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June 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Data – & Visualizations – On How Americans Spend Their Time

There have been several visualizations created over the past few years showing how people spend their days. I’ve used them in lessons where students have created infographics indicating how they spend their time, and then they compare their results with the interactives. And I’ve collected all of them in The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days.

New data has just been released for 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and both Five Thirty Eight and The Wall Street Journal have reports on it, as well as new visualizations of what the numbers say.

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June 23, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Quartz” Creates Search Engine For Charts & Lets You Create Your Own


Thanks to Cindy Johanson, I learned about about this New York Times article today, Quartz Introduces Atlas, a Search Engine for Its Charts.

Quartz is an online magazine I sometimes read, and it now has created a search engine for its charts called Atlas. The image at the top of this post you can see a screen shot of just a few of the charts I found when I searched “education.”

They have also opened up public access to its own Chartbuilder, which looks pretty easy to use.

I’m adding it to both The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online and to The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics.

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June 1, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Our World Of Data” Is A Treasure Trove Of Infographics


Our World Of Data is a pretty amazing collection of interactive infographics by University of Oxford researcher Max Roser.

He also shares the data visualizations of others on Twitter, like this great one on languages:

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May 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Did The NY Times Just Demonstrate The Next Generation Of Infographics?


In case you didn’t see it, earlier this week The New York Times published a “do-it-yourself” interactive infographic. readers were presented with a chart where they were challenged to draw what they thought was the relationship between family income and college enrollment.

Once you drew it, you were shown how close it was to reality and told you how much better or worse you did compared to others who had tried.

You can read more about it here.

It’s very creative and engaging. I’m not sure if it is an example of the math textbook of the future, as Dan Meyer suggested on Twitter. But I do wonder if it’s an example of the next generation of infographics….

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April 17, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

April’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part One

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.

Here goes:

Key Moments in the Crusades: An Interactive Map is from History Today. I’m adding it to the “Crusades” post in our World History class blog.

Which States Make Life Easier or Harder for Illegal Immigrants is an interactive from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

Social Progress Index 2015 is from The Social Progress Imperative.

23 maps and charts on language is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best “Language Maps.”

I’m adding this next interactive to The Best “Language Maps”:

Here’s an infographic that could be useful in Science class:

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