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  • 1. Getting started with Infographics
  • 2. What are infographics?
  • 3. Statistical Infographic com/blog/trends/hamburger10122010/
  • 4. Timeline infographic
  • 5. Process Infographic
  • 6. Gameboard metaphor
  • 7. Personal preference
  • 8. Research based infographic
  • 9. ISTE NETS*S Demonstrate creativity and innovation Communicate & collaborate Conduct research & use information Think critcally, solve problems, & make decisions Use technology effectively & productively
  • 10. ELA Anchor Standards K-12 Reading: Integration of knowledge and ideas Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media & formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Speaking & listening: Presentation of knowledge & ideas Make strategic use of digital media & visual displays of data to express information & enhance understanding of presentations.
  • 11. ELA Anchor Standards: K-12 Writing: Research to build & present knowledge Conduct short as well as more sustained research Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. Draw evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • 12. Infographics & Standards for Math Practice ● Graph data and search for regularity and trends ● Represent a mathematical situation with symbols ● Use objects, drawings, & diagrams to create an argument ● Map relationships using tools, such as diagrams, tables, graphs and flowcharts. ● Find digital content and use it to solve problems and use technological software and tools to do so
  • 13. Examples of student work World Geography: Student Infographics Social Issues: Student Infographics
  • 14. Tools Google Presentations Google Document Piktochart
  • 15. Steps to create an infographic 1. Become familiar with the ways to visualize data 2. Research and collect data and citations 3. Hand sketch a draft 4. Gather images and record citations 5. Pick colors and fonts based on message 6. Create infographic with citations
  • 16. Step 1. Explore types of infographics
  • 17. Step 2: Research and collect data Books DISCUS articles Magazines Newspapers Web sites Use Easybib to create MLA citations
  • 18. Step 3: Hand sketch a draft
  • 19. Step 4: Gather images and cite ● Microsoft Online Images: ● Compfight: ● Pixabay: ● MorgueFile: ● Public Domain Pictures: ● U.S. Government Photos and Images: http://www.usa. gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
  • 20. Step 5: Pick colors and fonts
  • 21. Color schemes that work Yellow on blue background
  • 22. Color schemes that work White on black background
  • 23. Color schemes that work Black on yellow background
  • 24. Colors to avoid Red on green is hard for those with colorblindness
  • 25. Colors to avoid If you want to use red, go for burgundy instead Red causes an agitated emotional response
  • 26. Colors evoke emotion Green makes the viewer feel involved with topic Blue indicates a calm message Yellow is for hope and cheerfulness Purple is childlike, save for light topics Black indicates power
  • 27. Fonts ● Type can express mood and emotion ● Do not use more than three different fonts ● Bookman, Garamond, and Times New Roman are good for large blocks of text ● Arial and Comic Sans are good for headlines ● Make limited use of CAPITAL LETTERS
  • 28. Step 6: Create infographic and cite sources ● Google Presentation or Powerpoint will be used to create the infographic ● Rubric Overview○ examples: 1, 2, 3, 4 ● Don’t forget citations
  • 29. Bibliography Tamara Cox’s UTC Infographic Pres Kathy Schrocks’ Edweb: Infographics as a Creative Assessment Linda Dougerty’s DIY Infographics for Data Reporting Cox, Tamara. "Eliterate Librarian." : Show Me Your Data: Infographics with 7th Graders. N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. Dougherty, Linda. "DIY Infographics - METC 2013 Presentations." DIY Infographics - METC 2013 Presentations. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. Schrock, Kathy. "LIST OF INFOGRAPHIC TOPICS." Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything. N.p., 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2013.