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Infographics – economy & science

The first thing that got my attention about this NY Times article is the title – Why Is Her Paycheck Smaller? Then the trend in the graphic reminded me of lines I see in student achievement and student growth data.

THIS is just too cool! If you are near Grand Central Terminal in NYC you should take time to see the 3D infographics display. And if you are not going there, take the time to watch these short videos (each under 3 minutes). If you teach economics, geography, history, statistics, or any “global” thinking course, how might you use this information? What can we do in education to engage all stakeholders at this level with the mounds of data to which we have access? Next step…once engaged, what paradigm changes or disruptive innovations can we cause such that ALL kids learn and grow the most they can?

  • FT Graphic World Live – project installation and beginning
  • The Global Economy – fascinating statistics about everything from education to drinking worldwide
  • Recession and Recovery – the rays of light in global economy
  • Money Talks – cell phones transforming world economy

 The details about this display are found at Financial Times Graphic World.

 The Scientific Visualization Studio is a repository of engaging visualizations of a variety of earth and space science from the Goddard Space Flight Center. Due to the dry weather winter we’ve had, this one about snowfall caught my attention.

Because I recently shared a different kind of visual about the ocean, this one about ocean currents also caught my attention.

Just a quick shout out to Nathan Yau and his Flowing Data blog, which I have followed for a couple of years now. Many of the infographics shared here were found as a result of his blog.

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Oceans, resumes, MAP…

Plotting the depths of lakes and oceans – really interesting view (great infographic), inclusive of James Cameron’s “mysterious door”

What do recruiters look at when they peruse your resume? Eye-tracking software can tell us – For years I have used the style where my education is at the end. I’ll have to rethink that if sending my resume to a recruiter. There were six main points they focused on: name, current company and title, previous company and title, previous position start and end dates, current position start and end dates, and education.

New and hot off the press for Web Based MAP NWEA has new, interactive e-learning to bring proctors, teachers, and other users up to speed quickly. (Not for client-server partners at this time.) It’s called MAP Essentials, and you can share it today with your staff. Coming soon, you will see more training modules. Also, the MAP Essentials link will be available directly from the MAP home page in place of the existing tutorials.

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