"7 Elements of a Differentiated Writing" Teacher modeling of writing is missing in most of the classrooms I observe. I'm out to personally change that. I learned the amazing power of sharing your own writing process with students many years ago, and I haven't looked back since. In the fall of 1996, I returned to my classroom a changed teacher. The Don’ts of Infographic Design Written by Amy Balliett of Killer Infographics, the post in question is basically tips for how to create linkbait that doesn't work. Or at least I hope it doesn't. Let's take it from the top. Infographics are visual representations of information, or "data viz" as the cool kids call it these days. The term "data viz" comes from "data visualization," which implies that sets of data will be displayed in a unique way that can be seen, rather than read. I'm not going to get into the semantics.
Infographics at School I have posted before about how much I love infographics. We now have four different departments getting their students to manipulate data using infographics: Art, Science, PD/H/PE and Food Technology. Some of these started out rather basic but the students are now evaluating their work for quality control, ease of reading and comparisons to professionally produced graphics. This all started with a couple of conversations about developing activities that facilitate deeper levels of understanding. We have been building the infographics using the Macbook applications Pages and Numbers.
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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class Have you ever plunked yourself down in a staff meeting where some of your colleagues were, for lack of a better phrase, not paying attention? Grading homework? Having private conversations? Quality Rubrics / Checklist_v_Rubric What deserves a rubric? A good starting point when thinking about what tasks deserves a rubric, is to reflect on the nature of the task. What are your goals for you and your students? If your goal is to provide answers to the following questions, a checklist or scoring chart may be the best assessment tool: Strata NY 2011 [Data Visualizations] - The Subjectivity of Fact This post was written by Mimi Rojanasakul. She is an artist and designer based in New York, currently pursuing her MFA in Communications Design at Pratt Institute. Say hello or follow her @mimiosity. Last but not least, here's a round-up of talks that were focused on data visualization at Strata.
13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators Whether you're artistically inclined or not, sometimes you just need to whip up an illustrative or entertaining image for a blog post or presentation. The tools on this list help you generate respectable graphics in a jiffy — design talent optional! Most of the tools on this list are web-based and as easy to use as filling in a web form. We've added a couple of desktop applications that make visual communication a lot quicker and easier, even for those of us without a ton of graphic design skills.
SLCC - Learning Handouts Skip navigation links ugs : life and learning in sync Sanger Learning Center is UT Austin’s main resource for academic support. The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher Part I: Introduction--What inspired my argumentative response? For decades, too many high-school teachers have been instilling persuasive writing skills by teaching students the five-paragraph essay. You know it:
"Appropriart!" A Graphic about Copyright by Susie Cagle, co-produced by MDF and GIA MDF has partnered with Grantmakers in the Arts to produce Appropriart!, a graphic about copyright developed by Susie Cagle. The graphic was originally published in the GIA Reader. Click here (or on any of the images) to download a PDF of the full graphic. Infographics in Education - Project Requirements Good Information by Janet Sauber 5 Components of a GOOD Infographic!Students LOVE choice! Let's admit it, we ALL love choice! There are so many elements that can be used in an infographic. Give your students the list of elements and have them choose a certain number to include in their infographic. List of possible elements to include in an infographic:data displays (charts, graphs, graphic organizers, venn diagrams)flowchartsgeneratorsprofiles of famous peopletimelinesvocabularyword clouds
Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - common core, DigLN, engchat Email Share June 28, 2012 - by Susan Lucille Davis 122 Email Share I need to confess. As an English/Language Arts teacher with nearly three decades of experience teaching writing in her professional backpack, I am supposed to know what I am doing. But the radical changes in the way we communicate in contemporary society have led me to dive deep into an existential crisis.