In my Twitter stream last night, I saw a message from the Guy Kawasaki Alltop stream that talked about an infographic about Love & Hate on Twitter. I’m a sucker for a good infographic so clicked through and saw the image.
It’s a long infographic and so it took some time to read through and totally understand what was in the design. I had this bizarre feeling that I’d seen this before. It’s not too bizarre because I’ll spend time reading these things and I know that I’ll revisit some of them. Then, I hit the bottom of the infographic and saw Copyright @ 2011 Neoformix. My head snapped up just a bit. Neoformix is Jeff Clark. Jeff is a former student of mine and Neoformix is an outlet for his graphic and programming creativity when he’s not out running.
I flipped over to the Neoformix website to confirm and, yep, that’s him. But, there’s more.
I think that most people like a good infographic. But, if you’ve ever tried to create one yourself or assign it to students, it is not a trivial task to undertake. I think that most people just assume that you open Photoshop and then go to it. And, for the most part, that may be right. However, for this infographic, Jeff has created a blog entry describing how he created it. I was impressed when he started off indicating that he collected the data for “love” and “hate” from over a couple of years. Talk about dedication to the project.
As you read the post, and I hope that you do, Jeff provides a nice insight to the developer side of these things. It’s great reading. I know that @pmcash was going to explore doing this as an activity in Computer Science this year. After all, many infographics are a new spin on working with histograms, a standard task in programming.
So, please take a moment to read Jeff’s post and if you’re having students create infographics, bookmark it for later reference. It’s a keeper.
Crossposted at: http://plpnetwork.com/2011/03/21/love-and-hate-on-twitter/
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The Enlightened Manager: 10 Questions to Strengthen a Leader’s Heart
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the emotional life of leaders. We talk so much about strategy and planning and goals and management, but behind all of those intellectual concepts exists a deeper reality. We feel. We care. We strive. We struggle.
Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work.
Treemaps for space-constrained visualization of hierarchies
During 1990, in response to the common problem of a filled hard disk, I became obsessed with the idea of producing a compact visualization of directory tree structures. Since the 80 Megabyte hard disk in the HCIL was shared by 14 users it was difficult to determine how and where space was used. Finding large files that could be deleted, or even determining which users consumed the largest shares of disk space were difficult tasks.
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Rosalind Wiseman: School Bullying: What You Haven’t Heard
School Bullying: What You Haven’t Heard
Hockey Scouting and Hockey Recruiting Service – PuckProspect.com
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Awesome video talking about different learning styles.
Lanyrd | the social conference directory
Get more out of conferences
Dropbox Forms: Receive files from your web site to your dropbox!
Whether you use Frontpage or Facebook, we’ve got you covered regardless of skill level. Every platform is just one copy/paste away from your Dropbox.
The Answer Sheet – Why schools should try things not “research-based”
But if we want to see real change in our schools and move the needle on closing the achievement gap, we need to try some things that aren’t “proven.” We need to experiment with practices we intuitively think are good ideas and can deliver results but haven’t been subject to exhaustive research yet.
6 Important PC Tools Most People Never Use
Most people do worry about malware and I would like to think that only a few run a computer without an antivirus program or other security-related software. However, there are many more important PC tools that most people never use, even though they are essential for running a stable and secure system.
vReveal Video Enhancement Software – Fix Dark, Shaky, Noisy, Blurry, Low-Resolution Videos | www.vreveal.com
With vReveal software for Windows, it’s easy to quickly fix the videos from your cell phone, HD camcorder, digital camera, or other device. Stabilize, brighten, sharpen, add fun effects and more with just one click. It’s completely free
VP Factory | Pioneer of Video Players as a Service – Straightforward Video Solution
Publish video content on your websites, blogs and social networks and manage it from one place.
Griffin Technology: TunePrompter – Create Your Own Karaoke Videos
Looking for the full karaoke experience without the two-drink minimum? Then please welcome to the stage the perfect duet partner for iKaraoke — iKaraoke TunePrompter.
Ultimate Mashup for Youtube Videos, Links, Images and more! | SlideBomb
Ultimate maship slideshow
Pixorial – Video Sharing Service
Give all your videos a safe place to call home.
Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year
This page provides a way for you to obtain a table of the times of sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, or the beginning and end of twilight, for one year.
Just how big is Google anyway?
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.