Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Visual Complexity

Visual Complexity is a website hosting hundreds of images that map complex concepts. The images on Visual Complexity are linked to the websites that developed the concept images. For example, the image to the left is linked to part of a concept map from the Blue Brain Project at IBM Research.

Applications for Educators
Visual Complexity covers numerous concepts related to high school content areas. Visual Complexity is a good research resource for students as it goes beyond simple images by linking to source of the concept image and providing significant background information. In addition to being a good research resource for students, Visual Complexity's concept images are useful teaching resources.