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Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics

Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics

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.

BBC Learning - Open Lab - About 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:

Digital Resources for Teaching About Media How to Make Dynamic Video Experiences with Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker Popcorn Maker is a free online tool for creating enhanced web-based video experiences. It is part of the ‘Webmaker’ set of tools from Mozilla that are designed to help everyone be able to make dynamic work on the web. Popcorn Maker allows you to do simple edits, remixes and mashups of online videos, and to enhance them with images, text, popups, links and info from Wikipedia and Google Maps. Continue Reading How to Make a Popplet, a Collaborative Mind Mapping Tool Popplet is an online tool for visually organizing your ideas and projects. Continue Reading How to Make a Quick Video with MixBit Mixbit is an app and platform for making and sharing videos. Continue Reading How to Create an Interactive Timeline with Timetoast Continue Reading How to Build a Wall Using Padlet Welcome to the video tutorial about the visual authoring tool Padlet. Continue Reading How to Make a Prezi Continue Reading Continue Reading How to Make a Zeega

Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free © 2010-2014 EdTech Digest. Skip to content ← Implementing 1-to-1 Computing: Getting Close, But Content Still Falls Short Trends | Infographic: College Degree on Your iPad → Trends | Infographic: Tomorrow’s College Will Be Free Share this: Like this: Related Trends | Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education? Trends | Infographic: Online Education Around the WorldIn "trends" Trends | Coursera by the NumbersIn "trends" Image | This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged Coursera, MOOCs, udacity. Leave a Reply Find your favorite stories: FREE! The Twenty Ten Theme Blog at %d bloggers like this:

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. 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. Hide caption The Ukita family in front of their home in Tokyo. From Peter Menzel's "Material World" project, which photographs 30 statistically average families in 30 different countries with all of their possessions.

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. 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? Mashable explores the trends changing politics in 2012 and beyond in Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote, an in-depth look at how digital media is reshaping democracy. Read a few of the top posts from the series:

Infographics: Real World Integration of Standards, Design and Informational Text Let’s face it. 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. Find more infographics on the EDWorks Pinterest page: Guest post by Michele Timmons, a former Manager of Partnership Development and Technical Assistance Coach for EDWorks.

Blog - Cool Infographics 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.

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

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

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.