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Step up Your Technology Game: Using Infographics in the Classroom

Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This is an amazing, interactive means to really breathe a new life into your classroom assessments, providing students an alternative method to show what they know!
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Step up Your Technology Game: Using Infographics in the Classroom
  • Ella Bowling says:
    A wonderful resource with lots of great links to other sites on how to incorporate infographic usage in the classroom. I love the videos embedded in the blog post as they are a great introduction to this idea of using infographics with students.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    An infographic to show to make infographics! This is a wonderful resource to print and have laminated near the workstations where students will be completing their projects. It is easy to follow along with and provides a step by step set of instructions for using the Pikto Chart site to make infographics.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I love this template for those just getting started using and creating infographics in the classroom. One good thing about GoogleDocs is that multiple people can collaborate on a project making this an ideal method for assigning a group project via infographics.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    If you're tired of PowerPoint Presentations, I would definitely try Piktochart: Infographic and Graphic Design for Non-Designers. It is free and when my middle schoolers gave it a test run, they loved it. They can enter pictures, videos, and hyperlink them all to the original source.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    MathGiraffe does a great job showing how teachers can effectively use infographics in the classroom. There are infographics on math concepts you can purchase but it does provide lots of free links to places where students and teachers can create infographics.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    An excellent tutorial page of the do's and don'ts of creating infographics. This is not necessarily aimed at teachers and students but it is a fantastic resource that could serve as a starting point for student created infographics.
  • schrockguide.net
    schrockguide.net

    Infographics

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    Ella Bowling says:
    Kathy Schrock has amazing guides to the latest and greatest in classroom technology. I was particularly drawn to the fact that there is a 50 minute video presentation of how to use infographics as an assessment tool in the classroom. This is perfect for teachers just getting started with infographics and is a great refresher for those that may have used them in the past.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    This is a fantastic starting point if you are just learning what infographics are and how they could be utilized in the middle school classroom. I love the fact that they give you 8 realistic means of incorporating infographics into the curriculum. I really enjoyed the fact that they used infographics to present their cause and the data of how middle school students can benefit from using infographics.