ATechnical Examination of SOPA & PIPA From Lumin Consulting
Infographics in the Classroom Students need to analyze existing infographics before creating their own Have students look at an infographic de-construct it have them re-write reflect on strategies Students collect Infographics themselves list what they have in common & critique Have them revise one and make it better
Teaching with InfographicsInformation Translation: Students recast infographic of their choice Same info -- different form Peer feedback – how does new compare w/ originalOverlapping Graphics Students locate 2 or more data visualizations of data about the same groups E.g. well being in US: a) Gallop Survey & b) Census
Sites to find good infographics:InfoGraphic-a-Day - An Educators Introduction - for teachersDaily Infographic - a new infographic every dayCool Infographics Blog - Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into informationGood - Transparency
Sites to find good infographics:Many Eyes: VisualizationsInformation is Beautiful - Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! David McCandless siteScoop.it- Infographics in EducationOnextrapixel: "Huge Infographics Design Resources: Overview, Principles, Tips and Examples”
Use Thinking Routines w/Infographics See-Think-Wonder Zoom In Explanation Game Generate-Sort-Connect-Elaborate: Concept Map “I used to think…now I think” Red Light, Yellow Light (when examining infographics made by others)
Student RemindersReview of important steps for students tocreate infographics: Keep it simple Decide on one picture Decide on a consistent color scheme Research some great facts & stats Validate
Student RemindersMake sure the arguments hold and are relevant Persuade the viewerQuickly convey the meaning behind the complex dataDraw conclusionsReference the facts
Some Free Tools to Create Wordle: An experiment brought to you by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group. This site is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people. This site allow you to upload your own data or even you can use data stored already on the site. The best thing that you will like about the tool is slick and professional looking visualizations. Visual.ly: One of the best looking tool on Internet to create and share beautiful infographics. The website offers great tools with stunning looks to create compelling storytelling visualizations that are user friendly and looks awesome. From "Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily"
Some Free Tools to Create Tableau: Tableau Public is a free application that brings data to life. Create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes then publish anywhere on the web. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy—and it’s free. Google Public Data: The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings. Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. From "Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily"
Some Free Tools to Create GapMinderDesktop “With Gapminder Desktop you canshow animated statistics from your own computer.” How-To Video
Some Tools to Create PowerPoint / Google Presentation Smart Notebook Markers & Paper
5 Rules for Researching Infographics Track down the original source and confirm the data Make sure you’re using the most recent data available Do not, ever, source information from user-generated content websites 99% of the Web is just your starting point Limit the number of sources you’re using
As Creative Assessment Kathy Schrock Website Video