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Words, Pictures, Numbers, WOW! – 2nd Grade Infographics Attract Attention

Words, Pictures, Numbers, WOW! – 2nd Grade Infographics Attract Attention | Design in Education | Scoop.it

For the past four years, we’ve been using infographics with our students at different grade levels. This year, our second graders were studying New York City to make comparisons between its historical past at the turn of the last century with today. Instead of the typical presentation poster, they made infographics using the Easelly app.

 

 

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Veterans Day: What We Don't See

Veterans Day: What We Don't See | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Veterans Day infographics provide a wide range of data to help us discuss this holiday with our students, and we've written a number of posts to remember the brave men and women who served so valiantly to protect our freedoms. But perhaps the infographic above from the American Psychiatric Association is the most powerful to cross our path. It's not about the numbers of veterans from different wars, or the history of the day; instead, it represents the staggering statistics about the wounds that plague the minds of so many of our veterans.

 

 

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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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Visual Design: Creating Infographics With 3rd Graders

Visual Design: Creating Infographics With 3rd Graders | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Our third graders showed their aptitude in creating these wonderful infographics during their library class. They gathered the facts for their social studies unit on Brazil using the kids edition of ProQuest's online database CultureGrams.

It did not take much class time either; as a matter of fact, it was completed in two classes. To simplify the components of infographics, we used words, pictures, and numbers to explain the different parts they needed to include to make them.

 

 

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Valentine's Day - Hitting The Sweet Spots

Valentine's Day - Hitting The Sweet Spots | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you’re like us, you may be finding that the polar vortex has wreaked havoc on classes from the multiple snow-day closures. The looming mid-winter break isn’t making things any easier with the constant struggle to keep kids focused on learning. Add Valentine’s Day into the mix on top of everything else, and things get complicated.

 

Well, take heart. While we don’t typically spend too much time on Valentine’s Day as a special holiday, we know our kids enjoy it. We suppose that’s why we are always looking to find new material each year to bring them into focus during the heart of winter.

 

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If The World Were ... An Infographic

If The World Were ... An Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the plethora of infographics in the media, it's important for our learners to understand how to design information. We continue to incorporate the creation of infographics as part of our curricula to help them do just that. Check out their newest infographics based on the books, If the World Were a Village and If America Were a Village, by David Smith.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Infographic Holiday Cards As Data Visualization

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Infographic Holiday Cards As Data Visualization | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Recently, our friend and colleague, Gina Sipley (@GSipley), forwarded an “infographic holiday card” she received. We then did a little digging. To our surprise, it turns out that using infographics to report on the happenings of the past year have been trendy for quite sometime. Who knew that data visualization had hit the holiday card market?

 

 

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A Visual Guide to Generation Z

A Visual Guide to Generation Z | Design in Education | Scoop.it

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:37 AM

Generazione Z

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:42 AM

Excelente estudio sociólogico de la Generación Z (niñ@s nacidos entre 1995 y 2009) realizado por la empresa australiana McCrindle.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:24 PM

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Veterans Day: Resources To Embrace, Engage, And Educate

Veterans Day: Resources To Embrace, Engage, And Educate | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We try to instill the patriotic spirit in our students for every national holiday. Many in our school community have family who served in World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam, and a few have family and friends who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ve written about Veterans Day and service to the community; however, the following resources bring the reality of the wars in the Middle East closer to home.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Celebrating Our Independence - A 4th Of July Infographic

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Celebrating Our Independence - A 4th Of July Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With all the violence in the world today and the daily barrage of recent protests in Egypt and Brazil, we should count our stars and stripes that we can go about our routines this 4th of July. To be sure, there will be plenty of barbeques, shopping, and fireworks, but we should take the time to reflect on our freedom and independence.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The 1040 Form Turns 100: Resources To Explain Income Taxes

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: The 1040 Form Turns 100: Resources To Explain Income Taxes | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We took the opportunity to talk to our students and explain income tax withholdings and the reasons why United States citizens are required to pay them. Needless to say, they were quite surprised at how taxes are taken out of earnings, particularly as income graduates through the tax brackets. Of course, as the discussion progressed, the political opinions and remarks reflected the parental sensibilities of the students; but all in all, they were quite interested in the way the process works.

 

 

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Branding with Infographics: How to Build a Visual Language for Your Company

Branding with Infographics: How to Build a Visual Language for Your Company | Design in Education | Scoop.it
We have entered an age where visual communication is essential for any company. The need to tell complex stories quickly, effectively, and in a way that engages people is not just prevalent, it is universal.
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How a Google Search Travels Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

How a Google Search Travels Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC] | Design in Education | Scoop.it
A new infographic about Google Search shows the journey of a search on the site, from how it travels at the speed of light to how it ranks its results.

How would you search a book with a million pages? That is pretty much what Google is doing when you search the web. The amount of information and the number of miles a query may travel is amazing. Check out the infographic for specific information.


