Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gapminder and Gapminder for Teachers

Geekapedia explains Gapminder thus:

"Gapminder World provides users with the opportunity to explore social issues through real world statistics. Because the data is represented visually and animated, it can easily display trends, not only reflecting where we’ve been but where we’re going. The ability to compare countries makes it easy to see the socio-economic gaps that still exist in our world."

Gapminder for Teachers provides full lesson plans and Gapminders that are free to use and download.

This Gapminder of Human Development contains lots of information and shows just how involved a Gapminder presentation might be. Check out the Videos tab. You will have access to a number of videos that employ Gapminder in their presentation. Lots of great ideas.

Click the Data tab to access (presently) 511 sets of various data that you or your students can use to construct Gapminders.

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