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For young learners, the PlanetSmith blog gives a nice example of how simple math rules can assist third graders. The post, "Data and Decision Making," gives tips on how to combine multiplication tools with a fresh sense of urgency.
The easy access to data helps explain the benefits of visualizations as teaching tools. While experts point to William Playfair as the inventor of the modern chart in the late 1700s, not until the early 1900s does Otto Neurath earn distinction as the father of data visualization.
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Two excellent resources for visualizations in the classroom are:
- Information Graphics, a book by art historian Sandra Rendgen, that explores "the four key aspects of visualizing data — Location, Time, Category, and Hierarchy" through stunning examples of detailed graphics
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- Auto visualizations, such as Pinterest, Visual.ly, and other easy tools, that automatically create infographics from simple data sets or personal preferences to capture viewers' attentions in artistic, informative ways
For further reading, check out our earlier post on "Education In The Age Of Big Data." Also, we recommend these articles about visualization: