Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Thing 19

I explored the web 2.0 awards from 2008 and found a lot of interesting sites. Probably the one I liked the most was called swivel.com, and it has lots of infographics. Infographics is a term for imparting information to people through pictures. Think bar graphs, etc. But swivel.com takes really good ones and posts them. You can quickly learn something new, because a picture is like a thousand words.

This is highly applicable in education settings. Not only can you search for information on a topic you're teaching, but you can show students so many new ways of charting their information and discuss the pros and cons of each method. You can also discuss why charting and accuracy is so important. This website really makes me want to write a lesson plan or share the ideas with my kids.

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