Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)
A Map Of All The Divorces – On The Media “Is this someone who thinks that marriages are ruined because of environmental factors, and wants to avoid those environments? Or someone who really wants to date a divorcee, and is looking for the greatest concentration of them? Or is it someone who wants to know the best place to launch their divorce-themed business (shared-custody calendars, studio apartment rentals)? Also, even if this person exists, anywhere, this data would be useless to them. Patch’s divorce map shows divorces as a raw number, rather than divorces-per-capita.” tags: data journalism weekly mapping divorce My Heart Feeds a Series of Tubes – an ode to Yahoo Pipes tags: data pipes yahoo weekly tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
ZIPskinny – Get the Skinny on that ZIP Zip Code Fun (1 of 2) This is a VERY easy way to get your students looking at how their hometown/suburb/part of the city compares to neighboring ones. Punch in you zip code and get some well-organized census data. (tags: civic) Click for a Zip Code Boundary Map. Zip Code Fun (2 of 2): Use this google maps/zip code mash up to help students visualize the boundaries of zip codes (tags: civics) Power Shift Video Intensive | Power Shift 2007 Power Shift 2007, a climate change conference for youth, is offering fellowships to 16-25 year olds to take equipment home and film environmental issues in their community. Fellows will get training and guidance from established directors. (tags: envirostudies)
The Miseducation of the Doodle “Having exhausted traditional learning methods such as highlighting, note-taking, and rote memorization, Virginia chose to unleash a powerful, primitive tool that ultimately turned out to be her savior: The Doodle. Virginia decided to draw rudimentary visual representations of every concept in her Morrison and Boyd textbook. She deployed a problem-solving technique that defied conventional wisdom and all the academic advice she had received. And the story has a happy ending. Not only did Virginia ace her organic chemistry final and eventually become Dr. Scofield, she also became a celebrated immunologist, earning accolades for one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs related to HIV transmission. She credits much of her success, then and now, to her world-turning decision to doodle. “ tags: drawing draw visual notes weekly altlabtweet thinking art Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Case Study in Viral Marketing “By Pew’s analysis, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Mormonism are all net-negative: there are more people raised in the religious groups who have left, than there are people who have converted into the religious groups. Even Hinduism — which has the lowest attrition rate — is just breaking even. But Jehovah’s Witnesses are actually net-positive. Despite their heavy leakage, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the largest Christian group gaining American membership. They’re winners! “ tags: stats viral socialmedia jehovah marketing case study weekly […]