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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. SEE ALSO: How Are Apps Shaping the 2012 Election? [INFOGRAPHIC] Obama and Romney developed personalized mobile apps to tap into a more connected constituency. For more on the use of mobile in the 2012 election, check out the infographic below: Did you donate to Democrat, Republican or other campaigns using an app? Here’s How College Students See the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

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. Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free. Edtechdigest.com © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest.

Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free

Skip to content ← Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short Trends | Infographic: College Degree on Your iPad → 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. EdTech Cheat Sheet. 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. Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative.

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world. I designed a couple of infographics back in college, the need arising especially around the time Soccer World Cup fever spiked.

It was a fun process representing the different groups, predicting winners in each group at each stage and creating a mock pairing of teams that would clash all the way leading upto the finals. I was a devout Argentinian supporter at the time. Infographics can appear daunting to some with the sheer amount of data they present, but designed in the right manner and step by step, they can actually be one of the most fun things you will ever create. 1. Make Your Own Infographic. 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. To make the columns first select the rectangle and drag a guide onto the centre of the shape. Condense the shape so it fits within the left-most guide and centre guide. Move the shape over to the right and add another guide to the centre here. Using the Rectangle Tool (M) draw a thin white box on the centre line that will be the width of the gap between the columns. Repeat the process for the other columns with your final result being below. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics.

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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.