Showing posts with label David Warlick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Warlick. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Three Ways To Look At The World As A Village

A couple of days ago I read an article by Ryann Warlick about an infographic displaying the world as 100 people. I've seen infographics like this before and you probably have too. Ryann used the infographic as the basis for helping students think about identifying people that they can help. I encourage you to read the short article

The challenge in using infographics to spark conversation in your classroom is that a visual that appeals to you may not appeal to your students. Therefore, after looking at the infographic Ryann shared I went to Visual.ly and found two other infographics that speak to the same idea of the world as a small village. Those infographics are included below along with the one Ryann Warlick posted.

The World as 100 People
by JackHagley.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.


If the World Were 100 People
by KVSStudio.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.


The World as a Village
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wikipedia in the Classroom, David Warlick's Comments

Yesterday, I published a post titled Textbooks, Wikipedia, and Primary Source Research. That post generated some responses that somewhat surprised me. A few readers told me that their schools either block Wikipedia or have policies that don't allow students to use Wikipedia. These comments and emails reminded me of a video of a David Warlick presentation from late 2008. In the video (embedded below) around the 45 minute mark, David was taking questions from the audience and one of the audience members asked about Wikipedia. The audience member brought up all of the common complaints about Wikipedia being unreliable and a bad resource for students. David convincingly responded to all of her questions. You can advance to the 45 minute mark to see the Wikipedia comments, but I encourage you to watch the whole presentation. If you've never seen David Warlick speak, this video is well worth the time it takes to watch it all.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Simple English Wikipedia

Simple English Wikipedia is Wikipedia designed for children and adults learning English. Just like Wikipedia, the content on Simple English Wikipedia is generated by users. The difference between Wikipedia and Simple English Wikipedia is that articles written using basic English words and phrases.

I learned about Simple English Wikipedia through my Twitter network. The link was passed around a bunch of times, but I think the first person in my network to post it was BudtheTeacher.

Applications for Education
Simple English Wikipedia could be a good reference page for elementary school students or older ESL/EFL students. Many teachers are still reluctant to let their students use Wikipedia, but as I've seen and heard David Warlick point out, Wikipedia articles come with disclaimers while most textbooks and encyclopedias do not. You can read more of my opinion about Wikipedia here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

David Warlick's Presentation at Christa McAuliffee Conference

David Warlick was the keynote speaker at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference which was held about three hours away from me in New Hampshire. I wasn't able to attend in person, but I was able to watch almost all of it live on U Stream. If you haven't had an opportunity to see David Warlick speak in person, I haven't yet, this video is definitely a must-watch.

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

One of the highlights of David's keynote, for me, was his explanation and defense of Wikipedia. You can tell by watching the video that there were some Wikipedia nay-sayers in the crowd. David addresses their concerns and defends the use of Wikipedia by pointing out all of the disclaimers, messages, and editing power of the crowd on Wikipedia. David asks the question, "do text books have disclaimers?" The Wikipedia segment is about 45 minutes into the video.

Were you at David Warlick's keynote today? If so, please let us know how the feel in the room and the response to his keynote. What was the highlight of the keynote for you?

For those you that watch the video, which part or parts of David Warlick's keynote struck a chord with you?