Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Understanding data can be challenging, especially when dealing with volumes of information. Data visualizations allows the viewer to see the concepts they are learning about in a more interesting, consise, and often more useful manner. To learn how to create infographics with students, download the flyer (.pdf) or watch the video.
What message do you want to communicate in an engaging way?
How will you present large amounts of data meaningfully?
Storyboard – Layout the placement of the data and images to ensure the infographic will be concise, visual, and attractive.
DataManage - Create visual representations which best suits your data (charts, tables, graphs, scatter plots, etc.).
Image Manage – Collect copyright-free icons and images which will enhance your data.
Citation - List sources for icons, images and data which will be used in the infographic.
InfographicConstruction – Build the infographic.
Assess Against Co-Constructed Criteria - Revise if necessary.
Manage Data – Where to Get Visual Statistics
Chart Chooser – Download exisiting visualizations into Excel and modify to suit your data.
Chartle - Create, embed and share your charts, plots, diagrams and maps online.
Chartsbin – Download or embed existing visualizations, including maps, pie charts and bar charts, all of which are available under creative commons. Sign up for a free account to create visualizations using your own data. Copy and paste your data from a .csv file, and then create a map-based visualization of that data.
Easel.ly Create visually rich infographics from pre-designed themes. It is very easy to use and only drag and drop.
GapMinder is a free Adobe Air (cross-platform by nature) application that has current data on major world issues.
Google’s Public Data Explorer has visual, and extremely varied statistics. The data can be presented as a line chart, bar chart, or graph. The visualizations cannot be saved, so a screenshot of the data must be taken.
Hohli -Create Venn diagrams and other charts, including scatter plots and other line charts.
Info.gram - Create, share, discover infographics and online charts.
Inkspace - A free infographic creation tool which allows visualizations to be imported and combined with other visuals. It requires download.>
Many Eyes - Build simple interactive graphics with this free online tool from IBM.
Odosketch - Online sketch pad for students drawing. The site works well with touch and interactive screens.
Image After - A collection of images and textures for use and alteration.
BLANK COLOURED SLIDES Below there are four jpeg files (black, blue, red and white). You can right click and “save as” if you need a blank slide to insert into your photostory presentation at any point. Consider using a coloured background to make slides with lots of type stand out more such as title and credit pages.
What governs efficient browsing is the speed of finding bookmarks, specially the most used ones, and the fastest way to do that is the ability to easily spot what we need. In the case of bookmarks, a snapshot of a web site would be the solution, and that is what triggered the creation of visual bookmarking. (Source: SingleFunction.com)
Both of the above services require you to have an account, but students can view the bookmarks if you set them as public.
Visual Bookmarking Tools
Jog The Web – A place to gather web sites for your students on particular themes or for projects. Each web site is visually represented within your Jog.
Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration® uses the proven principles of visual learning to strengthen reading and writing skills, build conceptual understanding in math, and develop thinking skills across the curriculum.
Use these examples and resources to help you start using Kidspiration with confidence and creativity.
Scroll down to the list at the bottom of this page, http://www.inspiration.com/videos/Kidspiration and you will see a heading called Curriculum Applications. Each listing under this heading contains a quick movie that explains how to use Kidspiration across the curriculum.