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Infographics as teaching tools ppt

  1. 1. S Turning Infographics Into Effective Teaching Tools Technology in Education Conference May 19 2014 Karen Megay Nespoli
  2. 2. Getting to know you Name Department Why you are interested in infographics?
  3. 3.  Introduction to infographics  Types of infographics  Creating infographics  Ideas for using infographics in the classroom
  4. 4. Infographics are visual representations of Information data knowledge
  5. 5. Infographics Used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing and education.
  6. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
  7. 7. S Learners are constantly bombarded by information. A deluge of messages are conveyed through the use of pictures, photographs, and video. Learning how to “read” and evaluate visual media is a skill that can be taught, just as reading is taught. S Students must also learn to express their understandings through visual representations. S Writing, research, and planning, all while combining digital and traditional text forms. Visual Literacy
  8. 8. Why use infographics? S Make it easy to understand complicated concepts or how-to perform tasks S Dynamically combine words and picture in ways that are visually appealing S Stand alone S Reveal new information S Are universally understood
  9. 9. Who will find infographics an engaging way to learn course material? S Fact oriented learners S Data enthusiasts S Creative minds
  10. 10. S Types of Infographics
  11. 11. Statistical
  12. 12. Timeline
  13. 13. Informational
  14. 14. Process
  15. 15. Research Based
  16. 16. Summary
  17. 17. Sources of infographics Government Organizations
  18. 18. Professional Organizations
  19. 19. Pinterest
  20. 20. What makes a good infographic?
  21. 21. Purpose The audience should be able to infer the author’s purpose, draw conclusions based on the evidence, and summarize the gist of the infographic
  22. 22. Style The graphic components including the layout, text, symbols and color scheme should address the tone of the author.
  23. 23. Evidence Data and text must be cited and appropriately integrated in the design to support the reader’s understanding.
  24. 24. Format The infographic can be represented in a static format, designed for print, or a dynamic medium, allowing for interactivity.
  25. 25. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
  26. 26. Creating Infographics
  27. 27. Online Infographic Tools PiktoChart (www.picktochart.com) Free tools with simple advanced features and a variety of templates Glogster (http://edu.glogster.com) Interactive posters PowerPoint - Free templates to use within a PowerPoint Presentation http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33499/The- Marketer-s-Simple-Guide-to-Creating-Infographics-in- PowerPoint-Template.aspx
  28. 28. Online Infographic Tools Easelly (www.easel.ly) Free tool for designing infographics from pre-designed templates. Easiest of all of the infographic tools. InfoGram ( www.infogr.am) Simple no cost tool for designing information and data visualizations with interactive content. Visually (www.visual.ly) A professional design marketplace with examples of infographics in all subjects.
  29. 29. Infographics S Can support reading comprehension and writing while strengthening critical thinking and synthesizing skills. S Can be useful for connecting literacy content with science, history or math lessons. S Can be used as a visual resume S Can be used as creative formative or summative assessment to showcase a student’s mastery of knowledge.
  30. 30. Using infographics in the classroom to: S review the steps of a science experiment S talk about a character’s decision in literature S highlight important historical events S compare ways of looking at data S discuss the historical setting of a book S pre-teach a new subject S present a new idea or topic
  31. 31. Resources Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
  32. 32. Close Reading Infographic
  33. 33. Resources S Davis, M. & Quinn, D. (January, 2014) Visualizing text: The New Literacy of Infographics. Reading Today. S Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an- assessment.html S TeachThought: A Primer On Infographics in the Classroom http://www.teachthought.com/literacy-2/a- primer-on-infographics-in-the-classroom/ S Teaching with Infographics http://www.slideshare.net/srichter/teaching-with- infographics-27211531
  34. 34. Photo Credits S Agenda icon - Creative Commons via partido- pirata.blogspot.com S Getting To Know You http://www.cartoonstock.com/ S Student infographic - http://www.classesandcareers.com/ S Infographic samples - Google images

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