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Getting started with infographics for students

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Getting started with infographics for students

  1. 1. Infographics Getting started with
  2. 2. What are infographics? http://mashable.com/2012/07/18/lego-infographic/
  3. 3. Statistical Infographic http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/h amburger-10122010/
  4. 4. Timeline infographic http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/06/google-voice-for-everyone.html
  5. 5. Process Infographic http://www.theydrawandcook.com/recipes/easy-funfetti-by-hanisha-amin--3
  6. 6. Gameboard metaphor http://awesome.good.is/transparency/009/trans009ondriving.html
  7. 7. Research based infographic http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html
  8. 8. e What are they? Thought to be the last stage in a stars life. Gravity tries to take over the star. When the fuel is used up the gravity takes over and the star collapses and becomes a black hole. Singularity and disk: The gravitational pull of a black hole draws matter towards the middle where it is destroyed. The center is a region where the ordinary rules of science don’t matter . This area is called a singularity outside the event horizon is an accretion disk. This gas and dust is pulled into the hole. Energy Beams: GRB’s are enormous burst of energy. They are thought to be massive explosions called super novas happen when a massive star collapses to form a black hole and a fireball forms a blasting jet of energy. Wormhole Highways: Some scientists view black holes as more than just bottomless holes in space. Some astronomers believe that black holes are wormholes, or entrances to another point in time in space. Until recently, it was thought that a black holes gravity would stretch and distort. Wormholes highways Energy Beams Singularity and disk
  9. 9. Tools Google Presentations Google Document Lucidchart Piktochart
  10. 10. Steps to create an infographic 1. Become familiar with the ways to visualize data 2. Research and collect data and citations 3. Hand sketch a draft 4. Gather images and record citations 5. Pick colors and fonts based on message 6. Create infographic with citations
  11. 11. Step 1. Explore types of infographics http://primeinfographics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/infographic.jpg
  12. 12. Step 2: Research and collect data Books DISCUS articles Magazines Newspapers Web sites Use Easybib to create MLA citations
  13. 13. Step 3: Hand sketch a draft http://www.123rf.com/photo_11073871_hand-drawn-infographics.html
  14. 14. Step 4: Gather images and cite ● Creative Commons Search: http://search.creativecommons.org/ ● Flickr: www.flickr.com ● Compfight: http://compfight.com/ ● Pixabay: http://pixabay.com/ ● MorgueFile: http://morguefile.com/ ● Public Domain Pictures: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/ ● U.S. Government Photos and Images: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
  15. 15. Step 5: Pick colors and fonts http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/BYR_color_wheel.svg
  16. 16. Color schemes that work Yellow on blue background
  17. 17. Color schemes that work White on black background
  18. 18. Color schemes that work Black on yellow background
  19. 19. Colors to avoid Red on green is hard for those with colorblindness
  20. 20. Colors to avoid If you want to use red, go for burgundy instead Red causes an agitated emotional response
  21. 21. Colors evoke emotion Green makes the viewer feel involved with topic Blue indicates a calm message Yellow is for hope and cheerfulness Purple is childlike, save for light topics Black indicates power
  22. 22. Fonts ● Type can express mood and emotion ● Do not use more than three different fonts ● Bookman, Garamond, and Times New Roman are good for large blocks of text ● Arial and Comic Sans are good for headlines ● Make limited use of CAPITAL LETTERS
  23. 23. Step 6: Create infographic and cite sources ● Use tool to create infographic ● Rubric Overview ● Don’t forget citations
  24. 24. Bibliography Tamara Cox’s UTC Infographic Pres http://www.slideshare.net/coxtl/utc-infographics-pres Kathy Schrocks’ Edweb: Infographics as a Creative Assessment http://www.slideshare.net/kathyschrock/edweb-infographics-notext513 Linda Dougerty’s DIY Infographics for Data Reporting http://www.slideshare.net/lindou/diy-infographics Cox, Tamara. "Eliterate Librarian." : Show Me Your Data: Infographics with 7th Graders. N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. http://e-literatelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/show-me-your-data-infographics-with-7th.html Dougherty, Linda. "DIY Infographics - METC 2013 Presentations." DIY Infographics - METC 2013 Presentations. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2013.https://sites.google.com/site/metc2013/home/making-infographics Schrock, Kathy. "LIST OF INFOGRAPHIC TOPICS." Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything. N.p., 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html

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