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Infographics CPD Session

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Infographics CPD Session - November 2017

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Infographics CPD Session

  1. 1. CREATING INFOGRAPHICS USING PIKTOCHART Alan Parkinson
  2. 2. SKITTLES: DATA
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN INFOGRAPHIC?
  4. 4. Data are plural Data are numbers If we attach a meaning to data they become information
  5. 5. Elements of an infographic…..
  6. 6. USEFUL FOR… • Case studies • Exploring issues • Summarising topics • Bringing data / charts / graphs / maps to life • Telling a story about a place / event / person • Visualising a process
  7. 7. PURPOSE? •Stimulate visual and verbal learning •Communicate clearly and concisely •Numeracy skills are a big part of new GCSEs
  8. 8. CONSIDERATIONS • Need EASY creation tools so students focus on the content not the tool • Rich in functionality to extend students and offer a range of options, so that they don’t exhaust the tool quickly. • Ability to compile data into visually interesting charts and graphs – and have this automated • Maps (for geographers) • Easy to print and share (including embedding in webpages
  9. 9. 3 FREE ONLINE OPTIONS (FROM MANY): 1.Piktochart.com 2.Venngage.com 3.Easel.ly
  10. 10. • Need to create an account • Charts and maps can also be easily added to infographics • Can be linked to Google spreadsheets and Survey Monkey accounts to display real-time changes in data • Can be downloaded into a variety to JPEG, PNG, and PDF file types and also shared. • Piktochart also offers educational pricing that allows increasing the maximum file size for uploaded images, access to all templates as well as other features not available in the free version
  11. 11. • Need to create an account • Allows students to apply their style to create infographics that are unique • Can share on social media networks, including Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn • Can be downloaded as image or pdf files • Can be embedded into websites • Educational version allows teachers to create an account for their class and students. This allows students to easily share their infographics with their teachers or their entire class.
  12. 12. • Need to create an account • Thousands of templates offered by Easel.ly! • Infographics created in Easel.ly can be download in high or low-resolution JPEG files or PDFs. • Easel.ly infographics can also be shared on websites or with groups created within Easel.ly • YouTube video on how to create your first infographic
  13. 13. DEAR DATA BOOK Data can describe the hidden patterns in our lives. Data can be gathered from everybody. We create data as we live our lives. ‘Big Data’.
  14. 14. GRAPHICS • Source of simple graphics • http://www.iconarchive.com/ • https://icons8.com • https://thenounproject.com/ - thanks to Richard Allaway for this
  15. 15. ELEMENTS OF AN INFOGRAPHIC • Text • Images • Flags • Maps • Shapes • Arrows and emphases
  16. 16. PICK A STORY TO TELL • Create an account • Sign in • Start a new infographic • Add elements
  17. 17. ADD AND CREATE CHARTS • Use the editor or upload your own data • Charts can be network linked for live updating
  18. 18. ADD TEXT STYLES
  19. 19. And a new feature is MAPS Some countries have greater granularity of regions. Can colour code countries, change borders etc.
  20. 20. EXAMPLE – BASED ON MT. AGUNG
  21. 21. IDEAS FOR USING • Students tasked to create an infographic – perhaps from a source document • A folder of text, images and icons created and shared for student use – challenged to create an infographic using these options (perhaps adding some ‘red herrings’) • An infographic ‘created’ with elements, which are then jumbled up and students sort them out into a final piece • Infographic gallery created, and shared using embedding codes
  22. 22. SOME SLIDE CONTENT ADAPTED FROM • Perse Geography TM presentation by Matthew Fox (September 2017) – with thanks

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