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  • 1. S Turning Infographics Into Effective Teaching Tools Technology in Education Conference May 19 2014 Karen Megay Nespoli
  • 2. Getting to know you Name Department Why you are interested in infographics?
  • 3.  Introduction to infographics  Types of infographics  Creating infographics  Ideas for using infographics in the classroom
  • 4. Infographics are visual representations of Information data knowledge
  • 5. Infographics Used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing and education.
  • 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
  • 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. 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. Who will find infographics an engaging way to learn course material? S Fact oriented learners S Data enthusiasts S Creative minds
  • 10. S Types of Infographics
  • 11. Statistical
  • 12. Timeline
  • 13. Informational
  • 14. Process
  • 15. Research Based
  • 16. Summary
  • 17. Sources of infographics Government Organizations
  • 18. Professional Organizations
  • 19. Pinterest
  • 20. What makes a good infographic?
  • 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. Style The graphic components including the layout, text, symbols and color scheme should address the tone of the author.
  • 23. Evidence Data and text must be cited and appropriately integrated in the design to support the reader’s understanding.
  • 24. Format The infographic can be represented in a static format, designed for print, or a dynamic medium, allowing for interactivity.
  • 25. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
  • 26. Creating Infographics
  • 27. Online Infographic Tools PiktoChart ( Free tools with simple advanced features and a variety of templates Glogster ( Interactive posters PowerPoint - Free templates to use within a PowerPoint Presentation Marketer-s-Simple-Guide-to-Creating-Infographics-in- PowerPoint-Template.aspx
  • 28. Online Infographic Tools Easelly ( Free tool for designing infographics from pre-designed templates. Easiest of all of the infographic tools. InfoGram ( Simple no cost tool for designing information and data visualizations with interactive content. Visually ( A professional design marketplace with examples of infographics in all subjects.
  • 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. 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. Resources Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
  • 32. Close Reading Infographic
  • 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 assessment.html S TeachThought: A Primer On Infographics in the Classroom primer-on-infographics-in-the-classroom/ S Teaching with Infographics infographics-27211531
  • 34. Photo Credits S Agenda icon - Creative Commons via partido- S Getting To Know You S Student infographic - S Infographic samples - Google images