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Information is Beautiful!

Graphic Organizers in the ESL Classroom

Jonah Moos

on 27 January 2013

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Information is Beautiful: Graphic Organizers in the ESL Classroom Questions or Comments? http://prezi.com/0s_mahnsdfql/information-is-beautiful-graphic-organizers-in-the-esl-classroom/ Question(s)
Explanation of Graph
Description of Data
Interpretation of Data google charts Graphic Organizer Sites Presenting Information from Graphs or Charts Tools to Construct a Graph or Table Watch from 4:20-6:20 https://bubbl.us/ http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/ http://www.gapminder.org/world/#$majorMode=chart$is;shi=t;ly=2003;lb=f;il=t;fs=11;al=30;stl=t;st=t;nsl=t;se=t$wst;tts=C$ts;sp=4.67741935483871;ti=1990$zpv;v=0$inc_x;mmid=XCOORDS;iid=phAwcNAVuyj1jiMAkmq1iMg;by=ind$inc_y;mmid=YCOORDS;iid=0ArfEDsV3bBwCcGhBd2NOQVZ1eWowNVpSNjl1c3lRSWc;by=ind$inc_s;uniValue=8.21;iid=phAwcNAVuyj0XOoBL_n5tAQ;by=ind$inc_c;uniValue=255;gid=CATID0;by=grp$map_x;scale=log;dataMin=1438;dataMax=45906$map_y;scale=log;dataMin=1.7;dataMax=1551$map_s;sma=49;smi=2.65$cd;bd=0$inds=i231_l001990bVba;i65_p001990afa7;i175_l001990bfbH;example=62 Webs/Concept Maps
Venn Diagrams
Flow Charts
Graphs/Charts Types of Graphic Organizers Venn Diagram Function Describing
Decision Making
Causal http://www.gliffy.com/examples/ http://books.google.com/ngrams/ Axis (Axes)
Linear/Logorithmic Scales Helpful Vocabulary Don’t have too much information
Don’t analyze or explain everything in the graph
Don’t go from left to right, explaining everything. Instead pick the main ideas.
Use the biggest and next biggest – don’t mention everything in between.
Don’t mention the small or unimportant stuff
Pick an idea and find information that supports it

From: http://writefix.com/?page_id=713 Some Tips on Describing Information from Graphs Movement (Verbs): Down

Went down
Prepositions Adverbs and intensifiers

a little
a lot
steadily No Movement: (Verbs with Adjectives, Verbs)

remained steady
were unchanged
did not change
remained constant
remained stable
stabilized Tops and Bottoms

reached a peak
reached their highest level
fell to a low
sank to a trough
reached a bottom Movement (Verbs): Up

Went up
Shot up
Rocketed http://writefix.com/?page_id=706 Source: extracting and interpreting information
constructing or completing graphs and tables. http://arb.nzcer.org.nz/supportmaterials/tables.php#8a http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ Excel Prezi Three Layers of Complexity

reading off particular data from points on the table or graph (easy)
selecting sections of relevant data from complex data sets (more complex)
identifying and interpreting patterns within different types of data (most complex).

Gott and Duggan (2003) Interpreting Graphs "the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading." Visual Literacy: Brainstorming Tool Google ngrams Visualizations Gapminder.org Create diagrams and Flowcharts Powerpoint Using Graphs and Charts in the Classroom Emily, can you see this?
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