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Organizing Your Vocabulary Notebook Many students, when they encounter a new word, tend to write it down in their notebook, together with a translation in their native language. They think that by doing so, they have “learned” the word. Not that simple!
Graphic organizers help students to visualize the relationships between words and their possible meanings. Teachers can use these graphic organizers with their explicit vocabulary instruction. These tools may also be used as classroom assessment for learning because they give teachers a quick look at students' vocabulary knowledge.
Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative. 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.