Thursday, September 7, 2017

Technology Assignment: Creating an Infographic

Infographics have recently become very popular with news media, big business, and educators.  They are very effective as a tool for communicating ideas and displaying large amounts of information relatively quickly.  Infographics combine text, graphics, and images together in a way that is aesthetically appealing and engaging to the viewer.  

Below is an example of a typical infographic.  Click on the image to examine a larger version:

The video playlist embedded below gives a brief overview of infographics: 


1.  Read the articles linked below as an introduction to creating infographics:
2.  Select one of the 10 tools listed in the articles, and create an infographic about your survey results.   
  • Include pictures, graphs, and charts in the infographic, as well as written descriptions of your survey results. 
  •  The graphics and charts for your survey data are available in the form you used to create your survey (in your Google Drive, under survey responses). 

3. Embed the infographic on your website (place it on your "Survey" page, right below your embedded survey).

4. Post the link to your website's "Survey" page in a comment below.

Friday, April 21, 2017

66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now

'via Blog this'

After reading the article linked above, answer the following questions in a comment below:

How is this information useful?

What have you been doing to protect your privacy?

Which ones off the list will you start implementing, now that you know more about them?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

When Did You First Realize the Importance of Online Privacy?

When Did You First Realize the Importance of Online Privacy? | Electronic Frontier Foundation:

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In a comment below, address the following questions:  

1.  When Did You First Realize the Importance of Online Privacy?

2.  Do you agree or disagree with the recent changes in privacy legislation (see videos embedded above)?  How will these changes affect you?

3.  What are you doing to protect yourself online?

4.  How could you become more involved in the ongoing fight for your rights to privacy?

Monday, February 6, 2017

33 Maps That Explain The United States

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1.  Which of these maps are the most informative to you?
2.  What did you learn from reading these maps?
3.  How is seeing this information visually sometimes more compelling than just reading it?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

10 Topics Every 21st Century Citizen Should Know About

From MIT Press: 10 Topics Every 21st Century Citizen Should Know About | CommonHealth:

Which topics do you already know something about?

Which ones are you completely unfamiliar with?

Which ones are the most interesting to you?

Are there any other topics you think should be included on this list?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

"Wikipedia is about as good a source of accurate information as Britannica, the venerable standard-bearer of facts about the world around us, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature."



Read the article linked above.  Answer the following questions in a comment below.  Do not repeat what others have already said.  Contribute your own relevant, unique viewpoint to the conversation.

  1. Does this study change your opinion of Wikipedia as a source?
  2. Did you notice the year that the article on the study (above) was published?  Do you think Wikipedia has become more or less accurate since then?
  3. Summarize what Wikipedia says about itself in terms of reliability: