Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics. Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.
Creating your own infographic tasks can be time consuming though, so in this posting I’m presenting a number of generic ideas that should work with a number of types of infographic. You can use these ideas with students to help focus their comprehension of the information and give them clear goals for engaging with the information in the graphics. Peer created questions Give your students an infographic and get them to create a quiz based around it. Once the students have created their quiz they can use it to check the comprehension or knowledge of other students in their class. You can make this competitive and have teams to quiz each other. I hope you find these tasks useful. Related links: Infographics clil. The Digital Classroom - Teaching Resources. Webinar with Nik Peachey - WELCOME. 11 Infographics About Infographics.
Drew Skau published on February 18, 2013 in Design.
9jJJIku1-640x5664. What are your sleeping habits? Infographic, Infographics and Data Visualization.
What is an Infographic? A lot of phrases get thrown around in the world of information graphics.
“Infographics.” “Data visualization.” “Information design.” While the more pedantic out there might argue about exactly what kind of information belongs in each category, we prefer to acknowledge the fact that most of these things overlap. So let’s step back and, instead of strictly defining terms, take a look at the overall category. We use the term “data visualization” as the overarching word for all this stuff. What Is An Infographic? A Graphic to Define Infographics. Infographics vs Infoposters: what's the key difference? Your idea of an infographic and our idea of an infographic is probably drastically different.
Let me illustrate what I mean in an easy-to-understand way. Exhibit A Click to enlarge, Image Source. Infoposters Are Not Infographics: A Comparison. It’s time for visual geeks to band together and take a stand.
People are incorrectly using the term infographics all over the web and I think we need to put a stop to this practice. Don’t they understand the emotional upheaval we experience upon clicking an infographic link with great expectations only to discover it’s an infoposter? How to Turn Infographics Into Effective Teaching Tools. Infographics have already established themselves as engaging news and marketing tools, but they are also entering the education space in new and exciting ways.
Teachers can find infographics useful classroom tools in a number of ways. Most prominently, a good graphic makes information easily accessible, as it feeds into many students’ natural tendency to learn by seeing and interacting. As educators around the country transition to the new Common Core State Standards, infographics can help them meet their learning goals. For those unfamiliar with the Common Core conversation, the new standards are meant to “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn,” across the U.S. public education system. Despite the arguments of CC detractors, what students are “expected to learn” are not facts so much as argumentation, logic and how to vet and interpret information. Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning. Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics.
Reading it ( or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today. Click on the screenshot above to view the animated, interactive info graphic that presents 13 reasons why we should use infographics ( or visual texts in general). Unlike other infographics I link to on Mr G Online, I’m not going to discuss the specific points presented – that would be contradictory to the message of the infographic.
Infographics: A visual link to learning. We live in a society of information overload with technological access at every corner and, more than ever, people complaining that they simply "just don't have the time.
" We are expected to filter the constant bombardment of mostly insignificant information, making it difficult to find out what is relevant, important, and crucial to our everyday lives. Over time we are changing the way we interact with information. We are becoming pullers of information rather than accepting that which is pushed to us. A further extension of this behavior is our taste for succinct information (or the lack of waffle). One of the biggest drivers of this behavior has been the introduction of the smartphone and the ease of access to "Google" from a device sitting in our pockets and bags.
We are always looking for new tools to improve our learning, so let's meet the new kid taking the learning world by storm, infographics. Now I See! - Infographics as content scaffold and creative, formative assessment. Why Are Infographics So Darn Effective? [Infographic] We all know that it's more fun to look at pretty pictures or watch cool videos than it is to read plain text.
Why is that? Our brains do less work to digest visual content, first of all. And, more compellingly for marketers, visual content drives more traffic and engagement than plain text does. Infographic Lesson Plan. Students will create an infographic to share knowledge and data about an issue or science topic they are studying.
App: Share™ Task Infographics are an increasingly popular way of sharing information in newspapers, magazines, and online news sites. Infographics / Lesson Plan Resources. Pre-Instruction Activity. Infographic Lesson Plan Page for Teachers (boring stuff my students won't want to read!) - Infographics. (Although these lessons may be adapted to fit most grade levels from 6-12) Writing Production and Distribution of Writing 4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Infographics Best Practices - Grasshopper Marketing. Infographics do more than tell information. They tell a visual story.
