Friday, July 8, 2011

What's Your World Look Like #edtech

Normally on fun Friday, I try to come up with some fun site that still has educational purpose for elementary students. Well tonight, I have not been able to stop looking at maps from ShowWorld.  These are very interesting visualizations of data from all over the world (they also have subpages for just Japan and the US).  ShowWorld takes data from a number of sources and creates categories and subcategories for a number of topics.  For example, you may be surprised to note that the US accounts for approximately 18% of the world's wind energy as you can see in the embedded map below.  This is one of my favorite components of ShowWorld, you can get embed code for a standard or an animated map or even download the data as a spreadsheet.  I'm all about visualization of data and ShowWorld does an excellent job of sharing such information.

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