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It’s all GOOD

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If you haven’t, you must check out GOOD. In their own words:

“GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward.
Since 2006 we’ve been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn.
This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be.”

GOOD presents information about politics, economics, the environment, and many other topics in amazing ways.

Three things about GOOD that are great:

1. The GOOD sheets. You may have seen a print version of these floating around your local Starbucks. GOOD finds visually stimulating ways to present a large volume of information about a timely topic. For example, this GOOD sheet is about the first 100 days of American presidencies:

There are many other topics available. These visualizations are great discussion starters about content and current events. I also like to show students how they can present information in many different ways.

2. The blog. The GOOD blogs also feature stunning visualizations about timely issues. This visualization about water use blew my mind:

3. The “pay what you want” print magazine. You can pay what you want to subscribe to the print version of the magazine and what you choose to pay will go directly to a nonprofit. Get a subscription for your class – cut out important articles, use them for silent reading or student research, etc.

Peruse the website. You’ll also find video shows, an activism event listing, and community features. It’s all GOOD.

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Written by TeacherC

19 March 2009 at 1:34 pm

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