Category: Data Visualization

LinkedIn Connection Timeline

Just a little demo of what the LinkedIn Lab Connection Timeline shows you. A visual representation of who your connections are from different phases in your life. Here’s How: Go to LinkedIn Labs Connection Timeline. Follow the directions to sign in to your LinkedIn account and share your data. Wait. Enjoy! Possibly Related Posts: Write an Operating System for Your Brain The Four Processors: A Neogeneralist Problem? Strategies for Escaping the Echo Chamber Lean in to the Discomfort Steal Back Your Time and Accomplish Your...

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WolframAlpha Facebook Report

This is a delightful exercise that everyone seems to love. WolframAlpha will provide you with an extremely detailed analysis of your own Facebook data including visualizations, world clouds, graphs, and more.       Here’s how: Go to WolframAlpha.com. Type “Facebook Report” and execute the search. Allow WolframAlpha to have access to your Facebook account by clicking on “Analyze my Facebook Data” and following the directions. Wait while the data is analyzed. Note: Sometimes the report seems to stall after 100% of the data is analyzed. If this happens, simply repeat steps 1-3. The second time, the report seems...

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Data Sleuthing

Khan Academy Idaho is a grant-funded initiative to help K-12 teachers in Idaho integrate digital devices and the Khan Academy program into their math classrooms. Yesterday I gave a keynote there called “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” about (1) the challenges facing math educators and (2) Data Sleuthing, a way to encourage math curiosity and data literacy in students. Resources from this presentation: Wolfram Alpha Gapminder Google Trends Many Eyes Visual.ly Google Fusion Tables Google Public Data Homework from the Presentation TED Talks: Hans Rosling Flowing Data CoolInfographics Guardian Data Blog Edward Tufte Measure of America InformationIsBeautiful...

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Resources for Data Literacy

The single most important tool I’ve found for improving Digital Literacy is Wolfram Alpha.  At your fingertips, whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you have access to all the world’s readily available data.  All you have to do is ask.  The best thing I can do to improve data literacy is to teach students (and other adults I know) to question the facts they are being quoted as gospel.  Here are a bunch of searches I’ve done recently to verify or refute data someone has told me in conversation. Salary for a doctor Unemployment in Utah Federal deficit...

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Web Tools to Enhance Learning

Here’s a new mindmap containing my recently organized collection of great sites and tools for learning and teaching.  The collections are: Google Sites and Apps Video Collections Synchronous Communication Tools Asynchronous Communication Tools Mindmapping Tools Data Visualization Scheduling, Appointments, and Information Collecting Mindmap: Web Tools to Enhance Learning To see more digital mindmaps, go to Resources: Mindmaps. Possibly Related Posts: Learning at Scale Slides from ICTCM Clickety Click Click: Awful Measures for Learning The Importance of Findability for Learners Why Random Practice is Important AMATYC Keynote Notes: Durable...

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