The Washington Post has released an infographic that allows the visitor to “climb” Mount Everest. It contains audio clips and facts about the climb from Nepal to the top on the southern side of the mountain and is very interesting.
I’m sharing this here for two reasons: 1. as a tool you might want to use in a science or geography class and 2. as an example of a way to share information in a unique way. Infographics are becoming increasingly popular as a means to share a log of information in a short amount of time/space. They do not have to be as advanced as the Everest graphic, but using imagery to provide a context for facts and to enhance comprehension is something you might consider trying with difficult concepts in your courses.
And the link for the Everest climb? It’s here.