With the end of 2018 upon up, we can reflect on the historical events that occurred this year for the teaching profession. In six states, tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms to protest low salaries and cuts to school funding. In the State of Arizona, the #RedForEd movement had over 50,000 people […]

Source: Rachael Dottle, Ella Koeze, and Julia Wolfe, The 2018 Midterms, In 4 Charts, November 13, 2018, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.   Readers: Some interested 2018 Midterm Elections charts from FiveThirtyEight. Enjoy! Michael        

Readers: Last week, The New York Times published an interactive map for the 2018 Midterm Elections. The map and story were titled House Election Results: Democrats Take Control.  You were given two ways to view the results: one as a map and the second as a cartogram (see screenshots below). I really enjoyed the cartogram, […]

Readers: Well, for better or worse, the 2018 midterm elections are over. A lot of discussion surrounding the blue wave entering the election and the Democrats will have reason to be optimistic. They increased their support in large areas of the Midwest and the Rust Belt, regions where President Donald Trump dominated in 2016, most notably […]

Source: Janise, Hope, INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Traditions and significance of Diwali, University of Houston- Clear Lake, November 6, 2018, https://uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2018/11/05/interactive-infographic-traditions-and-significance-of-diwali/.  

Sources: Modra, Ronald C., Photos: Kentucky Derby Hats, Hats and More Hats (Plus a Little Action), Parade Magazine, May 9, 2016, https://parade.com/476035/ronaldcmodra/photos-kentucky-derby-hats-hats-and-more-hats-plus-a-little-action/. Riley, Taylor M, What should I wear to the Kentucky Derby? Here’s help in planning your hat, dress & more, Louisville Courier-Journal, April 12, 2018, https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/events/kentucky-derby/fashion/2018/04/12/kentucky-derby-fashion-what-wear-churchill-downs/441512002/.    

Readers: My Data Visualization blog was named the #3 blog for the second year in a row by Feedspot. Here is the link to their list. https://blog.feedspot.com/data_visualization_blogs/ I do not have a Facebook presence for my blog and less than 1,000 followers, but I get 300-800 visitors a day depending on what I post. I […]

Readers: First off, Happy New Year. I hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays. Back in 2016 during the Presidential election cycle, I posted a chart created by Robert Mann, Who Lies More – A Comparison (see image to the right).  This chart generated a lot of comments and strong opinions. With the […]

With the end of the year quickly approaching, Gartner is already looking ahead to the latest technology trends for 2018. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week. The basis of Gartner’s trends depends on whether or not they have the , and break out into something more […]