According to Wikipedia, data visualization is “the study of the visual representation of data, meaning “information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information”. Why should teachers care about this? It is important that students understand how to read and interpret visual representations of data–graphs, charts, maps, etc.Some places to learn about using infographics:
The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with the NY Times:
7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization
10 Useful Resources about Data Visualization
Add Data Visualizations to Your Google Site
Follow the conversation about the organization/formation of imug (Iowa Moodle Users Group) on Twitter, using the new hashtag, #imug.