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Infographic: Is Social Media Ruining Students? - Nicholas Jackson - Technology

Infographic: Is Social Media Ruining Students? - Nicholas Jackson - Technology

How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! 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. The entire design is based on a grid of four columns. 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. I like to place the most important graphics first and work-in the ancillary charts and graphs afterwards. Early on you can experiment with placing a main graphic that will help give the piece some visual interest. Give the circles a variety of gradients. I'm using a variety of graphs in this infographic.

Higher Ed Analytics: Give Recommendations, Not Numbers by Seth Odell Guest post by Eric Olsen Web Content Manger, Lewis University Did you know that many analytic tools such as Google Analytics can automate weekly or monthly reports, and e-mail them directly to your higher-ups? Isn’t that cool? Please don’t ever use this feature. When working with analytics, don’t present numbers. For instance, Google Analytics includes a Site Search metric that lets you see the most popular search terms used within your internal search engine, if you have one. That’s what your Higher Ed Analytics report should be – a highlight reel and action-item suggestions. Use In-Page Analytics to see exactly how users navigate your menus. Are you getting it? Your recommendation? “What? Traffic.

WebRTC (Real Time Communication) WebRTC is a powerful new tool that enables web app developers to include real-time video calling and data sharing capabilities in their products. While many of us are excited about WebRTC because it will enable several cool gaming applications and improve the performance and availability of video conferencing apps, WebRTC is proving to be a great tool for social apps. Sometimes when you’re chatting with a friend, you just want to click on their name and see and talk with them in real-time. This has become a reality. getUserMedia allows a developer to capture the user’s camera and microphone data (with the user’s permission) easily. PeerConnection enables the audio and video calling. We share data in WebRTC using DataChannels, which Mozilla is the first to implement. Please have a look at our demo video, which shows some of ways you can combine these WebRTC components. We hope you’re as excited as we are to start seeing some of the awesomeness that WebRTC has to offer the Web.

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. 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. 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. Today I am going to walk you through the anatomy of an infographic, its different levels and sub-levels and a 5-step process to ensure that your infographic is not only conceptually sound, but accurate and easily understood. Anatomy Of An Infographic

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway? In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic. Ultimately, if you have a little design skill, the very best approach is to create all the simple graphs and illustrations yourself using vector graphic software. Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Hohli is an intuitive, simple online chart maker. Creately New York Times Many Eyes Wordle Tableau

What Role Does Social Media Play in College Admissions? [INFOGRAPHIC] ‘Tis the season for high school seniors to run to the mailbox, or their email inbox these days, to sort through college acceptances and rejections. It may be too late for this year’s seniors, but should their classmates in grades below “friend” their top college choice on Facebook, or run to change their privacy settings? A recent study by education company Kaplan found that more than 80 percent of America’s top colleges use popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in their recruiting processes. That prompted, a college guidance site, to create the below infographic showing just what role social media plays in whether a high school senior ends up at Harvard, or perhaps wishing they had never posted that senior party picture on Facebook. Some of the results may surprise you. It’s also not a bad idea to “friend” your top college choices. Take a look and tell us what you think. Courtesy of:

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. 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. 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. Any time you can translate data into an infographic – a compelling visual representation – you’re making it easier for your audience to take in the meaning behind the numbers.

EdTech Cheat Sheet © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest. Skip to content ← Education Transformed Through IT (Intervention Technology) Smart Teachers → Trends | Infographic: EdTech Cheat Sheet Share this: Like this: Like Loading... Related 50 EdTech InfographicsIn "lists" Trends | EdTech MixersIn "trends" 2013 - Finalists & WinnersIn "cool tools" Image | This entry was posted in trends and tagged adaptive learning, blended learning, boundless infographic, differentiated learning, digital storytelling, edtech cheat sheet, edtech terms, edtech trends, flipped classroom, gamification, mooc, virtual classroom. One Response to Trends | Infographic: EdTech Cheat Sheet wongsir says: October 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reblogged this on Some concepts some ideas. Leave a Reply Find your favorite stories: FREE! The Twenty Ten Theme Blog at %d bloggers like this:

Building a Student Blogger Program by Seth Odell Special guest host Mallory Wood and Stonehill Assistant Director of Admissions Evan Grenier breakdown best practices for building a student blogger program. One of the most authentic voices for your campus, tapping into students to tell your story is a must for any university. From identifying great bloggers to selecting a blogging platform, Mallory and Evan breakdown what makes great content and detail how to build a program that reflects your institution’s voice and works for you. Thanks to our sponsors OmniUpdate is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. Weekly 5 Why Colleges & Universities Should Blog (Part 1) Students Who Use Facebook More for Self-Promotion Show Less Concern for Others Elite Colleges Fail to Gain More Students on Pell Grants HOW TO: Improve Engagement on Your Brand’s Facebook Page [STATS] StumbleUpon Hits 1 Billion Stumbles per month Unsolicited Shout-out of the Week Have you submitted your #heweb11 proposal?

Infographics Explained and How to Use Them In Your Classroom What Are Infographics? 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. And finally, an Infographic that explains what is an Infographic: These three examples do a nice job of defining what infographics are, but what is the value of an infographic in education? Smiciklas also notes that "Robert Lane and Dr. Infographics and Education "Helping students interpret visual representations of information -" Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia.

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