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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. | technologies | Scoop.it
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In their words...
"Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about...
   - social,
   - economic and
   - environmental
...development at...
   - local,
   - national and
   - global levels.
We are a modern “museum” that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet."
Gapminder...
   - provides a good way for visual learners to see data sets in a context that is significantly different from standard data sets.
   - has a page for educators on which they can find thematic animations, graphs, quizzes, model lessons, and a PDF guide to using Gapminder.
NOTE: For practitioners working in learning environments with slow Internet connections or very strict filtering, Gapminder also has a desktop application that users can download and install for Mac or Windows computers.

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ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data

ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data | technologies | Scoop.it
ChartsBin.com is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data.
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ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow practitioners and/or learners to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data.
Users can then share their interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in...

-  websites,

- blogs or sharing via...

  - Facebook or Twitter.
A "must visit" destination for statisticians, and computer scientists!
Ideal for anyone who wishes to see research data in a refreshing way.

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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | technologies | Scoop.it
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
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Enables practitioners and/orlearners to view all kinds of global data.
Worldometers provides constantly updating statistics about a wide range of topics...
- World population
- Government & Economics

- Society & Media

- Environment
- Food
- Water

- Energy

- Health
...taken from a variety of online sources.
The site is both educational and awareness-raising and could be used in many ways.

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Learners TV

Many learners have access to books and notes but prefer watching online video lectures about the topics they are preparing for. A source for such lectures is a website called LearnersTV.

 

LearnersTV provides Free video lectures, Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests.

 

Subjects include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine, dentistry, engineering, accounting, and management.

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World Development Indicators - Definitions and Visualizations

World Development Indicators - Definitions and Visualizations | technologies | Scoop.it

StatPlanet can be can be used online or downloaded as a desktop application and used as free educational software.

 

StatPlanet comes with up-to-date world statistics in...
     - Demography & Population
     - Drugs and Crime
     - Economy & Development
     - Education
     - Education Quality
     - Environment & Energy
     - Gender
     - Health
     - Language

 

If users wish to add their own data, they can do so using StatPlanet Map Maker the link available on the same webpage.

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Joan's curator insight, December 9, 2015 11:16 AM
I love visual information... this is the best way to analysis and discover usefull data in the world of big data!

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Flight Risk

Flight Risk | technologies | Scoop.it
This infographic allows you to investigate every commercial passenger plane incident in the last 20 years by cause
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An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years.
Could be a useful resource for Mathematics & Statistics in particular.

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Internet Live Stats - Internet Usage Statistics

Internet Live Stats - Internet Usage Statistics | technologies | Scoop.it
Watch the Internet as it grows in real time: Internet users, websites, blog posts, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest users. Visualize the total number of emails, Google searches, YouTube videos, Tumblr posts, Instagram photos, in 1 second.
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Internet Live Stats is part of the Real Time Statistics Project (Worldometers and 7 Billion World).
They are an international team of developers, researchers, and analysts with the goal of making statistics available in a dynamic and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.
i.e.practitioners and/or learners.
Some useful data for many subject areas.

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Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK

Local Cancer Statistics : Cancer Research UK | technologies | Scoop.it
Enter a location, local authority, postcode or constituency to compare statistics, information and intelligence about cancer across the UK
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This website provides lots of hard,reliable data about the prevalence and treatment of cancer in arears of the UK.
To view information just enter...
- a post code OR
- the name of any local or healthcare authority.
Users willbe provided with data that includes...
- average waiting times;
- incidence of different types of cancer per 100k people; and
- mortality figures.
Two areas can be selected and therefore compared.
Statistics are well presented and should prove useful to those training to be healthcare professionals as well as a source of data for Statistics etc.

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Mathematical equations

Mathematical equations | technologies | Scoop.it

Looking to provide learners with options for doing math work in a word processor?

 

Google Docs has a built in equation editor.


The Equation Editor in Google Docs means that anyone, with a computer that can go online, is able to do their maths/science work in a word processor.


The built in equation editor is easy to use, and offers a convenient way of inserting mathematical notation and maths symbols into a document.


In a Google document, the equation editor is accessed by Clicking on the Insert menu in a document and then selecting Equation.

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Better World Flux - where progress flows

Better World Flux - where progress flows | technologies | Scoop.it
Welcome to Better World Flux, an interactive visualization of information on what really matters in life. Indicators like happiness, life expectancy, and years of schooling are meaningfully displayed in a colourful flowing flux. Better World Flux visually communicates the world state in terms of standards of living and quality of life for many countries and how this has changed, and mostly improved, over of a period of up to 50 years. This site is a tool for building a consensus, telling a story and sharing it, all whilst raising awareness for the UN Millennium Development Goals.
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