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Infographics For The Classroom Elem--HS


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How can you use infographics as a teaching tool? How can you go further and inspire your students to make infographics to show what they have learned? This presentation will help take you down that path to bring infographics into your elementary, middle or high school classroom.

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Infographics For The Classroom Elem--HS

  1. 1. Infographics 101 Using & Creating Infographics
  2. 2. From living/stories/infographic-united-states-of-the-environment (Where you can also discover where your state does NOT excel)
  3. 3. What is an Infographic? It sounds complicated… but we have been using them all the time in many ways.
  4. 4. Think-Pair-Share Where have you seen them?
  5. 5. We are in the Era of “Big Data.” Websites
  6. 6. Why Do We Use Them?
  7. 7. Infographics Come in All Shapes & Sizes
  8. 8. “Attention spans are measured in seconds and the next graphic is but a mouse click or hand swipe away. More isn’t always better.” --Nate Silver, Master Statistician & the author of the foreward to Gareth Cook’s book Best American Infographics of 2014
  9. 9. 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics easons/
  10. 10. Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes The Joy of Stats-BBC
  11. 11. Why Are They Important in Today’s Classrooms? Inspire Kids to Be Data Detectives!
  12. 12. Critical Thinking Skills: ✖ Infer meaning through stats, color, graphics, numbers, & space ✖ Make connections & discoveries in a different way than just reading data in a chart ✖ Encourages deep thinking & synthesis Skills Infographics Require: Reading Skills: ✖ Reading text ✖ Read, Interpret, Analyze data (which students are required to do on standardized tests) ✖ Determine author’s purpose ✖ Compare/ Contrast Digital & Visual Literacy Skills: ✖ Helps students innovate ✖ Evaluate content presented in diverse media/ formats ✖ Acquaints them with a media form used in news, business, social media & marketing
  13. 13. “Infographics have this wonderful ability to inspire people to act & get involved.” ~ Carl DeTorres, graphic designer
  14. 14. Thinking Routine Creative Hunt Deep Analysis of an Infographic
  15. 15. What is the main purpose? Who is the audience? What are the parts that speak to you? What is especially smart or creative (or telling in the information)? Does it hit its target?
  16. 16. Human Population grow from 1 CE to present from
  17. 17. Where Can I get My Hands on Some Infographics?
  18. 18. InfoGraphic Symbaloo
  19. 19. InfoGraphic Symbaloo The Treasure Trove: Examples Galore Creation Sites The Beginning: General Goodies Tutorials Teacher Helpers
  20. 20. Design School 101 Getting Ready to Create Your Own!
  21. 21. TED Talk:The Beauty of Data Visualization ~ by David McCandless
  22. 22. When Students Write & Create Their Own Infographics, They Use These Skills: ✖ Research ✖ Design Process (visually communicate a concept) ✖ Writing Process (sketches & rough drafts a must!) ✖ Presentation ✖ Technology Fluency with new apps/software ✖ Reflection (to analyze the creative process) However in order to be skilled at creating, students need to be well-versed in analyzing & deconstructing infographics.
  23. 23. Geography ✖ How place, culture, or population changes over time ✖ Map Connections ✖ Before/After analysis of historic photos Teaching Ideas Social Studies ✖ Income vs Education vs Race vs Gender ✖ Family Tree ✖ Census Data ✖ Historical Facts Literature/Lang Arts ✖ Story Timeline ✖ Book Review ✖ Character Analysis ✖ Author Study ✖ Vocabulary Fine Art/Photography ✖ Annotate elements within the picture Science/Technology ✖ Trends ✖ Digital Literacy ✖ Label Diagrams Math ✖ Application of graphs & charts ✖ Define Concepts
  24. 24. Tips from
  25. 25. Thinking Routine Tug of War
  26. 26. An Infographic Can Replace A Research Paper. What are the pushes & pulls you feel about this? What are the pros & the cons for this idea?
  27. 27. Where Do I Go To Make It Techy & Fancy?
  28. 28. 5 Common Online Infographics Creators InfogramPiktochart
  29. 29. Find this Infographic at path-to-the-perfect-piktochart
  30. 30. Full infographic at:
  31. 31. Find this Infographic at bfa047
  32. 32. Find this Infographic at is-coming-saturday-march-28.html
  33. 33. This Infographic found at hhBFvHSCCUtaXXSmGBDw/view?cc_from_uid=UABSs TsPXnU&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_content=DA BS2gouWD0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharebu tton
  34. 34. My Thoughts
  35. 35. Kathy Schrock's "infographics as Creative assessment Kathy Schrock on Infographics as Assessment
  36. 36. Go Forth And Create!
  37. 37. Pic Collage App for the iPad Yes, Virginia! There’s An App For That!
  38. 38. Created by 3rd Graders During Their Leadership Unit
  39. 39. Created for http://greenteamgazette.blo -up-some-documentaries- that-are.html
  40. 40. Go Forth & Create Some More! And Then We Share!
  41. 41. “Learning a skill that requires visible mistakes, failures & struggles can be a terrifying prospect; however, one student confessed, ‘This course has really forced me out of my comfort zone on the computer.” ~From “Teaching with Infographics: Practicing New Digital Competencies and Visual Literacies” by Sidneyeve Matrix, Queen's University, Canada & Jaigris Hodson, Ryerson University, Canada
  42. 42. I Used to Think Now I think...
  43. 43. Thank You! Created by Vicki Dabrowka Copyright @2015 Twitter: @GreenTeamGazett Website: Green Team Gazette Pinterest:
  44. 44. Credits Special thanks to ✖ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ✖ Laptop Photographs by Unsplash Images from: ✖ Declining attention span from declining-attention-span-of-americans/ ✖ Legos from infographic/? ✖ Internet Safe from content/uploads/2014/08/Isafe.jpg ✖ Infographics are In (eye): infographics-for-your-business
  45. 45. More Image Credits ✖ US Map Outline: ✖ US Map: w/GDP of similar countries ✖ US Map: of Climate Change ✖ US Map: Countries with similar Prison Populations content/uploads/2012/12/mapcountrystates.png ✖ Global Carbon Footprint designs/
  46. 46. Still More Image Credits ✖ “What Infographics Are” Infographic create-an-effective-infographic-infographics ✖ Tug of War: ✖ World as 100 People http://media-cache- ✖ Free Puzzle PowerPoint templates from the Presentation Magazine website ✖ Snoopy Friendship: worth/ ✖ Miracle of Water: drink-hot-water-in-the-morning-homemade-strawberry-lime-aloe-water- for-detoxing-vitamin-absorption/