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December 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2014


I still have to post my choices for The Best Infographics of 2014 but, in the meantime, lots of other people are publishing their own choices. So I thought I’d create a separate annual “Best” list of those collections (they also include some that try to explain the year in charts and infographics).

In addition to exploring these lists from others, you can check out my last from last year (which also includes links to those from previous years) — The Best Infographics Of 2013 – Part Two. You can also see A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics.

Look for my choices sometime next week.

Here are The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2014:

The Eighteen Best Infographics Of 2014 is from Fast Company/Co-Design.

Our Favorite Maps of the Year is from Wired.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014 is from Flowing Data.

14 Maps That Explain 2014 is from The Atlantic.

14 striking findings from 2014 is from Pew Research.

Four Charts That Defined the World in 2014 is from The New Yorker.

2014: The year in graphics is from The L.A. Times.

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December 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Infographic: How Skype’s New “Simultaneous” Translation Works

Earlier this week, I posted about Skype’s new almost simultaneous translation system (see A Step Towards Star Trek’s “Universal Translator”).

Here’s an infographic and a video that provides a little more information about it (You can see a bigger version here):


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October 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Great Infographic, “A Taxonomy of Halloween Monsters,” Provides Idea For Higher-Order Thinking Lesson

I’ve written a lot about inductive learning, and this neat infographic provides an excellent idea for a higher-ordering thinking Halloween lesson.

As my Beginning and Intermediate English Language Learners study Halloween, they can start categorizing the different monsters and Halloween costumes they learn about — including writing/discussing them and providing reasons for their categorization decisions. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it, and there will be plenty of language-learning involved.

I’m adding this info to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween.

A Taxonomy of Halloween Monsters

Thanks to Big Group for the infographic.

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August 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Infographic: “Funeral Ceremonies and Cultural Diversity”

There seems to be a problem with the embedding function of the infographic. If you can’t see it all, then go to the direct link to see it.

I’m adding this infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

Funeral Ceremonies and Cultural Diversity


Thanks to Cargo Collective

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July 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

July’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Three

There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.”

You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching “infographics” on this blog.

I’ll still be publishing separate posts to individually highlight especially useful infographics and interactives, but you’ll find others in this regular feature.

Usually, I just publish one of these posts each week, but I’m trying to catch up on a backlog of good infographics, so this is sort of a “special edition.”

Here goes:

UNESCO has a nice collection of education-related infographics.

How Birth Year Influences Political Views is an interactive from The New York Times.

Young Vs Old: Which Countries Have The Youngest Populations? is an interactive from Radio Free Europe. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion.

I’m adding this next one to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions:

This infographic is being added to The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking:

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Multitasking Infographic

I’m adding this next infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

On the Sauce

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March 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Infographic: “How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual”

Here’s a great infographic I’m adding to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual Or Multilingual.

I learned about it through Katie Lepi at Edudemic, who wrote a nice post sharing additional information on the same topic.

How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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February 16, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Great Chart: “the differences between teaching writing and teaching writers”

I’m adding this to The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement (even though it’s obviously not a website):

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