Category: Web 2.0

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Moving Beyond Bar Graphs with Data Visualization

Data visualization is a tool that teaches two 21st century skills extremely well — the ability to clearly communicate ideas in a world of billions of voices, and the ability to analyze and utilize loads of information quickly and easily. Plus, it’s a technology that can be seamlessly integrated into what’s already happening in our classrooms, specifically in math, science, and social studies lessons. (Though, as Wordle illustrates, data visualizations are definitely cross-curricular tools.)

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Wiki-Wiki What?!?

My goal here is two-fold: first, to offer a step-by-step guide on how to get started with wikis. And, second, to provide some suggestions and examples of steps to take your classroom wiki to the next level.

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