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Infographic: “How much of the world is online?” Infographic: “Mad about St. Patrick’s Day” Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar? The Psychology of Music. Infographic: “If the World were 100 People” How Technology Is Messing Up Our Sleep (INFOGRAPHIC) Can Tablets Take the Place of Teachers? (Infographic) The year in graphics, 2012. How Video Games Are Changing Education. How Students Actually Use their Smartphones. Veterans Day Infographic. Blog - Cool Infographics. Infographics: Real World Integration of Standards, Design and Informational Text. Let’s face it.

Infographics: Real World Integration of Standards, Design and Informational Text

I have a problem. I’ve joined the obsessed and need to find some sort of Infographics Geeks Anonymous support group. I am totally fascinated with the amazing world of infographics. 20+ years ago when I was teaching high school social studies, I thought charts and graphs were good ways to help students understand complex topics. I also do a lot of grant writing so I am always looking for ways to represent data more effectively. So, why am I so fascinated by infographics? See for yourself. What skills are required to create the infographics? At EDWorks, our coaches ask teachers to dig a little deeper. Here are some ideas to get you started. Find a thought partner, a fellow teacher or business person, who wants to join you as you explore the world of infographics.

The Election and Mobile: Dialing For Democratic Dollars [INFOGRAPHIC] During this year's U.S. election, candidates channeled the power of apps and text messaging to appeal to voters, promote their party platform and fundraise.

The Election and Mobile: Dialing For Democratic Dollars [INFOGRAPHIC]

CallerSmart analyzed how much telephones — smartphones, texts and anonymous phone banks — are bringing democracy to a digital environment. As it turns out, President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney could thank cellphones for being elected on Nov. 6. Everything You Own In A Photo: A Look At Our Worldly Possessions : The Picture Show. Today on All Things Considered, photographer Peter Menzel and his wife, Faith D’Aluisio, discuss their latest book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.

Everything You Own In A Photo: A Look At Our Worldly Possessions : The Picture Show

But 16 years ago, Menzel was working on another project, called Material World: A Global Family Portrait. He and other photographers took portraits of 30 statistically average families with all of their worldly possessions displayed outside their homes. Hide caption The Ukita family in front of their home in Tokyo. From Peter Menzel's "Material World" project, which photographs 30 statistically average families in 30 different countries with all of their possessions. Peter Menzel/Photos 1-6: Peter Menzel; Photos 7-9: Huang Qingjin; Photos 10-12: Ma Hongjie Hide caption The Natomo family lives in two mud brick houses in the village of Kouakourou, Mali.

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Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free

Skip to content ← Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short. Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics. Infographics Explained and How to Use Them In Your Classroom. What Are Infographics?

Infographics Explained and How to Use Them In Your Classroom

I found many definitions of what Infographics are as well as explanations of how they are useful in a variety of settings. Here are a couple of the definitions I liked followed by their sources:Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information. (Wikipedia)An umbrella term for illustrations and charts that instruct people, which otherwise would be difficult or impossible with only text. EdTech Cheat Sheet. Edtechdigest.com © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest.

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Skip to content ← Education Transformed Through IT (Intervention Technology) Smart Teachers → Infographic: The Digital Promise. Ed Tech Start Ups Group News. Presentations and slideshows are great tools in education and learning.

Ed Tech Start Ups Group News

They do not only provide information in such a visually appealing way but also help learners remember what they have seen and read. One of the outstanding feature that slidewhows have is their brevity. They provide what is needed in shot sentences and sometimes illustrated with pictures, videos or audio. Infographic: Is Social Media Ruining Students? - Nicholas Jackson - Technology. Online Diagram Software and Flowchart Software - Gliffy. The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual. Make Your Own Infographic.

Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause.

Make Your Own Infographic

Yesterday we looked at an interesting infographic that suggested a new way to view your volunteers. Today, let’s look at infographics in general – and resources to help your nonprofit get started on making your own. As Wikipedia explains, “Information graphics are visual devices intended to communicate complex information quickly and clearly”: Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge.

These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. ... For example, compare the Portrait of a Volunteer infographic we talked about yesterday with Pew Internet’s more conventional Portrait of a Twitter User, where a similar type of data is presented in a simple table. How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics. In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful!

How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics

Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator. Start by using the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a shape. Give it a subtle radial gradient too. The entire design is based on a grid of four columns. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics. Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now.