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Infographics

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Transcript of Infographics

Craft a story to bundle related data sets into a unified graphic representation
Pictures engage the brain - Data visualization
Information literacy
Deeper comprehension
What am I seeing?
What does it mean?
Many Eyes:
Visualizations: http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/visualizations
Information is Beautiful
- Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
David McCandless' site
Why Infographics?
PiktoChart
Many free tools for easily creating infographics
Research: Words + Visuals
Teaching with Infographics
Connecting to the Standards
Step 1: Get an idea.
Step 2: Map it out.
Step 3: Research, research, research - collect the data
Step 4: Develop inferences; proof of concept - what does this mean?
Step 5: Use the technology to lay it out and have fun!
The Process
Connecting to the Standards
Connecting to the Standards
Easy to read and digest
Technology to create one is easy to learn
Takes deeper understanding to synthesize & summarize facts visually
Eyes gravitate to images over text
Strong writing skills required!
Engaging
Why Infographics?
Connecting to the Standards

Technology Literacy: ISTE NETS*S

•Demonstrate creativity and innovation
•Communicate and collaborate
•Conduct research and use information
•Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
•Use technology effectively and productively
Connecting to the Standards
Connecting to the Standards
Writing: Research to build and present knowledge

Conduct short as well as more sustained research

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Draw evidence from literary of informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
Connecting to the Standards
Some Rules for Making Infographics
Linguistic System: Learners acquire and store knowledge (words, text, audio)
Nonlinguistic System: Learners tap to process (visuals, computer simulations & kinesthetic activities)
www.marzanoresearch.com
Interpetation:
Present infographics that ask students to "make sense" of data over time
Present goth good & bad examples for students to analyze
Help students evaluate misrepresentations
Teaching with Infographics
Creation:
Teach students that representations of data, pictorials, have to be valid and true
Teach them to represenst the important features of a data set and relationships between data sets
Final representations are as important as the data collected
Tell a story - beginning, middle, end; problem, facts, solution.
Be clear. Can they tell what you mean?
Use good, "fresh" data from reliable sources
Pay attention - notice other infographics and become literate.
Less text - more visuals
A bunch of facts next to a cute graphis is not an infographic!
Graphics & information should match.
Don't just make stuff up!
ELA Anchor Standards: K-12

Reading: Integration of knowledge and ideas

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse
media and formats, including visually and quantitatively,
as well as in words.
Speaking and listening: Presentation of knowledge and ideas

Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Infographics and Standards for Math Practice
The National Council of Teachers of mathematics recommends that students at every grade level undertake investigations in which they college and represent data graphically.

2.Represent a mathematical situation with symbols
3.Use objects, drawings, & diagrams to create an argument
4.Map relationships using tools such as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts
5.Find digital content and use it to solve problems and use technological software and tools to do so
1.Graph data and search for regularity and trends
Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy: ACRL Project (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media.

•Design and create meaningful images and visual media
•Understand many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and access and use visual materials ethically.
Credits:
Krauss, Jane. "More Than Words Can Say - Infographics." Learning and Leading - February
2012. ISTE, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012.
<http://www.learningandleading-digital.com/learning_leading/201202>.
Schrock, Kathy. "Infographics as a Creative Assessment." Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything.
N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-
assessment.html>.
Students at every grade level should undertake investigations in which they collect and represent data graphically.
Recommendation by NCTM
Information Literacy
Define Task:
What is your assignment, problem or question?
Identify Options:
What kinds of information do you need and where do you look?
Select Sources:
How do you search for them and which do you choose?
Analyze Content:
What did you learn and what does it mean?
Present Findings:
How do you organize and communicate what you learned?
Evaluate:
Is your research process leading to relevant and useful results?
Connecting to the Standards
http://vimeo.com/25328216
Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Infogr.am
- http://infogr.am/

BeGraphic
- http://begraphic.com

Easel.ly
- http://www.easel.ly
Visual.ly
http://visual.ly/ (a creation site such as Easel.ly and Begraphic.com ) - Visual.ly library can generate an embed code for shared content

PiktoChart
http://piktochart.com/educators/ free version limited; $29.99 for 1 educator account; site licensing for schools
Tools You Might Try
Infographics
Worth a Thousand Words?
http://elenawee.pbworks.com/Infographics
Resources
Classroom Tips
Have students look at an infographic
de-construct it
have them re-write
reflect on strategies
Students collect Infographics themselves
list what they have in common & critique
Have them revise one and make it better
Classroom Tips

Information Translation
Students recast infographic of their choice
Same info -- different form
Peer feedback – how does new compare w/ original
Overlapping Graphics
Students locate 2 or more data visualizations of data about the same groups
E.g. well being in US: a)
Gallup Poll
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/06/weekinreview/20110306-happiness.htmly & b)
Census
http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?ref=us
InfoGraphic-a-Day
- An Educator's Introduction - for teachers
Daily Infographic
- a new infographic every day
Cool Infographics Blog
- Charts and graphs can communicate data; infographics turn data into information
Definition of Infographic
noun
a visual representation of data or information. Short for "information graphic"
Examples:
David Warlick's "Infographic a Day" for Teachers
http://davidwarlick.com/graphicaday/
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