Introduction to Infographics Carolyn Jo Starkey Librarian, Buckhorn High School ISTE SIGMS/SIGILT 1-Tool-at-a-Time Webinar Series April 4, 2012
Biography Carolyn Jo Starkey School Librarian, Buckhorn High School New Market, ALCarolyn Starkey has been in education for 23 years, the last 13 related to school library media. Sheserved as the library media specialist at Sloman Primary School for seven years, obtaining hercertification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in library media in 2003 whilethere. After a 4 ½ year stint as Assistant Professor of Library Education Media at Alabama StateUniversity, Carolyn is currently serving as a school librarian alongside Wendy Stephens at BuckhornHigh School and completing her dissertation in instructional leadership/instructional technology at theUniversity of Alabama. Her other professional commitments include positions as Co-Chair of theChildrens and School Library Division of the Alabama Library Association, Editor of ASLA‘s The AlabamaSchool Librarian, and Chair of ISTEs Media Specialist Special Interest Group newsletter committee. Shealso serves as a member of American Association of School Librarians Publications Committee andNCATE Coordinating Committee and has recently taken on a Co-Manager position of the AASL blog.Carolyn is a frequent conference and professional development presenter on a wide range of topics inschool librarianship, technology, and online learning. New areas of interest include the integration of theCommon Core State Standards into school libraries and the implementation of the EDUCATEAlabama forLibrarians formative performance assessment system. Carolyn served as a member of theEDUCATEAlabama for Librarians review committee and has presented on this topic over a dozen timessince 2011.
Session Description• This webinar will introduce infographics and their use as contemporary literacy tools for the classroom. Topics under discussion will include types of infographics, characteristics of good infographics, sources of infographics, and tools for creating infographics.
Definition: Infographics• An umbrella term for illustrations and charts that instruct people, which otherwise would be difficult or impossible with only text. --PC.com Encyclopedia http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=infographics&i=59903,00.asp• A representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. --whatis.com IT Encyclopedia http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/infographics.html
Why Use Infographics? • They make information easy to digest. – Large amounts of information can be presented. – Easier to see relationships and patterns. • They make information easy to share. – Rapid communication of ideas.
Why Use Infographics?“Infographics work in the classroombecause they grab students and allowan entry point to learning — andbecause they sum up pages andpages, even chapters, of informationthat would take a reader hours toprocess.” --Diana Laufenberg, Teacher
Why Use Infographics? Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model Teacher: Diana Laufenberg http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/20
Why Use Infographics? “Diana and her students used the Gulf oil spill as the starting point for creating infographics to tell the stories of the top ten worst man-made environmental disasters in American history.”
Why Use Infographics? 10-Step Sequence of Classroom Activities in Environmental History Unit http://learning.blogs.nytim
Why Use Infographics? Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design http://backspace.com/infodesign.p The manual was written and designed by John Emerson, Principal at Apperceptive LLC. http://backspace.com, http://apperceptive.com
Types of Infographics• Status• Comparison• Resource• Evolution
Status Infographics• These infographics visualize the current status or ‘state of’ an industry, trend or idea. They often show change over time by means of timelines.
What Makes a Good Infographic?The Anatomy of an Infographic: 5 Steps toCreate a Powerful Visualhttp://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-an-infog
What Makes a Good Infographic? The core of an infographic is composed of 3 important parts: 2.Visual 3.Content 4.KnowledgeThe Anatomy of an Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visualhttp://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-an-infographic-5-steps-to-create-a-powerful-v
What Makes a Good Infographic? Visual 2.Color Coding 3.Graphics 4.Reference Icons The Anatomy of an Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visual http://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-
What Makes a Good Infographic? Content 2.Time Frames 3.Statistics 4.References The Anatomy of an Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visual http://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-
What Makes a Good Infographic? Knowledge 2.Facts 3.Deductions The Anatomy of an Infographic: 5 Steps to Create a Powerful Visual http://spyrestudios.com/the-anatomy-of-
TutorialsKathySchrock: APicture isWorth aThousandWords—Infographicsas a CreativeAssessment http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/03/26/5-ways-to-vis