Infographicmania! Schools of the Future Conference, 2012

The “Stained glass windows of our century”

I think I’ve always been a little obsessed with data visualization – perhaps it’s because I have a thing for mid-century minimalism and many “infographics” and other examples of data viz embody that.

Like this one:

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In the past couple of years I’ve used data visualization in the high school classroom in the Theory of Knowledge course (as an exploratory theme addressing sense perception, the arts, the nature of data/information, etc.) and in World History (as a culminating unit project).

***scroll to bottom of post for links to these

Personally, I think analyzing, interpreting, critiquing, and even creating visualizations with data sets is an essential part of media literacy.

I’ve been a part of the Hawaii Association of Independent SchoolsSchools of the Future grant program (and a team member at my school) for the past 4 years. In 2011 I co-presented in a workshop about E-Portfolios (which led to some of my personal branding efforts later).

For this year’s SOTF Conference at the Hawaii Convention Center I was privileged to present

“Infographicmania!

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Site link: http://www.infographicmania.info/

Once again, I found that creating an HTML website using Wix allowed me to embed and organize all the elements I wanted, set up a contact page for further queries, and offer the attendees something of a “digital goodie bag” to take home.

Be sure to check out my IDEAS FOR CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION HERE

Links to some of my other Theory of Knowledge posts on Data Viz:

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/olympic-rings-infographics-global-issues

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/summer-post-10-world-without-the-internet

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/summer-pos-9-social-media-infographic

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/summer-post-7-personal-branding-and-promotion

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/emotion-as-a-way-of-knowing-intro

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/speed-of-language-infographic

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/diy-infographics-remix-ideate-create

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/visualizing-data-infographics-and-sense-perce

http://ljatok13.posterous.com/belief-and-ethics-a-matter-of-life-and-death

http://www.gestalten.com/motion/new-york-times

http://www.instantshift.com/2009/06/07/infographic-designs-overview-examples-and-best-practices/

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