Infographics and-the-classroom

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Infographics and-the-classroom

  1. 1. Tech Talk Tuesday Infographics in the classroom Attribution http://visual.ly/history-road-signs ! Mark Richardson! ICT Coordinator, Williamstown PS!
  2. 2. Ice Breaker !•  When%you%look%for%informa0on,%which% describes%you%best?%Do%you%like…………%%%%%%A.% %Text% %B. %Graphs% %C.% %Timelines% %D.% %Images% %E.% %All%of%the%above(
  3. 3. •  A.%Text%%B.%Graphs%%C.%Timelines%%D.%Images%% E.%All%of%the%above( Ice Breaker - Results !
  4. 4. What are Infographics ? !•(My(first(view(was(of(this(con6nuum((Data(Collec6on(>>>(Graphs(>>>(Interpreta6on(>>>(Infographics( Early&nuclear&bombs&in&Kilo&tons&
  5. 5. What are Infographics ? ! • Why Infographics are Important. http://www.slideshare.net/ripetungi/why-are-infographics- important !• WHEN THE VISUAL CLEARLY REPRESENTSTHE CONTEXTUAL RELATIONSHIP OF THEDATA WITHOUT PREJUDICE, TO PRESENT AMEANINGFUL AND INFORMATIVE NARRATIVE!• STATISTICAL GRAPHICS OF COMPLEX IDEASCOMMUNICATED WITH!CLARITY, PRECISION, AND EFFICIENCY!
  6. 6. How could Infographics be used by teachers?!• There are infographics on many subjects, youjust have to find the ones you want.!!• Many are complex and involve differentreading skills.You may need to teach studentshow to read and interpret the data. !!• Analysis of infographics should leverage theHigher Order Thinking Skills of Bloom’s DigitalTaxonomy.!
  7. 7. How could Infographics be used by teachers?!• While many are more useful for teachingsecondary #students, !many !infographics!are useful!for many grade!levels as they !have!many!layers !of meaning. !
  8. 8. How could Infographics be used by teachers?!• Here isanothergreatinfographicthat couldbe used atmanylevels. !
  9. 9. How could you use Infographics in your classroom?!• Discussion !
  10. 10. Where can I find out more? !To&see&infographics&&Cool%Infographics%hEp://www.coolinfographics.com/&(Visual.ly%Showcase%hEp://visual.ly/#gc_filter((My%Delicious%tags%(hEp://www.delicious.com/ictedservices/infographic((hEp://www.delicious.com/ictedservices/infographics((My%Pinterest%Board%%hEp://pinterest.com/ictedservices/infographics/(!
  11. 11. What makes a good Infographic ? !•(It(tells(a(story(•(Data(offers(insight(and(connec6ons(Types(of(Infographics((•(Capturing(the(state(of(an(industry(or(a(trend(•(Provides(a(resource(•(Compares(A(to(B(•(Shows(the(evolu6on(of(a(concept(•(Make(the(complex,(simple( http://www.slideshare.net/ripetungi/why-are-infographics-important ! !
  12. 12. What is the process of making an Infographic ? !•(Ask(ques6ons,(lots(of(them!((•(Con6nue(to(ask(them((•(Know(your(audience((•(Tell(a(story((•(Don’t(over(decorate!((•(Keep(it(simple( http://www.slideshare.net/ripetungi/why-are-infographics-important ! !
  13. 13. Why are Infographics important ?!•(They(present(a(compelling(narra6ve((•(They(can(be(easily(digested(and(shared((•(They(create(ac6on,([(unlike(spreadsheets(and(graphs]( http://www.slideshare.net/ripetungi/why-are-infographics-important ! !
  14. 14. How do I make Infographics? !Design&yourself&&Any(graphics(program(will(do((Illustrator,(Inkscape,(Pages,(Publisher(etc.(&Or&Web&2.0&&hEp://librarianlifestyle.com/2012/04/13/howtocreateyourowninfographics/((Visual.ly(((Piktochart(
  15. 15. Visual.ly !To make infographics http://visual.ly/!!!!
  16. 16. Visual.ly !It’s(very(easy(to(create(an(infographic(with(Visual.ly.((Once(you’re(on(their(website,(just(select(the(Create(op6on(on(their(top(naviga6on.((A`er(you(create(an(account,(you(can(get(started(building(your(infographics.((Currently,((Visual.ly(offers(five(different(data(visualiza6on(topics(for(your(Facebook(and(TwiEer(accounts.(Once(you(select(the(one(you(want,(you(can(connect(to(your(Facebook(or(TwiEer(account(and(presto…your(infographic(is(done(in(10(seconds.(You(can(even(share(your(infographic(on(Facebook,(TwiEer,(email,(or(on(your(website.(The(one(downside(to(Visual.ly(is(that(they(only(offer(a(handful(of(infographic(designs,(but(they(are(in(the(process(of(crea6ng(some(new(templates.(I’m(looking(very(forward(to(seeing(what(they(come(up(with,(and(I’m(hopeful(that(their(new(designs(will(let(us(play(with(our(social(media(data(in(some(interes6ng(ways.((!librarianlifestyle.com/2012/04/13/how-to-create-your-own-infographics/!
  17. 17. Piktochart !To make infographics http://piktochart.com/!!
  18. 18. Piktochart !Picktochart(is(a(new(startup(whose(goal(is(to(make(a(tool(that(everyone(can(use(to(create(stories(out(of(their(data,(and(I(think(they’ve(accomplished(that(goal!((Picktochart(is(very(intui6ve(to(use,(and(their(tool(makes(it(really(easy(to(create(customized(infographics.(The(free(acount(lets(you(choose(from(three(different(designs,(and(for($9.99(per(month(you(can(upgrade(to(a(professional(account(with(more(template(op6ons.(You(can(customize(your(infographic(by(selec6ng(different(shapes,(colors,(graphics,(and(fonts.(The(tools(feature(lets(you(enter(data(or(import(your(data(in(a(.csv(file(that(will(automa6cally(populate(your(graph.(I(love(this(site,(because(you(can(quickly(create(an(interes6ng(infographic(without(learning(a(new(so`ware(program(like(Illustrator.(This(is(great(for(anyone(who(doesn’t(have(a(background(in(design((like(me!).(!librarianlifestyle.com/2012/04/13/how-to-create-your-own-infographics/!
  19. 19. Here’s my first try at making one. ! !!
  20. 20. Here’s my first try at making one. ! !!
  21. 21. Here’s ! !my firsttry atmaking one.!
  22. 22. Discussion! !!

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