Our keynote speaker Eppo van Nispen talked at length regarding libraries being modern in a digital age and the rapid advances in technology. I open with this slide as it is a favourite infographic, it is just coincidence that it reflects one of the themes from Eppo’s opening keynote.
This is me, and I work at a school with tradition rather than modern. We have internet, wifi, 1-1 laptops in the sec and trialing iPads sets in the primary, but Library and IT are not agenda items in the school. I am very much a digital teacher librarian, I like and embrace technology. Much of what I will be looking at today has been spoken about by the keynote speakers such as Joyce Valenza and Ross Todd. I will be going at a much slower pace, I want you to stop and ask me questions as you go, I like to share but I want you to take away with you something that you think you can use in teaching and learning back at school.
Although I currently do most of my t’ing in Sec I am originally a primary school teacher and I do believe a picture tells a thousand words. I am often in my PL working with the Pri TL because I get picture book withdrawal. I found these reasons which come from the education environment, but I had to add my own.When researching I tried to look at sources from the education environment, not the graphic, commercial…
Example of procedural, could use this with a year 2/3 class, where there is a focus on procedural writing.
Example of factual and procedural,
I have added my own definition, this definition became clearer to me after I started using them for teaching and learning.
Current PD development that has been running at my school via this group. The workshops have been about the brain and learning to learn. One of the components was styles of learning and visual learning, something I thought was missing from the Sec programme. So I decided to do something about it.
I decided on infographics for visual learning, it was not a BHAG, but it was an idea that reflected the school user base, many esl students. So here is an infographic examples concisely and creatively.
Why choose infographics? I came across this infographic that attempts to define them….and straight away I disagreed with some of the content, is written text always disengaging? Do all uses of infographics say “a-ha” after they see one…
This is where I have listed 100’s of examples which might be a good starting point, many with creative commons ok and search able, like Flickr blue mountain which Joyce Valenza mentioned in her keynote yesterday.
They are not hard to find via a simple search with the word infographic as a search word, I have tried some of the search engines talked about such as Mashpedia, instagork but they didn’t give as good results as Google advanced, maybe because I teach students to use keyword infographic and advanced search.
Of course I intend to try smore.com which Joyce Valenza spoke about, it is an interactive infographic creator, but I have only trialed one interactive infographic evaluation with students and I will talk about my teaching and learning programme in a minute. These I have used or students have used successfully. They have free versions many of which you don’t have to create an account for, which is nice for younger children.Yesterday in Stephen Shephard and Derek Nelson’s presentation there was a by James from yr4 who used graphy online to create a statistics representation , the presenters didn’t know they were using infographics
Yr7/8 lap experiment write up
Apart from a link
I know these IL outlines and here are some more
I have had a recycle an old one I wrote in 2006 for my primary library, as I have a new TL and she is demanding one.Basically I keep a tally of the IL skills I do with each year group over the year and by the end of second term if there is some missing then I will make sure I have focused on it, I use a skills/topic list for each year group and these are based on what has been programmed in the classroom for the year.Ross Todd spoke about this during session 1, he also talked about the library being a place of critical thinking/learning, not just a place to go and study/do some research often independently.
This was given by me to the students
Whole class activity you may project the infographic, but I use and link to the Library website usually the first time so students learn where and how to use the catalogue
The subjects of this study were middle school girls (n = 21) participating in a 2 week mathematics and science
ORGINAL THOUGHTS ARE VISUAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE, I included the word “Topic” to this concept
Infographics can be non-digital, yesterday I was in a session with Steven Shephard and Derek Nelson and students from Qatar Academy, Yusef and Ru-pert did a poster/infographic on their understanding of infographics
Something you could be doing as soon as you get back to school….
