Teaching with Infographics

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  • Hi Stephanie, thanks for this very useful presentation. I totally agree that infographics allow you to make complex information simple and digestible. Hence, it is perfect for making students understand their lessons in difficult subjects. For the teachers out there who wanted to make infographics easily, they can utilize various tools to do so. The most easy to use one is the InfographiCreator.com. Buttons are self-explanatory and you get the needed output in PDF or PNG format. Check their website here: http://infographicreator.com/
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  • BELLOULA Messaoud
    Departement of computer science.
    University of Batna. Algeria
    I am studying ICT in this departement.
    Thank you for sharing.
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Teaching with Infographics

  1. 1. Teaching with Infographics STEPHANIE RICHTER INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES COORDINATOR
  2. 2. Introductions  Name  Department  Why you are interested in infographics
  3. 3. You will be able to Explain what infographics are and why they are effective for conveying information  Find infographics related to your content  Describe the process for creating an infographic  Explain the benefits of having students create infographics  Create basic infographics 
  4. 4. Agenda  Introduction to infographics  Finding and sharing infographics  Process for creating infographics  Tools for creating infographics
  5. 5. What are infographics? Visual representations of information, data, or knowledge Used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education
  6. 6. What are infographics? Graphics • Graphs • Images (simple shapes) • Charts and diagrams Information • Data and statistics • Timelines • Processes • Relationships
  7. 7. http://visual.ly/what-infographic-2
  8. 8. Why use an infographic?  To make complex information easier to understand  To show relationships or trends  To tell a story with data or information  To engage viewers
  9. 9. http://visual.ly/red-state-blue-state
  10. 10. http://www.infographicsshowcase.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/03/Use-Infographics.jpg
  11. 11. http://www.j6design.com.au/services/Infographicdesign.aspx
  12. 12. Infographics are not new Charles Joseph Minard, size of Napoleon’s army on the Russian march published 1869 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Joseph_Minard
  13. 13. Infographics are not new
  14. 14. Types of Infographics
  15. 15. Types of Infographics  Statistical
  16. 16. http://www.educause.edu/studentsAndTechnologyInfographic
  17. 17. http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/ social-sharing-gender-survey_b18152
  18. 18. Types of Infographics  Statistical  Timeline
  19. 19. http://edtechtimes.com/2012/12/17/the-historyof-elearning-infographic/
  20. 20. http://visual.ly/brief-history-space-exploration
  21. 21. Types of Infographics  Statistical  Timeline  Informational
  22. 22. http://visual.ly/why-stainless-steel-incredible?_from=homepage
  23. 23. http://edudemic.com/2012/12/a-simple-guide-to-4complex-learning-theories/
  24. 24. Types of Infographics  Statistical  Timeline  Informational
  25. 25. http://flirtingwelearning.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/infographicthe-addie-model-a-visual-representation/
  26. 26. http://visual.ly/concept-geologic-carbon-sequestration
  27. 27. Types of Infographics  Statistical  Timeline  Informational  Summary or illustration
  28. 28. http://www.mamiverse.com/30-dr-seuss-quotes-to-live-by-4920/
  29. 29. http://themetapicture.com/wil-wheaton-explains-whybeing-a-nerd-is-awesome/
  30. 30. Flowcharts & Mindmaps http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/emotions-which-there-are-no-english-words-infographic
  31. 31. Infographic Resumes http://powerpointer.deviantart.com/art/ Graphic-Resume-Comission-274687674
  32. 32. Sources for infographics
  33. 33. News Media http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/ paths-to-the-white-house.html http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/31/business/ 20080801-metrics-graphic.html
  34. 34. Professional and Governmental Organizations http://www.educause.edu/studentsAndTechnologyInfographic
  35. 35. Infographic sites  Visual.ly  Easel.ly
  36. 36. Activity  Find an infographic that relates to your course content  Determine what type it is  Statistical  Informational  Process  Summary
  37. 37. Creating Infographics
  38. 38. Benefits for having students create infographics  Increased information literacy   Increased visual literacy   The ability to process and interpret information The ability to view, interpret, evaluate, use, and create visual media (images) Increased technological literacy  The ability to use technology creatively, productively, and effectively
  39. 39. Process Pick a topic Determine your message Gather data or content Sketch your graphic Illustrate your content
  40. 40. Some EASY and FREE tools  PowerPoint  Piktochart.com  Easel.ly  Infogr.am  Visualize.me (for resumes, based on your LinkedIn profile)
  41. 41. Let’s try it!  Go to www.easel.ly  Click on a theme (or click Start Fresh)

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