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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.

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My Favorite WSQ Please see the "revisited" version of this post, published in July of 2016, by clicking here.*Please read my WSQing page for more details, descriptions, and workflow* A "WSQ" (pronounced wisk) in my class is what we call "homework" in my flipped classroom. It stands for this: [read an update on the WSQ after using it for several weeks in my classroom here] W - Watch Students must watch the video for the assigned lesson and take notes in their SSS packets (this stands for "Student Success Sheets" and I have them for each unit/chapter) I have created for them.

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25 Best Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics Today’s article is dedicated to all those users who’s looking for some of the best Online tools to Create Infographics. So must try this opinion piece covered by us. We all know that visual representation speaks more than words written on paper and slideshow. The reason, is that it’s very easy to convey knowledge and engage its viewers. And due to which these Infographic things are very popular among users and creating lots of heat. Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis November 7, 2013 03:21 PM ET The chart below originally accompanied our story 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis (April 20, 2011). We're updating it as we cover additional tools, including 8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation (March 27, 2012) and Six useful JavaScript libraries for maps, charts and other data visualizations (March 6, 2013). Click through to those articles for full tool reviews. Features: You can sort the chart by clicking on any column header once to sort in ascending order and a second time to sort by descending (browser JavaScript required). Skill levels are represented as numbers from easiest to most difficult to learn and use:

17 Free Awesome Data Visualization Tools: Free Software 1. StatPlanet StatPlanet is an easy-to-use, interactive data visualization and mapping software. StatPlanet can be used to create maps, dashboards, charts, and graphs to bring your data to life. In addition to being browser-based, StatPlanet also offers the following downloads for use offline: StatPlanet Map Maker to create fully customizable interactive maps and graphs with the ability to publish them online, StatPlanet World Database to visually explore over 250 development indicators to aid in the understanding of the world, and the Graph Maker to create interactive graphs and charts. 2. Teacher to Teacher: Critical Thinking in the College Classroom This web site provides personal, practical, and published materials collected to help you cultivate critical thinking skills in your students, especially first-year students. How these materials are organized These materials are contained in 14 modules--ten focused on specific critical thinking skills, and four on specific teaching methods.

Experimental Design for Advanced Science Projects Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/help/javascript">Here's how.</a> Sandra Slutz, PhD, Vice President of STEM Education, Science Buddies Kenneth L. Hess, Founder and President, Science Buddies 40+ Tools to Create Infographics with Your Students Here is a comprehensive list of some very good tools for making infographics. The list features more than 40 applications so you have a wide variety of options to choose from.While some of these tools are pretty basic and you can use them without any complications, others do require some advanced tech knowledge and design know-how. As a teacher and educator, my favourite infographic making tools are Google Draw and Pictochart. I invite you to read this step by step visual guide to learn more about how you can easily set up your infographic using Google Draw. Also bear in mind that most of these tools require a sign-up and some of them are fremium: they have, besides the basic free version, a pro version that offers more advanced features.

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Top 50+ Tools for Creating Infographics Telling your story in visual form through the use of infographics has been one of the hottest trends in recent times. Given the tremendous information available online, people are now more interested to get information through colorful and interesting graphics, instead of words and numbers. Creating infographics, however, requires tremendous analytical and creative skills plus the ability to convert these data and information into interesting visuals. The good news is, there are available resources online that you can use to help you create infographics. In this post, we will list down all available resources and tools that you can use to simplify the process of creating infographics. 30 Superb Examples of Infographic Maps As you search the web you’ll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps. Deciding when, where and how to integrate or display a map on your site is the first step, the second should be what technology and illustrations to use. If you’re all about interaction, JQuery, Ajax, or Flash are all effective technologies that hold their own ground. Map illustrations are a dime a dozen however, a strong and balanced display of graphics, information, and colors is what makes an infographic stand out and reach its target audience effectively. As designers, we’re constantly searching for ways to improve and style our designs, this is exactly what the following 30 infographics and sites display below; the breaking of rules. Sites with Interactive Maps

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing.

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