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What is the Info on Infographics?

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What is the Info on Infographics?

  1. 1. What is the Info on Infographics? Presented by Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D Assistant Professor Grand Valley State University
  2. 2. Abstract • Infographics are becoming one of the most commonly used methods of conveying information. They can be used to display data, trends, ideas, and much more. Infographics are informative and eye catching images that are beginning to be very popular in classrooms across the nation. As abundant of the types of infographics, are the tools available to build them.
  3. 3. Learning Points • Participants will learn how infographics help students with literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information. • Participant will learn about the various tools used to create infographics. Tools such as Nerdgraph, Piktochart, and Easelly will be demonstrated.
  4. 4. Definition of a Infographic • A picture is worth a thousand words • “inviting as infographics are the ability to make them does not replace strong reading and writing skills” (Jaeger, 2012). • “Infographics require deep understanding of the subject, the ability to summarize details and synthesize knowledge, and the creative spirit to wrap that knowledge up in an appealing way” (Jaeger, 2012).
  5. 5. Why Infographics?
  6. 6. Questions For You • Using your smart device type in • Kahoot.it
  7. 7. Literacies Covered • Information Literacy • Media Literacy • Written Literacy • Presentation Literacy • Data Literacy • Relationship Literacy
  8. 8. Let’s Talk… • The Print Effect (creates and inforgraphic of your tweets) • Twitterize yourself
  9. 9. What is a Visual? • It tells a visual story • Bring to light information • Highlights key information • Draws learners to the details http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2010G/None/DavidMcCandle ss_2010G-light.mp4
  10. 10. What is an Infographic?
  11. 11. Types of Infographics • Statistical • Timeline • Informational • Summary or illustration
  12. 12. Show What You Know
  13. 13. Samples of Infographics • Blended Classroom • Flipped Classroom
  14. 14. Student Example
  15. 15. What You Need • Plan (Pick Your Topic) • Determine the Message • Collect Data • Compose Text Content and Collect or Create Images • Be sure to have a rubric https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HVOQrwyt1IcM2k4t5JBlnG9ma2Un 1wVSfA-UoYH9kUg/edit Infographics Teaching Strategy - Activity 1
  16. 16. So What is Out There? • PowerPoint believe it or not – Check out the 5 free templates
  17. 17. Infographic Tools • Infogr.am http://infogr.am/
  18. 18. Just In… http://blog.infogr.am/post/79458950901/pi-day-special
  19. 19. Infographic Tools • Easel.ly http://www.easel.ly/
  20. 20. Canva • https://www.canva.com/
  21. 21. Example
  22. 22. Dipity • http://www.dipity.com/
  23. 23. Picktochart http://piktochart.com/
  24. 24. EWC Presenter http://www.ewcpresenter.com/
  25. 25. Create the Personal Infographic Great for Resumes • Re.vu - A visual resume tool. • Vizualize.me - Visualize your resume in one click. • Kinzaa - Build your infographic resume.
  26. 26. Wordle and Taxdueo • Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ • Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com/
  27. 27. Other Tools to Try • The Print Effect (creates and inforgraphic of your tweets) • Twitterize yourself • ABCya Word Cloud • Creately • Many Eyes • Gliffy • Hohli • Charts Bin
  28. 28. Comments and Questions
  29. 29. Reference • Broome, T. (2012, October 12). Person-Centered HealthCare: Using Infographics to Educate Audiences About the Flu | HealthWorks Collective. Health care, health policy, and health legislation | HealthWorks Collective. • Byrne, R. (2011, June). Picture this: Infographics help users gain a handle on complex data. Create your own with these tools. School Library Journal, 57(6), 15.
  30. 30. Reference • Infographic Tells Story Of U.S. Hand Hygiene Practices. (2012, October 6). Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week, 563. • Krauss, J. (2012, February). More than words can say infographics. Learning & Leading with Technology, 39(5), 10+. • Troutner, J. (2011). Be creative with infographics. Teacher Librarian, 38(3), 4 8+.
  31. 31. References • VanderMolen, J. (2013, November 1). Using Infographics as Creative Assessments. Magna Publications. Retrieved March 4, 2014, from http://www.magnapubs.com/newsletter/online- classroom/story/6757/
  32. 32. Contact Information • Julia VanderMolen, Ph.D • Grand Valley State University • vandjul1@gvsu.edu • http://www.technteach.info/infographicsmac ul2014.htm

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