the graphic that displays the education best. 3.
Dr Pam Hill's insight:
Thanks for giving us some ideas for sharing our stories via Infographics. I agree that the world would be boring if all data were bar graphs!
Showing data in a visual way isn't a new concept. Newspapers and magazines have been using graphics, graphs, and charts to help people understand information for decades. But in the past few years, the Internet has fully ...
Dr Pam Hill's insight:
This article shows us how to learn from the experts in Infographics while engaging learners. A must read for anyone designing curriculum or professional development.
Graphology--the study of handwriting--has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology and astrology. But a new study claims that the way you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits.
This handwriting analysis adds research to what typeface and graphic designers know intuitively--how the aesthetics of letterforms express information. For example, letters with no slant indicate "logic and practicality," as seen in the straight-up-and-down logos of no-nonsense firms like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The way graffiti writers play with lettering also reflects the study’s results--rounded letters indicate creativity and artistic talent, and spray-painted tags are rarely angular.
Wow! I wish I had known this when branding my penmanship and teaching handwriting. If students have this information, it is more likely that they will be intentional about the work they turn in for grading:)