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Building Data Fluency - Visually And Literally

Building Data Fluency - Visually And Literally | Design in Education | Scoop.it
In this data-rich world, our students face growing amounts of statistical content. That's why we believe teaching graphicacy is vital to the modern classroom. We develop ways to incorporate visual literacy and visual thinking in some capacity in most assignments and consistently look for ways that students can transfer content from a linear to visual format. This process enables them to connect more deeply with the material. The graphs in this post represent statistics on immigration that our students used to build graphs for a project-based learning unit on immigration.
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Student Projects In MySimpleShow - Explainer Videos Have Never Been So Easy To Create

Student Projects In MySimpleShow - Explainer Videos Have Never Been So Easy To Create | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Explainer videos are pitch-perfectly suited for student projects, because they hit all the sweet spots of higher-ordered thinking and layered proficiencies. They require storyboarding to map out each clip. They demand a smooth script to educate the audience. They also benefit from logical reasoning in transitioning clearly from screen to screen. Finally, they rely on the core tenets of graphicacy, in picking symbols to represent crisp visual meanings and metaphors.
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The Benefits Of Good Design - Resources For Community College Learners

The Benefits Of Good Design - Resources For Community College Learners | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Community college students everyday interact with a range of materials: handouts, worksheets, outlines, templates, PowerPoints, etc. From the simplest to the most complex, these resources are sometimes the primary conduits for information and training. The design of these materials, therefore, matters. The visual presentation of instructional tools can make the difference between detachment and engagement, between reticence and retention.

 

 

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"What Is Graphicacy?" — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic

"What Is Graphicacy?" — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We live in a visual world. Smartphones, television, Internet, and social media all push information in real-time, all the time. Visual media bombard us in constant streams. Learners of every age, therefore, need to understand how to analyze pictorial information. This skill of parsing images, interpreting pictures, and decoding diagrams is known as graphicacy.

 

 

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Data Visualized: Simple, Quick, And A Range Of Topics

Data Visualized: Simple, Quick, And A Range Of Topics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We continually look for resources to use for “mini” lessons or “do nows” to help learners interpret data and draw conclusions through visual analysis. The Statshot column in the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal provides just that. David Goldenberg compiles the data, and the graphics are designed by Carl de Torres. The topics run the gamut, including pop culture, finance, technology, and science.

 

 

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Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom

Graphicacy - The Key To Visual Thinking In A Differentiated Classroom | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In the scholastic world's quest to pinpoint new "literacies," one of the most essential skills in a student's toolkit isn't new at all. "Graphicacy" is the vital proficiency with visual inputs that all learners must master in the modern classroom. Graphicacy refers to the encoding and decoding of images, particularly in the close examination of details that construct visual meaning. It stands with literacy, oracy, and numeracy as one of the four indispensable corners of education.

 

 

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Graphicacy And Teaching The Art Of Seeing

Graphicacy And Teaching The Art Of Seeing | Design in Education | Scoop.it
As we continue to explore data visualizations with our students, we are particularly aware of the importance of graphicacy to the modern learner. Tommy McCall hit the nail on the head when he called “graphicacy the neglected step child in the classroom” in his TEDx East talk on Literacy, Numeracy, And Graphicacy. In the new e-cology to design and create digital content that is transmitted, interactive, and shared, it is even more vital to incorporate graphicacy skills in our lessons.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The School Of Big Data - Choosing The Right Graph

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The School Of Big Data - Choosing The Right Graph | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We've enjoyed incorporating charts and graphs into our weekly lessons. The best thing about data displays is that they evoke numerical stories within any discipline, whether science, math, economics, history, or humanities. Understanding a graph is an essential skill. Creating an original chart, however, is a higher-level exercise. It is the difference between decoding a political cartoon and creating an original drawing. It's the difference between reading an essay and writing an essay.

 

 

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Just in Time for Big Data: Graphicacy Levels on the Rise — International Institute for Analytics

Just in Time for Big Data: Graphicacy Levels on the Rise — International Institute for Analytics | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"So, digging a little deeper into what’s behind the rising levels of graphicacy, it’s important to note the different skills that can contribute to making more sense of all this big data.  Other evidence that graphicacy is on the rise: numerous LinkedIn groups on visualization have formed. And this popular two-day Data Visualization course at Harvard, which I had the pleasure of attending last year, apparently had a lengthy wait list when it was offered this past June. Visualization is increasingly on the radar of IT industry analysts as evidenced by the recent report from Forrester on advanced data visualization platforms. This past April, there was an interesting panel at the New York Public Library with a number of noteworthy thought leaders reflecting the multi-disciplinary interest in data and information visualization: What Makes a Good Data Visualization?"

