background preloader

INFOGRAPHIC

Facebook Twitter

Easel. Experiencing the QFT. 8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When. Advertisement Whether you love them or hate them, infographics are still one of the most effective ways to present a lot of information in an interesting, concise and easily digestible way.

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When

It’s much faster to get the gist of something by scanning an infographic than reading several paragraphs of text. There have been a lot of bad infographics presented over the past few years, but overall, I’m noticing that the quality is going up. Did you know there are different styles of infographics? Today I’d like to share the 8 types of infographics with you. There are probably more than 8 types of infographics in the world, but for the purpose of this article, let’s just say there are 8 types. FeaturePoints – One of the best apps that will pay you for using it! This well put together presentation was the result of a collaboration between Neo Mammalian Studios and Econsultancy. If you are an infographic designer, you can get more detailed information about this.

Create and share visual ideas online. 10 free tools for creating infographics. For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words.

10 free tools for creating infographics

Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process. Also try the 37 best tools for data visualization We've selected our favourites here. 01. After the success of our post on an infographic ‪résumé‬, it was only a matter of time before this infographic ‪résumé‬ generator turned up. 02. Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats. July 17, 2014The Six Thinking Hats is a book written by Edward de Bono in which he lays out a practical method that expands on the very simple concept of thinking.

Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Since its publication a decade ago, several teachers and educators worldwide have adopted Edward's thinking approach with success. The Six Thinking Hats can be used with students in class to enhance their thinking and decision making skills. For De Bono intelligence is the potential of the human brain and thinking is the skill to tap into this potential. In order for kids and students to better benefit from the potential of their brains, they need to be taught the skill of thinking. If you haven't yet read Six Thinking Hats then you should definitely do so before the start of the new school year. Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask. December 18, 2014 As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

Of course not all questions have this analytical ability. For instance, closed questions tend to limit the thinking choices available for students. The same with questions that promote factual recalling. Questions that emphasize the mechanical on the analytical are out of the list. Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. 25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers. The need to develop critical thinkers has never been as urgent as it is now.

25 Ways to Develop 21st Century Thinkers

In a world that is digitally focused and where there is an outpouring of information surfeit, students need to be equipped with the right tools to live up to the new learning exigencies. Critical thinking as a skill is the mother of all other skills and one that underpins and solidify students overall learning. Given the importance of cultivating a culture of critical thinking inside our classrooms and to help teachers have access to a wide range of resources on how to teach and enhance students critical thinking skills, Educational Technology and mobile Learning has devoted an entire section to everything teachers need in order to teach and integrate this skills in their teaching.

Project-based Learning: What It Is, and How It Benefits Students. As a foreign language teacher, I need to assess my students in a variety of ways on a regular basis.

Project-based Learning: What It Is, and How It Benefits Students

As we all know, not every person learns the same way or has the same interests. In terms of assessment, some students can learn the material really well, but when a traditional test is given, their information and knowledge somehow disappears. When this first happened in my classes, I began looking more at ways to assess my students–but to provide assessments which led to more authentic and personalized work. I wanted to provide an equal opportunity for students to achieve success in showing what they know (and can do) with the information that they have learned. A great way to do this is through project-based learning.

The options provide students with a variety of choices for showing their creativity, make learning more meaningful, and they become more engaged in what they are doing.