Piktochart, free account, in 2 lessons, one lesson the research, one lesson the creation….used in humanities as part of a collaborative They can send these electronically via Edmodo, I will enter some into the library catalogue with the students as the author
Great way to use your own infographics and then you have a valid author, valid information, when doing the evaluation process….I want to use this for IB: TOK / EE students as a way of presenting their surveys their own surveys
The internet a decade later 2012, infographic, SodaHead, accessed 01November 2012, <http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-infographics/>. 1
Infographics; a valuable tool in theteaching & learning of visual literacy. Monica Morscheck Head Librarian and E-Learning Coordinator email@example.com @MonicaMLib #iasl www.bisphuket.ac.th
This presentation will look at many aspects of the infographics;1. Where to find examples on the web2. How to catalogue infographics3. Using infographics to teach visual literacy4. How to create your own 3
Why I like infographics?• They Are Concise. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.• They Are Creative. Most infographics use an amazing blend of information and art. Edick, H 2012, Why I love infographics, Edudemic, 16th March 2012, accessed 01 November 2012, <http://edudemic.com/2012/03/why-i-love-infographics/>.• They help us understand complex data. Byrne, R 2011, Picture this, School Library Journal, June, p.15.• They help us understand procedure. 4
Amin, H n.d., They draw & cook, infographic, Easy Funfetti, accessed 01 November2012, <http://www.theydrawandcook.com/recipes/easy-funfetti-by-hanisha-amin--3>. 5
Crooks, R 2010, What is a stock, infographic, Mint, accessed 01 November 2012,<http://www.mint.com/blog/investing/what-is-a-stock-10072010/?display=wide>. 6
Information graphics or infographicsare visual representations ofinformation, data or knowledge. Ross, A 2009, InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices, InstantShift, blog, 07.06.2009, accessed 23 September 12, <http://www.instantshift.com/2009/06/07/infographic-designs-overview-examples-and-best-practices/>. ….These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly….. In Schools…. These graphics can be used where complex information needs to understood by a visual learner. These graphics can be created when complex information needs to be presented quickly and clearly. 7
1. Where to find examples on the web. For teachers and librarians http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/monicamlib 11
1. Where to find examples on the web. Teachers, Librarians and Students searching Any search engine using an advanced search • Keyword infographic • Limited time scale • Keyword statistics 12
Choosing infographics to use with your students?Avoid “too much information” (TMI).The purpose of an infographic is to distill thought andreduce the clutter.Femando, A 2012, Killer infographic! But does it solve TMI?, Communique, March-April, pp.10-12. 13
2. How to catalogue infographicsThey can be uploaded into any windows or web basedcatalogue.They can be uploaded as a file or as a web link.Include a full catalogue record (for copyright), createsubjects unique to the student population.BISP: Oliver v.5 a web based library cataloguing system. 23
Here is how the catalogue record appears as a file or website entry. 24
Many infographics are now giving the option to usean embed code…. 25
I also edited the resource type parameters of Oliver andallow the list of infographics I have catalogued to appear.Often do this for projects I am working on with students. 26
??I still haven’t worked out to includeinteractive infographics into the catalogue. http://shaheeilyas.com/flags/ 27
BIS Libraries has NOInformation Literacycontinuum/curriculum Berkowitz, R and Eisenberg, M 2012, Big6, , accessed 4 September 2012, <http://big6.com/>. 28
3. Using infographics to teachvisual literacy.Visual Literacy is a component of the BIS LibrariesInformation Literacy continuum.I define Visual Literacy as "The abilityto make sense, interpret, and express ideas using images,both still and moving”.At BIS, traditionally Visual Literacy has been taught usingpicture books or still images such as a photograph in theEarly Years, Primary Years and in Years 7 & 8. 30
Visual Literacy and infographicsand non-fictionUse of informationThe synthesis of the informationThe evaluation of the information 32
I have created a skills set for Year 7 and up EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS MEETING EXPECTATIONS WORKING TOWARDSUse of The student can draw The student can identify the The student recognises theinformation conclusions and make infographics topic and main topic intended purpose from inferences on the topic.* concepts. the art/design.The synthesis of The student predicts what The student takes notes on The student checks that thethe information further information would be the topic and is able to data and language used is of value to the topic. combine this with other appropriate for the topic. information to answer questions.The evaluation The student verifies the The student chooses to use The student can identify theof the information represented via an infographic that is from an date of publication, theinformation a third party. ** organisation or creator(s) creator(s) and their contact The student suggests what working on behalf of an information. bias may be present. organization. 33
*Although some information graphics are only intended todisplay data, the overwhelming majority of informationgraphics … have a communicative goal or intendedmessage.Effectively Realizing the Inferred Message of an Information Graphic 2005, CiteSeer, accessed 2 September 2012,<http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.122.2985>.** Information experts predict that by 2020, there will be40 times as much available data as there is now… to a newbreed of data designers and information artists who …making complexity simple.Rouse, R 2010, TOO MUCH INFORMATION? NOT FOR THE NEW DESIGN BREED, The Evening Standard, 26 July, p.27 34
The infographic for the students Edmodo www.bisphuket.edmodo.com 36
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS MEETING EXPECTATIONS WORKING TOWARDSUse of The majority of coral reefs in The biggest coral reefs in the The infographic shows whereinformation the world are in the Asia world are in Indonesia and coral reefs are located in the Pacific region. Coral Reefs are Australia. world. in the warm waters between latitude…The synthesis of What are countries of the Australia has 17.22% of the The name of the countriesthe information world have small reefs? Are world’s reefs, these are are missing and the %’s do any of the reefs in danger? situated in NE and NW not add up to 100%. Australia, the largest is know as the Great Barrier Reef.The evaluation The reefs of the world are The organisation is a design It was made in 2012 by theof the listed company called Saint H. Saint H.information athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/Coral_reef#Locations. The student suggests what bias may be present?? 37
ResearchVisual representations should … use cueingstrategies to attract attention and influence whatinformation learners will extract. When studentsdo not know what information to attend to, theyare likely to draw incorrect conclusions from the[infographic ].Patrick, M etal 2005, Visual Representations of DNA Replication: Middle Grades Students Perceptions andInterpretations, Journal of Science Education and Technology, vol. 14, no. 3, September, pp.353-365. 38
4. How to create your own. TOPIC KNOWLEDGE CONTENT VISUAL http://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-an-infographic-5-steps-to-create-a-powerful-visual/ 39