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  1. 1. InfographicsBMS ITL Committee Feb 1, 2012
  2. 2. Overview For a more detailed presentation & resources:  Log-in to Bb  Contemporary Literacy Class  Tools  Infographics (some slides used with permission)
  3. 3. Definition
  4. 4. State of the Union Word Cloud From Reuters
  5. 5. ATechnical Examination of SOPA & PIPA From Lumin Consulting
  6. 6. Infographics in the Classroom Students need to analyze existing infographics before creating their own Have students look at an infographic  de-construct it  have them re-write  reflect on strategies Students collect Infographics themselves  list what they have in common & critique  Have them revise one and make it better
  7. 7. Teaching with InfographicsInformation Translation: Students recast infographic of their choice  Same info -- different form Peer feedback – how does new compare w/ originalOverlapping Graphics Students locate 2 or more data visualizations of data about the same groups  E.g. well being in US: a) Gallop Survey & b) Census
  8. 8. Sites to find good infographics:InfoGraphic-a-Day - An Educators Introduction - for teachersDaily Infographic - a new infographic every dayCool Infographics Blog - Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into informationGood - Transparency
  9. 9. Sites to find good infographics:Many Eyes: VisualizationsInformation is Beautiful - Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized!  David McCandless site Infographics in EducationOnextrapixel: "Huge Infographics Design Resources: Overview, Principles, Tips and Examples”
  10. 10. Use Thinking Routines w/Infographics See-Think-Wonder Zoom In Explanation Game Generate-Sort-Connect-Elaborate: Concept Map “I used to think…now I think” Red Light, Yellow Light (when examining infographics made by others)
  11. 11. Student RemindersReview of important steps for students tocreate infographics: Keep it simple  Decide on one picture  Decide on a consistent color scheme Research some great facts & stats  Validate
  12. 12. Student RemindersMake sure the arguments hold and are relevant  Persuade the viewerQuickly convey the meaning behind the complex dataDraw conclusionsReference the facts
  13. 13. Some Free Tools to Create Wordle:  An experiment brought to you by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group. This site is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people. This site allow you to upload your own data or even you can use data stored already on the site. The best thing that you will like about the tool is slick and professional looking visualizations.  One of the best looking tool on Internet to create and share beautiful infographics. The website offers great tools with stunning looks to create compelling storytelling visualizations that are user friendly and looks awesome. From "Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily"
  14. 14. Some Free Tools to Create Tableau:  Tableau Public is a free application that brings data to life. Create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes then publish anywhere on the web. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy—and it’s free. Google Public Data:  The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings. Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. From "Top 10 Free Tools To Create Visually Appealing Infographics Easily"
  15. 15. Some Free Tools to Create GapMinderDesktop “With Gapminder Desktop you canshow animated statistics from your own computer.”  How-To Video
  16. 16. Some Tools to Create PowerPoint / Google Presentation Smart Notebook Markers & Paper
  17. 17. 5 Rules for Researching Infographics Track down the original source and confirm the data Make sure you’re using the most recent data available Do not, ever, source information from user-generated content websites 99% of the Web is just your starting point Limit the number of sources you’re using
  18. 18. As Creative Assessment Kathy Schrock Website Video
  19. 19. Rubrics
  20. 20. Rubrics
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  22. 22. Sources & Links Can be found at: Or