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Graphicacy: Infographics As Literacy | Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE

Graphicacy: Infographics As Literacy | Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This is interesting.  Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.  Everywhere we look these days, we see infographics.  Infographics are the realization of information in a visual format.  They claim it is a literacy on par with textual, oral, and numerical skills. Visualization often takes a backseat in traditional classrooms, because understanding pictures is thought to be a natural consequence of basic vision. The conventional wisdom says that if people can see, then naturally they can comprehend what they see.  Personally I do agree that visualization of a concept does a fantastic job of emphasizing facts in a way that turns them into knowledge.   Especially when the information involves facts and figures, an infographic displays the facts in a way that usually leaves me with an AHA moment. 


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Infographics–A Tool for Teaching “Graphicacy”

Infographics–A Tool for Teaching “Graphicacy” | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Wikipedia defines infographics a bit more broadly than I’ve thought of them—they’re “any graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge,” including subway maps and traffic signs.


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Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision To Values - NAIS 2017

Make Your Mission Matter: From Vision To Values - NAIS 2017 | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The National Association Of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2017 Annual Conference just wrapped up in Baltimore, Maryland. The two days of sessions, speakers, and confabs all highlighted the evolving roles of schools and school leaders within the ever-competitive learning landscape.

We want to express our sincere thanks to the room full of educators who came to our Friday session, “Where Learning Meets Design: Taking Control Of The Visual Classroom.” The questions and ideas made for a terrific conversation about graphicacy and the importance of visual proficiency in both a student’s and a teacher’s toolkit.
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Why Design Matters For Educators And Learners

Why Design Matters For Educators And Learners | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The harmony between form and function not only applies to design, but it also relates to the synergy between educator and learner. It supports both. Good design of information guides the attention of our students, creating a relationship between context and content. It allows for engagement without distraction.
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How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web

How To Teach Visual Thinking – 5 Strategies From Around The Web | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The misconceptions about visual thinking are alarming. On one hand, this critical skill seems integral for contemporary learning, since almost every modern input is visual in nature. Yet this key proficiency seems almost entirely absent from state standards and daily classroom lessons.

 

 

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas.

 

 

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Media Literacy And Graphicacy: 4th Graders Pitch Their States

Media Literacy And Graphicacy: 4th Graders Pitch Their States | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Every year our fourth graders complete a state project. Instead of doing the usual travel brochure or poster with their research, we decided to have them pitch their states by designing a travel magazine cover. It sounds simple, but it actually incorporated the skills of media literacy and graphicacy. On the one hand, it required them to think about the message, and on the other, to visually construct the design to sell it.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Is There A Visual Thinking App? Charts, Graphs, & The 1:1 Classroom

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Is There A Visual Thinking App? Charts, Graphs, & The 1:1 Classroom | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the advent of the iPad generation, the skills of graphicacy are taking on more importance than ever in today's classrooms. Graphicacy is the learned ability to decipher and design images, particularly around symbols, charts, and coded meanings.

Amid the national emphasis on STEM programs, charts are becoming key tools to represent visual statistics. As more and more schools migrate to 1:1 tablets, therefore, students need a foundation in reading and rendering their own optic inputs.

 

 

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A Visual History - Graphic Novels In The Humanities

A Visual History - Graphic Novels In The Humanities | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Graphicacy = Visual Literacy + Visual Thinking

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Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: ImageThink: Graphic Facilitation & Big Ideas

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: ImageThink: Graphic Facilitation & Big Ideas | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Headings, color, and size impact how the ideas are communicated, and the relationship between the words and images begin to rise to the surface. The ideation that sometimes starts in the minutia moves front and center, and the higher level points become actionable. To have kids use this method to graphically represent content will help train them to visual think about the key components of a topic.

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Graphicacy: 4 Steps To Understanding An Image

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Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Info-graphicacy: Saving Visually Self-Destructive Students

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Info-graphicacy: Saving Visually Self-Destructive Students | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.

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