This is a short and simple list of multimedia resources that would be useful for introducing students to the value of charts, graphs and infographics and what they mean.
I’m hoping readers will suggest other resources. There are many examples of “funny charts” online, but they’re usually in collections that have ones that are not appropriate for classroom use. Let me know if you have examples of specific ones I can post or link to here.
Novelty is a great way to introduce lessons, and these resources certainly fit the bill!
Here are my choices for The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts & Graphs:
Thanks to Kevin Hodgson for the tip on this next one (“… was used to welcome back school principals as they faced a change in their technology platform to analyze school data”):
“Venn Diagrams (Under The Spotlight)” is a piece of art by Argentinian artist Amelia Pica. It’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere (including at Brain Pickings), and you can see it below. This is how Ms. Pica describes it:
“During the period of dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s, gatherings of citizens were closely monitored as they were considered a threat to the government. at the same time Group Theory and Venn diagrams were banned from primary school programs as they could provide a model for subversive thought.”
Boy oh boy, this will sure make a great discussion topic in class — in English and in IB Theory of Knowledge!
Photo by mariejirousek
I’ll add a link to this list over at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics.
Again, I hope to hear suggestions from readers….
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