Showing posts with label visual.ly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label visual.ly. 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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Create Hashtag Infographics with Visual.ly

Infographics are all over the web these days. Now Visual.ly makes it easy to make your own Infographics from Twitter hashtags. To create an infographic with Visual.ly just sign-in with your Twitter ID, enter a hashtag that you want to see visualized, and select an infographic template. I created a simple infographic using the hashtag #edchat.


Applications for Education
Right now Visual.ly has limited application beyond visualizing hashtags, but hopefully they'll add more functionality in the future. In the meantime, Visual.ly could be a good way to visualize trends in current events for a social studies classroom. If your school uses Twitter to broadcast messages, like Patrick Larkin's school does, Visual.ly could be useful too.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Visual.ly - Browse Thousands of Infographics

Infographics are all over the web these days. Some infographics are excellent and some are not, but even the bad ones seem to get passed around. Visual.ly is a website that catalogs infographics from across the web. Visual.ly has more than 5,000 infographics arranged in twenty-one categories. Some of the infographics are useful displays of information and others, like the one below are just for fun.

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Applications for Education
If you're looking for a nice infographic to spark a conversation with your students or to use as a model for your students when they create infographics, check out Visual.ly. One thing to keep in mind, I probably wouldn't send students to site on their own because there are some infographics that are not appropriate for public school settings. And if you find an infographic that you want to embed into your blog or website, try using Zoom.it to make it fit correctly in your display area.