The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine sponsors the 25th annual MAINEducation Conference on October 11-12, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
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Thursday, October 11 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Infographics in the Classroom: A Broader Perspective on Data in Education

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Our world experience is increasingly archived, indexed and measured, and this massive quantity of data has a story to tell. But numbers arranged in columns and rows it is a foreign language to the human brain. Math courses teach us to manage numbers that come in the dozens. But when they are counted in gigabytes, then we need new ways to interpret the data, new ways to help them tell their story.
This workshop will explore the topics of data visualization and infographics, perhaps the coolest thing happening on the Internet today. Participants will witness many examples of this unique intersection between content, mathematics and art, and learn how teachers and learners can utilize some of these techniques to make their world of numbers sing.

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David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT