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Here's the Play-by-Play

Using Infographics to Visualize, Sythesize, and Origanize Argumentative Writing; SCCTE 2014
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Tasha Thomas

on 28 May 2014

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Here's the Play-by-Play
Session Agenda

My Instructional Roadblock & Goals
Why Infographics?
A Few Student Samples
Tools for Finding & Creating Infographics
Ideas for Implementation
Finding & Creating
Infographics
My Roadblocks:

For Research
Why Infographics?
Using Infographics to Visualize,
Synthesize, and Organize Argumentative Writing

For Writing
Tasha A. Thomas
Director. Spartanburg Writing Project
tthomas@uscupstate.edu

@tthomasuscu
#QEPUP 2014
Synthesis
Structure
Unity & Flow
"If focus is the foundation for constructing a piece of writing, organization is the the structural framework for that writing. Organization is important to effective writing because it provides readers with a framework to help them fulfill their expectations for the text. A well-organized piece of writing supports readers by making it easy for them to follow, while a poorly organized piece leads readers through a maze of confusion and confounded or unmet expectations."
~Kathleen Cali, UNC Chapel Hill
http://piktochart.com/
http://infogr.am/
iOs and Android App
By far, my favorite
Creates a linear space
Free account with many options
http://www.easel.ly/
More Global in nature
Creates a canvas
Great Templates
Free Lite Version
$2.99 Full
Cool Templates!
For Reading
All levels of complexity
Encourage critical thinking
Offer various perspectives
Tremendous range of topics
Multiple representations of data
Supports information literacy
Encourages:
Synthesis
Data Visualization
Flow & Organization
Multi-modal to address multiple literacies
Information presented to persuade
Today's students should be media creators
Ideas for
Implementation
Organize Ideas & Info
for Writing
Make infographics part of regular content reading
Infographics require synthesis
Great alternative to outlines
Encourage creativity and support 21st Century digital skills
Develop Content
Literacy
Manage Multiple
Perspectives
Your Ideas?
What have you tried?
What works?
What will you try?

"Infographics express complex messages to viewers in a way that enhances their comprehension. Images are often an extension of the content of a written article, but infographics convey a self-contained message or principle. Infographics compress and display this information in a visually pleasing way so that drivers don’t miss the message. Infographics communicate complex data quickly and clearly,
~Daniel Adams, InstantShift
i Visual Info
Touch
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