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Aug 04 2009 - 10:04 AM
Trends in Ed 8.04.09

is one of my favorite sites for infographics and data visualization, so I was interested to find that the site recently launched a new endeavor, entitled your.flowingdata. Essentially, the service allows users to track any personal information they wish via twitter, whether it's eating habits, exercise, productivity, or something entirely different. Users simply record every relevant piece of data in real-time like they would a normal tweet. Then, this information can be played with, analyzed, and shared using the your.flowingdata tools. I wonder if similar personal tracking tools could be useful at all in more formal educational settings--such as for students to log their process in class--or for educational research. Though not a twitter user, I find this type of tool somewhat intriguing, given my personal penchant for far too much information. If you share my obsession with constant information-gathering, here's a list from FlowingData creator Nathan Yau of 23 other personal data tools sure to keep your data collection cravings at bay.
Posted in: Trends in Ed|By: Rebekah Judson|12063 Reads