Sunday, July 15, 2012

Infographics

Infographics are just what they sound like, information graphics.  They are a visual way to represent data and connections amongst content and/or concepts.  There are so many ways to use this form of representation with our students, especially those that are visual learners.  Check out Autoblog's fascinating infographic on The Science Behind Traffic Jams: http://aol.it/Nbc5yr.  This example is amazing and will give you an idea of what a really great infographic looks like.  

I also like this infographic by Microsoft Education, titled, Education by the Numbers

Think about all of the possibilities for your students to convey what they are learning, or for you to create visual representations of information and make connections for your students.  

For some fun browsing go to: http://visual.ly/ or http://infogr.am/

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