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The 5 Best Interactive Infographics For 2015

The 5 Best Interactive Infographics For 2015 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We have curated five fascinating interactives to help inspire learners for the year ahead. For the humanities, these animated videos and infographics encapsulate a wide range of explorations into history, geography, sociology, and globalization. Although they may have originated in 2014 or earlier, they paint a riveting potential for the year ahead in literacy and the social studies.

 

 

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Does Voting Matter? Interactive Visualizations To Learn About The Midterm Elections

Does Voting Matter? Interactive Visualizations To Learn About The Midterm Elections | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We've long admired the election resources from Project Vote Smart, but some new interactive tools are taking the 2014 midterms to mind-boggling levels. The non-partisan consortium has designed two dynamic interfaces that explore issues and candidates across the country. Students of any level will be mesmerized by the vivid graphics as they accumulate an understanding about individual politicians and their votes.

 

 

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Visualizing Prejudice: 32% Of The World Thinks The Holocaust Is A Myth

Visualizing Prejudice: 32% Of The World Thinks The Holocaust Is A Myth | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We have been studying World War II recently with our middle schoolers, and in the past two days, we've focused on the horrors of the Holocaust. It was especially shocking, therefore, to read the just-released report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). NBC News and other media outlets have reported on the startling "ADL Global 100" survey results that seek to gauge anti-Semitic attitudes across 101 countries and territories.

 

 

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Not Irish, Snake Charmer, Or Saint - St. Patrick's Day Resources

Not Irish, Snake Charmer, Or Saint - St. Patrick's Day Resources | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, many of us will don green even if we are not Irish. The Irish diaspora around the world makes it hard not to feel a little Irish on March 17. In fact, the Irish population in the United States is seven times larger than that of Ireland, and approximate 71 million live outside of the country.

 

 

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading | Design in Education | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Some Visuals For Inspiration, Motivation, And Data

New Year’s Resolutions: Some Visuals For Inspiration, Motivation, And Data | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the New Year arriving in less than 48 hours, people all over the world are thinking about making resolutions for the coming year.

According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the West, when a person makes a promise to change something starting on the first of the year. It does have historical connections, and it is not uncommon to reflect on self-improvement.

To that end, we gathered some information about the topic to see what types of ideas we could use with our students during the first, short week of school. From Buzzfeed, we came across the post "14 Quotes To Inspire Your New Year’s Resolutions For 2014." This clever mix of historical figures garbed in festive holiday regalia would definitely make for a good, philosophical discussion in any history or English class.

 

 

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Visualizing Apartheid - Teaching Students About Nelson Mandela

Visualizing Apartheid - Teaching Students About Nelson Mandela | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With dignitaries and patriots converging in Johannesburg to honor Nelson Mandela, the hero's funeral has presented an intriguing educational opportunity for school children around the world. The media coverage devoted to Mandela's life as a civil rights champion and a global statesman has refocused attention on the horrors of Apartheid. This system of institutionalized racism, which gave Mandela such a bitter struggle and an enduring triumph, had previously been relegated to somewhat of an afterthought in many pages of contemporary history.

 

 

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Viz And Pic Collage: Infographic Apps For the 1:1 Classroom

Viz And Pic Collage: Infographic Apps For the 1:1 Classroom | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This year we started a 1:1 program, so we looked to incorporate apps that would aid our students in designing infographics on the iPad. Two that worked for their projects were Viz and Pic Collage. The kids used the free version of Viz. It helped to tame their tendency to over do it by limiting their selections to ten objects. For others, they liked using Pic Collage to create visualizations for their acronyms.

 

 

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The Importance Of Design: How Poor Graphics (And Grammar) Can Threaten Safety

The Importance Of Design: How Poor Graphics (And Grammar) Can Threaten Safety | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the busiest commuter train in the country.  Given the enormous number of riders entrusting their well-being to the LIRR, you’d think safety would be a number-one concern. The LIRR’s emergency placards, however, are baffling. They are proof that poor graphics can be found anywhere. Aside from the grammar disgraces, the LIRR’s ill-designed visuals might actually harm rather than help the public’s daily commute.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Stressed Out Students: Rethinking Pace And Expectations

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Stressed Out Students: Rethinking Pace And Expectations | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In addition to fêting poetry and financial literacy, April also honors Stress Awareness Month. In our classrooms, we notice more and more that stress can be debilitating for students. In fact, we spent much of our transition night a few weeks ago trying to assuage families' apprehensions as their children get ready for middle school.

 

 

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Pros and Cons of Going to the Cloud - Infographic

Pros and Cons of Going to the Cloud - Infographic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

More schools and districts are going to the cloud...but what does that mean? This infographic provides some information about the benefits of being cloud-based as well as some of the issues that may arise. It also lets you know some of the suites available to educators in the cloud, other helpful cloud tools and looks at cloud adoption rates.


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Infographic Thinking : Workshop with Francesco Franchi

Infographic Thinking : Workshop with Francesco Franchi | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Information designers, editors, illustrators, animators, and journalists came together at Gestalten Space in Berlin on July 2nd and 3rd for a two-day “Infographic Thinking” workshop, the latest in a series of workshops hosted by Gestalten.

 

The video compliments their book, Visual Storytelling.


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