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So the question is - "How do you use all the information on the web to develop meaningful lessons?"
The answer is
Creativity & Inspiration
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Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
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Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
If we let science do the talking you'd hear that the brain is a real sucker for visual information. JIU University
Most people enjoy a good infographic. Info graphics are a visually stunning way to deliver facts and statistics. Children can make their own infographics to explain data.
There are some great infographic portals like Statista you can use
They also require lots of research, reading, and analysis to create. Sounds like a perfect activity for students.
Once a gain a picture is worth a thousand words. Microsoft Excel is great to use for charts and graphs. But you can even get more visual and creative. Check out some of the info graphics below. Young students can start with simple visuals, older students can work out formulas for areas of circles squares etc and represent them as proportional percentages, and make art math masterpieces.
Turns it into a landscape you can explore with your eyes, an information map.
We are all visualisers now. There something quite magical about visual information it is effortless
“Making an appeal to the eye when proportion and magnitude are concerned, is the best and readiest method of conveying a distinct idea.”
1801 William Playfair
5 MAIN Reasons to Use InfoGraphics
1. To represent data
2. To tell a story
3. To illustrate facts or research.
4. To illustrate a timeline
5. To demonstrate a process, flowchart.
Take a look at the InfoGraphic - Thirteen Reasons Why your Brain Craved InfoGraphics
Snake Oil Supplements Scientific Evidence for nutritional supplements
Check out the rest of their data info at Information is Beautiful - use the menu bar to see the visuals.
Easelly - make your own info graphic online and download or share with others.
I love these simple infographics from easelly
With two colours and two labels, it’s hard to miss each infographics big point. Especially the chickens.
Easelly allows users to create visual ideas online. You can choose from a series of templates or start from scratch and upload your own images.
Microsoft Excel is also a great starting place for an info graphic. Insert a background image. and import images.
The beauty of data visualization - David McCandless (stage 3 and up)
David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates, into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut.
and it may just change the way we see the world.
Using visual graphing to represent figures we collect. Become a Data Journalist.
The visual shows how often each key gets pressed relative to the rest for a given piano piece. It is a piano-looking histogram, named a Pianogram! You can take a look at the pre-loaded options, try uploading your own piano songs (MIDI files only), or download the pianogram as a PNG image. Enjoy!
This one is for chopsticks.