Daily Bookmarks 04/20/2007

eLearn: The Story-Centered Curriculum

  • A proposal to develop curriculum around stories and projects rather than separate subject areas.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Landmarks for Schools: Raw Data

  • Collection of Raw Data sources from the Landmark Project. Each source provides a description of the data, plus many have ideas on how to use it with students.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait  Annotated

  • Another great example of visualizing data through images. I’m sure the artist is right though; these would be much more impressive in person than is possible online.
     – post by christyinsdesign

This new series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books.

2 Cents Worth » Roller Coaster on Real Data  Annotated

  • Looking for inspiration on creative ways to visualize data? Check out this animated rollercoaster based on actual data. A great example of how digital literacy is a lot more than just text!
     – post by christyinsdesign

It’s a video game style roller coaster ride, but the ups and downs of the ride are tied directly to housing prices, adjusted for inflation from the 1800s to 2006.

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