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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites via @medkh9

Teachers Guide to Creating and Publishing Websites Using The New Google Sites via @medkh9 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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10 Online Tools to Create Infographics

10 Online Tools to Create Infographics | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization by conveying a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo.  

They must be well-designed and appealing to the eye; these 10 online tools below will aid you in creating infographics to champion your cause and convey a visual message...


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Dazzling Infographics Design Elements: Vector Resources

Dazzling Infographics Design Elements: Vector Resources | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture. In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, maps, site plans, charts and graphs for statistical data.

 

These infographic element kits are all editable vector shapes in organized file formats, for use in presentation, print files or web site graphics.


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New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

DataViva, a project developed in part by Media Lab professor Csar Hidalgo, aims to make a wide swath of government economic data usable with a series of visualization apps.

In the four years since the U.S. government created data.gov, the first national repository for open data, more than 400,000 datasets are available online from 175 agencies. Governments all over the world have taken steps to make data more transparent and available. But in practice, much of that data--accessible as spreadsheets through sites like data.gov--is incomprehensible to the average person.

DataViva offers web apps that turn those spreadsheets into something more comprehensible for the average user. The site, which officially launched last week, has lofty goals: to visualize data encompassing the entire Brazilian economy over the last decade, with more than 100 million interactive visualizations that can be created at the touch of a button in a series of apps. The future of open government isn't just dumping raw datasets onto a server: It's also about making those datasets digestible for a less data-savvy public.


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Dazzling Infographics Design Elements: Vector Resources

Dazzling Infographics Design Elements: Vector Resources | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture. In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, maps, site plans, charts and graphs for statistical data.

 

These infographic element kits are all editable vector shapes in organized file formats, for use in presentation, print files or web site graphics.


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Arabian Gazette's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:52 AM

May your next Infographic be done in a breeze!

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Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel

Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Sometimes the toughest step in building a new website or redesign can be the conceptual ones. Selecting a color palette is one of them that can be tough if you don’t have the right tools. So where do you start?


 

It all comes down to basic color theory and the color wheel. That same tool that teachers used in school really is the basis for how designers plan and use color in almost every project from the simplest web page to expansive brands with multiple sites and campaigns...


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