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Lesson 13 understanding infographics

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  • http://www.staysafeonline.org/sites/default/files/resource_documents/Cyber%20Education%205.3.11%20PDF.pdfGeneration M2 Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/8010.pdf
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    • 1. Lesson 13 Understanding Infographics NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
    • 2. What is an Infographic An infographic is a popular way to present data by distilling the words, data points, key concepts and illustrations that might be present in a report and creating a visual representation of the material. NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
    • 3. Infographic Samples The Oscars 2012 The future of Solar NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Facebook User Statistics 2012
    • 4. Is a picture really worth a thousand words? • Research shows visual communication may be more powerful than verbal communication NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 5. How much is 2.5 billion gigabytes of data? It is equal to a full-length episode of “Glee” running continuously for 214,000 years. NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 6. Critical thinking required • Does the infographic cite its sources? Are the sources reputable? • Is the data relevant? How old is the data? • What is the motive of the organization, person, or group that created the infographic? • Are you being manipulated through the text, colors or graphics? • Does the infographic represent an accurate outline of the data? NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 7. Anatomy of an Infographic • Color Coding • Graphics • Reference Icons Visual Content • Time Frames • Statistics • References Knowledge • Facts • Deductions NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 8. Who is your audience? Who will see or use your infographic? • Will it be kids, adults, or other experts in the topic area? Your audience has a huge impact on the colors, icons, images, and content complexity NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 9. Infographic of Infographics NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
    • 10. Takeaways • Before believing any data presented in an infographic, look at the sources, dive beneath the surface, and know the motivation of the creator • When creating an infographic, your job is to put the pieces together in a way that tells an accurate story in a compelling way NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Content Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLC Made possible by a grant from WebRoot iKeepSafe © All Rights Reserved October 2011
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