More precisely, they tell the point of the story. They’ve earned a growing reputation for an ability to relay information that engages a target audience. A Crowdsourced Rubric for Evaluating Infographics. I’m teaching a statistics course this spring. It’s the fourth time I’ve taught this course, and, in an effort to make it more interesting to me and more useful for my students, I added a module on data visualization to the course this time around. I find that the data visualization chapters in most statistics textbooks look like they could have been written in the 1950s, featuring stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, and other very analog visualization tools.
Modern data visualization tools are much more sophisticated than these, and, more importantly, these modern tools are needed to handle the multi-dimensional data sets that digital tools now make available. Check out, for instance, this bubble chart displaying executive salaries or this live heatmap of tweets made around the world or this interactive treemap of earthquakes since 1900. Infographics Resources - Critical Applications. Kindergarten Infographics - eLearning Infographics. Infographics for young kids. There seems to be an explosion of infographics these days!
If you're not familiar with that term, an infographic is a visual representation of information or data. A lot of information can be displayed visually, both quickly and clearly (at least most times). As someone who has always been drawn to the visual display of information, I love a well done infographic. And I think they have potential value for the elementary classroom too, although most are designed for older students.
For an infographic to be fully appreciated, teachers will have to help students "read" the graphic. I created a Reading Rockets Pinterest board full of examples for young kids. 8 Examples of Incorporating Infographics in Middle School Classrooms - Venngage. Are you an educator who is always thinking of engaging lesson plans and incorporating fun learning at the same time? Well, worry no more because there is a plethora of Educational Infographics readily available online that would surely entice your student’s minds and interests. How to Use Infographics in High School Classrooms - Venngage. Photo Courtesy to Matylda Czarnecka via hackNY.org Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 Digitally Modified by Jonna Magno.
How to Make an Animated GIF Infographic. Eleanor Lutz has done some amazing design work with her company Tabletop Whale. Animated infographics. Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest? Elearning Infographics - Awesome Lists. 9 Best Animated Infographics on the Web. Bringing infographics to life using animation is still on the cutting edge, but this trend is set to continue throughout 2015. Coupling animation with engaging ideas can send the infographic into the viral stratosphere – these awesome infographics have been featured on the biggest sites on the web. 1. Music Infographics. A Visual History of Google Algorithm Updates [Infographic] In the early days, Google's search engine wasn't nearly as powerful or accurate as it is today. I'm talking back in the late 90s and early 00s, when search engines were little more than keyword-matching and link-counting machines.
Ranking highly in search results could be accomplished by essentially using a simple, two-step procedure: Step 1: Stuff your keyword phrase into your website as many times as possible.Step 2: Get as many gosh-darn inbound links as you possibly could. For those early "SEO gurus" who gamed the system -- achieving high rankings while adding little value for actual searchers -- the fun wouldn't last. Every time Google found a weakness in its ability to deliver relevant, high-quality search results, they made fixes to address it. One of the more recent Google search algorithm "fixes" was a mobile-friendly update, which put more emphasis on a website's mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor for searches from a mobile device. Global Internet Usage By the Numbers. 100 Years of Rock Visualized.
The Evolution of Western Dance Music! Classical music - the infographics. What's the right orchestral instrument for you? Want to take up a musical instrument but don't know which one? Scared that the instrument you've chosen - and have been spending all those hours practising - is not the right one for you? Our friends at CBC music have produced this very elegant (and very helpful) flowchart. Give it a go and tell us what you got. Click for a closer look: Music and the brain. Mood & Music. Musical preference is unique to the listener. This Is Your Brain On Music [Infographic] We know music can profoundly affect us, whether you're the type who gets weepy at a classical performance or kicks a child at a metal show.
But what exactly is going on in our brains when that happens? This cartoony infographic from the University of Florida breaks it down, from the ear to the brain. It also includes some interesting notes about the correlation between brainwaves and emotions. Music Infographics - NerdGraph Infographics. You Brain on Music. Daily Infographic. Sports Infographics. World Cup InfoPosters worth seeing. The 2014 World Cup has been well-covered here on Visual Loop, bringing you the latest visualizations, interactive maps and print infographics that are published as the competition progresses. Our World Cup Pinterest board, now with more than 200 examples of visual journalism from newspapers and magazines, will surely keep on growing during the next weeks, with such a prolific production.
But, naturally, a passionate topic such as this – we’re talking about the most popular sports in the world, after all – draws the attention from other creatives and publishers. Yes, we’re including here “those” types of infoposters, but also special projects that, despite being outside the journalistic sphere, are as impressive and visual appealing as they can be. Hope you enjoy this quick round up with static infographics and infoposters, and as always, feel free to send over other interesting visualization projects about the 2014 World Cup.
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