Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
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Also use the three sliders at the bottom (under Income per capita in international dollars and above and below Population). Notice also that merely hovering your mouse over different parts of the graphs highlights various information aspects. Finally, you can change both the x and y axes by clicking on the dropdown box triangles for Income per capita in international dollars (right of label) and Life expectancy, years (top of label).
I had seen the video of Gapminder founder Hans Rosling at TED Talks, but it's fun to get to play with the software a little bit. How great would it be to have this tool for K-12 data-driven decision-making?