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  • Infographics in the classroom - how to create an infographic using Easel.ly by Fiona Beal
  • http://visual.ly/what-infographic-2 What is an Infographic? • Data • Information/idea organisation • Text features • Images • Font and colour
  • Workshop on Infographics from ISTE 2013 http://www.infographics-edkit.com/
  • Pinterest board on Infographics in the classroom http://www.pinterest.com/fibeal/infographics-in-the-classroom/
  • For the teacher
  • Applications for making infographics
  • Statistical information Informational infographic Gameboard metaphor Timeline information Process infographic Interactive infographics Types of Infographics
  • Timeline infographics http://goo.gl/LeQGTT
  • Statistical infographics http://goo.gl/IofDyr
  • Informational Infographics http://goo.gl/cipmNQ
  • http://www.edudemic.com/s hare-that-picture/ Process infographic
  • http://goo.gl/mjOZPL Gameboard metaphor
  • Interactive infographics http://goo.gl/Abk8
  • Example made Using Piktochart
  • • present a topic, issue or information • pre-teach or teach a new subject • summarise points in a topic or event • introduce the writer of a novel or a story • talk about the story or the novel highlighting the important event. • present an argument from statistical data • create a timeline – remembering important events • present a book review or a news article. The use of infographics in the classroom
  • For the student
  • • makes information easily accessible and meaningful • it feeds into tendency to learn by seeing and interacting • reinforces that conclusions should be grounded in evidence • challenges ability to organize information into a hierarchy of importance • helps with idea organisation – cause/effect, chronological order, attributes & characteristics, comparisons, summarising research, etc. Benefits to students
  • Teach different types Focus on one type Let them interpret understanding of an infographic in a written paragraph Let them search for infographics of interest Teach strategies for interpreting data Teaching Infographics to students Use a rubric when they create an infographic
  • Provide them with a rubric http://goo.gl/vzHCik
  • How to create an infographic using Easel.ly
  • Step 1: Research and gather your content or data Step 2: Choose your application and template Step 3: Reorganise your template Step 4: Add your words Step 5: Decide on your fonts and colour Step 6: Publish your infographic Six steps to creating an infographic
  • http://www.easel.ly/
  • Thank you!