High School teacher creates neat presentation of the things he did in 2009

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16 Responses to “High School teacher creates neat presentation of the things he did in 2009”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What font did he use?

  2. netsharc says:

    Glad to see that his #1 most SMS’ed person was a girl, presumably his girlfriend, so that means he’s got one – although, that’s a bit of archaic thinking isn’t it, it would be equally okay if he’s got a boyfriend instead.

    Oh well, the mutterings of a girlfriend-less hetero geek. :p

  3. MrsBug says:

    Very cool. I’ll bet he’s a fun teacher.

  4. kmoser says:

    With such poor taste in beer, how can I possibly take the rest of his presentation seriously?

  5. Anonymous says:

    the man has impeccible taste in beer. Light, crisp and well made, with a little weiss thrown in. Maybe an ale would have been a good addition.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Any idea what software he used to make it? Very cool!

  7. xaxa says:

    That’s inspired me to update my “How much do I save by cycling to work in London?” spreadsheet, although the actual title should be something like “How much can I spend on bicycle stuff”.

    Result: In 2009 I spent £130 more than the equivalent public transport would have cost, since that includes the initial cost of the (very nice) bike, but this year I expect to save over £600.

  8. nanite2000 says:

    Brilliant.
    Anyone know who did the music? It’s pretty funky.

  9. Neverfox says:

    The biggest thing I took away from this (cool) video was that he has crap taste in beer. Branch out, dude!

  10. John Napsterista says:

    Awesome. Teachers change lives; Mr. Meyer’s students are very, very lucky.

  11. Micah says:

    I assume this was inspired by Nicholas Felton’s personal annual reports (which have been featured in the past on BoingBoing.

    • tenacious d says:

      definitely inspired by feltron – who i adore, but i think mr. meyer actually took the idea and did something different in a good way…nice job.

  12. Dean Putney says:

    I liked the video, and really enjoyed the idea behind it. Some of the transitions and visualizations were a little difficult to follow though. Specifically:

    - Sometimes the labels were too small or on screen for too short a time to read.
    - The travel section wasn’t immediately clear what it was showing. I thought it started in Africa. Maybe zooming in instead of out would be more clear?
    - In some places, the numbers ticking up made it hard to read the graph because the final number only appears on screen for a short time. With three numbers on the screen at the same time, all ticking up and none being the actual number, I can’t scan between several numbers to save time.

    I really liked that it showed the individual people he messaged the most, and his top artists for the songs. I also liked the way he matched the graphics with the subject for each statistic.

  13. Anonymous says:

    For anyone who has had to sit through a quarterly or annual meeting, this should be the standard of judgement. Each graph has a graphic identity leading up to it, and each covers a suprisingly dense amount of info. Love it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Really puts things in perspective…

  15. pato pal ur says:

    That was amazing! I love how he mentions in his blog that it was his knowledge of math made it possible to create this presentation.

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