Showing posts with label 2012 Year in Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Year in Review. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wikipedia Remembers 2012

Visual.ly hosts a huge gallery of infographics developed and shared by designers. One of the featured infographics currently featured on Visual.ly is Wikipedia Remembers 2012. Wikipedia Remembers 2012 features 100 famous people who passed away in 2012. The infographic is arranged according to the number of words written about each person. You can click through the infographic to read the Wikipedia entries about each person.

Applications for Education
Wikipedia Remembers 2012 could be used in a social studies class as part of a review activity about politicians, scientists, and figures from popular culture that passed away in 2012. Ask your students what contributions these famous people made to world that so much was written about them.

Wikipedia Remembers 2012
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video - What Did We Search for This Year?

This morning Google released their Zeitgeist 2012. The site allows us to explore the terms that were more frequently searched for in 2012. You can explore Zeitgeist 2012 by location, time, and term. The video featured on the site provides a good year-in-review of some of the biggest events of the year as well as some of the famous people that passed away this year. Watch the video below.


Applications for Education
Have your students watch the video and see how many of the items they can recall and explain. Then have them go to the Zeitgeist 2012 map and try to figure out why some terms were more popular in one part of the world compared with another.