Links for Elements Extra topic: Using Infographics as a Project Activity

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    This document is created so that viewers of the Elements Extra video on the topic of "Using Infographics as a Project Activity" have a way to locate the sites from the video.

     

    Enjoy!


      Take a look at this infographic showing “50
      Best Books for Teachers.”  This one
      might be a good format for a less data-driven project.

    http://ebookfriendly.com/50-best-books-for-teachers-infographic/

    You are already in the Intel Teachers Engage
      community watching this video. Recently there were two discussions which went along with a webinar on using infographics with students. Note the link to
      the webinar recordings, which you can view.

    http://engage.intel.com/message/111827#111827


    http://engage.intel.com/message/118239#118239
      Here is a wiki created by the guest presenters on the  webinar above

    http://exploringinfographics.wikispaces.com/HOME
     

    Do you use Pinterest yet? You don’t need an
      account to view what others have pinned! Here’s a Pinterest board where an
      educator is collecting infographics s/he might use with students as teaching
      tools.

    http://www.pinterest.com/plnaugle/infographics/

    You can find Pinterest boards showing many
      educational infographics pinned to Pinterest by a wide variety of people. You
      may want to use some of them for your teaching as well!

    Infogr.am is one of the creators recommended
      by many
      1. It’s free
      2. It has its own spreadsheet
      3. It includes more than 30 chart types
      4. It is easy to save and embed your infographics.
      5. You can place videos on your infographic,
          which is handy if you’re using it on a computer…
      6. and did I say “It’s FREE.”
      7. although you may upgrade to a Pro version for
          a fee.

    http://infogr.am/


      The following three images include links to infographic
      makers, overviews of classroom infographic use, and lots of good information.
      I’m going to place a short link to all of this information at the end of the
      video, so you don’t need to write them all down now.

    A Picture is Worth a 1000 Word Infographics as a Creative Assessment

    Kathy Schrock’s video
      provides an excellent overview of the “what”, “why”, and “how” of using
      infographics.

    Infographic Rubric
    Kathy Schrock’s rubric helps learners to assess their own and peers’
      infographics.

    How Can Infographics
      Produce Better E-Learning Classes

    Tom Kuhlmann describes the  five elements of infographic design that parallel best practices in creating learning: focused information, data visualization, color schemes, bold fonts, and icons/clip art.

    7 Things You Should
      Know about Infographic Creation Tools


      The Educause staff describes the plusses and the downsides that educators and
      instructional designers should expect when using infographic tools such as
      Piktochart, Infogram, and Visual.ly.

    10 Fun Tools to
      Easily Make Your Own Infographics

    Katie Lepi describes the capabilities of ten tools for creating infographics
      including: Visual.ly, Easel.ly, Venngage, Infogr.am, and Piktochart.

    60 Brilliant Examples
      of Infographics


      The Creative Bloq staff provides an excellent variety of the best infographics on the Web, including topics such as: the brain of the beginning
    blogger, how Google works, and what happens in an Internet minute.

    Infographic-a-Day

      David Warlick provides daily updates and maintains a gallery of the best new infographics. A handy feature is the ability to search the archives by category.

    Infographics as an
      Assessment


    s amazing collection of links on every aspect of using   infographics to support learning.

    Tech Tip: How to Create Infographics with Piktochart
      (Video; 5 minutes)

    Michelle Shaeffer’s YouTube
      video provides
    step-by-step instructions using Piktochart to create a
      professional-looking infographic.



     



    1. The Tech Chef writes a great blog. Here’s his
        entry on using Infographics in the classroom. Many of the ideas for this
        video came from here, but you might want to read it on your own.

    http://www.techchef4u.com/ipad/integrating-infographics-into-the-iclassroom/