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Roland Gesthuizen

The Learning Spy - Hexagonal Learning - LessonPaths - 30 views

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    "Why hexagons? Cos they've got six sides and when you give a pile of the them to kids their natural response is to start fitting them together and making connections between the  multistructual base, making relationships visible."
Roland Gesthuizen

4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity - 125 views

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    "In recent years, a lot of mindmapping resources have begun popping up on the Internet. Some of the more powerful ones require you to download and install a chunky program on your computer. Others cost a pretty penny. Here are four free mindmapping tools that are web-based, meaning you can get up and running immediately without hassle. "
Michelle Kassorla

The Scale of the Universe - 113 views

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    Interactive scale tool
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    This is one of the most amazing sites you will ever visit. It compares the scale of things from quarks to supernovas and beyond. Prepare to be very impressed.
Roberta Bandfield

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine - 91 views

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    "Visual.ly"
Martin Burrett

The Internet map - 113 views

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    Ever wondered what the internet looks like? Well, not like this site, but it does provide a stunning visual representation of thousands of the biggest websites and how they are connected geographically on the network. This is a great way to start student thinking about web and how we are all connected. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Martin Burrett

ChronoZoom - 126 views

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    A stunning project from Microsoft Research. See the 13.7 billion year history of the cosmos as an interactive and zooming timeline, including our modern times. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/history
Jo French

YouTube - Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories - 67 views

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    "Short lecture by Kurt Vonnegut on the 'simple shapes of stories.'"
Chris Betcher

IfItWereMyHome.com - 127 views

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    IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.
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    Nice find Chris. I just shared this on Twitter and my Board teacher site.
Roland Gesthuizen

Don't confuse data with intelligence | TechRepublic - 49 views

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    "Facts, figures, and complex calculations based on data are important, but they are not intelligence. The amazing recent events in the Middle East have brought home an important distinction between data and intelligence that is particularly relevant for IT and organizations as a whole"
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    Good reasons why we need to be careful with just drilling down into our data mountains whilst ignoring that the rules have changed.
collettmegan

How Cyclone Yasi compares around the world | Latest news on the Queensland Floods | New... - 21 views

  • with storms of the past - it's bigger than Larry, more powerful than Tracy.  Hours after landfall, it was still a category three and had been forecast to still be a category one even when it reached Mt Isa, more han
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    " IF you're struggling to grasp the magnitude of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, consider this: it is so large it would almost cover the United States, most of Asia and large parts of Europe. "
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    Cyclone Yasi is about to strike land in North Queensland as I enter this post on the evening of 2 Feb 2011. This is a good comparison and visualisation that other teachers could use in their classroom to explain to students.
Florence Dujardin

Florence Nightingale, datajournalist: information has always been beautiful | guardian.... - 13 views

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    Florence Nightingale was a master in visualising statistics - see how she did it + interactive updates to her coxcomb diagram
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