Don't miss the Hour of Code in December 2015! This global movement introduces students to computer science and the basics of code. EVERY organizer will receive a gift card and participating classrooms and schools will be eligible for other prizes, such as laptops and Sphero robots. Click HERE for more information and to register!
Infographics are a visual representation of data, knowledge, or information. Often more powerful than words or imagery alone, infographics utilize visual elements of design and words to convey a message. However, visual representation of information can be more than just the manner in which we are able to record what has been discovered by other means. They have the potential to become the process by which we can discern new meaning and discover new knowledge. The observer becomes enlighten, having learned from the visual feast and is motivated to seek out more knowledge in this medium (Ross, 2009).
Infographics are easy and fun to create. Teachers can give students an essential question and student create infographics to respond to the essential question. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. Infographics can be used as an assessment or a way to deliver information to students.
Find out more information on infographics:
Kathy Schrock - Inforgraphics as a Creative Assessment
Infographic Designs: Overview, Examples, & Best Practices
How to Turn a Research Project into Infographics
How Real Kids Create Real Infographics
Blendspace is a free tool that allows teachers to create multimedia lesson that students can access online. You can easily create a lesson using these simple three steps:
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Welcome to the Teacher's Lounge! This blog will highlight the use of technology at my schools, as well as tips and tricks to use in the classroom.