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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

 

 

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.


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What a great set of tools to use with your learners.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:35 PM

creating infographics is easy using these sites. The most important thing is to do quality research first.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:26 AM

gosto de ferramentas que facilitem o aprndizado visualmente. Para quem compartilha da ideia, mas nao tem o dom grafico como eu...pode recorrer a algumas estrategias prontas...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Sempre apelativos os infográficos são uma boa ferramenta para trabalho na sala de aula. Esta lista é extensa e apresenta muito boas sugestões. A explorar.

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Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip

Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21

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Matthew Button's curator insight, April 4, 1:43 AM

Something we should be investing more into the future

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Bring your learning into the 21st century with some of these ideas....

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7 Visual Ideas That Will Increase Your Social Engagement |

7 Visual Ideas That Will Increase Your Social Engagement | | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Do you create visual content for social media? This article shares the seven types of social media images that get the most engagement.

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We should incorporate these ideas into the online learning experiences that we create. Simple and effective.

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Larry Sandoval's curator insight, March 17, 10:38 AM

visit here we need engagement

Ivana Dacheva's curator insight, March 25, 9:16 AM

I read this article twice for one afternoon, awesome tips and visual examples.  

Larry Sandoval's curator insight, March 26, 6:03 PM

visualize

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.


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These ideas would be very easy to implement into your teaching and give students the opportunity to explore their learning through different media.

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Linda Ashida's curator insight, February 1, 11:28 AM

This article give examples of how Voice Thread, Diigo, Scoop.It, Instagram, Pinterest, and Feedly can be used to enhance teaching and learning.  The article wraps up with three key benefits of using social media in the classroom.

Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 1, 11:49 AM

I like it when social media can help guide a project for a student and a teacher. Check out these other platforms that are being utilized For education. #ufglobal

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 2, 8:51 PM

Students may not want to befriend their teacher on Facebook, but that doesn't mean social media is out of the question for school assignments.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

 

 

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.


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What a great set of tools to use with your learners.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:35 PM

creating infographics is easy using these sites. The most important thing is to do quality research first.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:26 AM

gosto de ferramentas que facilitem o aprndizado visualmente. Para quem compartilha da ideia, mas nao tem o dom grafico como eu...pode recorrer a algumas estrategias prontas...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Sempre apelativos os infográficos são uma boa ferramenta para trabalho na sala de aula. Esta lista é extensa e apresenta muito boas sugestões. A explorar.

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

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Not a lot to say about these statistics but I always find them fascinating.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:23 PM

All in just 60 seconds

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5 Less-Known iPad Apps For The Flipped Classroom

5 Less-Known iPad Apps For The Flipped Classroom | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
These 5 apps are among the less well-known applications to support the flipped classroom model.

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There's always something new to learn for all of us and these tools can make this easier for teachers and students alike. Flipping the classroom is not new anymore so it could be time for the students to start generating the content and learning for the class. These iPad apps can make it easier to empower students to take an active roll in their learning. Create a class YouTube channel where they can upload and publish their presentations so that the content they create can be shared and reviewed by their peers.
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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:47 PM

Nothing can replace the physical presence of a teacher. But with so much technology available these days, some teachers and professors are choosing a different way to structure their classes by flipping them.


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Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos

Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
From Web-enhanced face-to-face courses to MOOCs, flipped, blended, and fully online courses, videos are an integral component of today’s educational landscape—from kindergarten all the way through higher education.

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Let's not just throw up any old video. Give your students opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, explore new ideas using a video as a stimulus for an online discussion, or demonstrate a skill that can be viewed at the point of need.

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Google's Schmidt: Teens' mistakes will never go away

Google's Schmidt: Teens' mistakes will never go away | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Speaking at a festival in the U.K., Google's executive chairman offers that the things teens do now will stay with them forever, by way of the Web. He also suggested some people are sharing too much online.

 

It must be peculiar for children of the Internet age.

They are the first to have a complete record of their whole lives. They are the first who'll be able to offer concrete proof of every one of their days, friends, and actions.

 

Eric Schmidt worries, however, that they'll be the first who'll never be allowed to forget their mistakes.


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Part of our responsibility as teachers is to prepare our learners for their future. Helping them to understand that the Internet has a very long memory is pato of that role.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:05 PM

Teenagers have been and will continue to make mistakes as they grow and develop into adulthood. It is a part of growing up. Publishing those mistakes and creating a permanent record is possibly problematic. The degree of problem will depend the level of judgement applied to long past mistakes. Understanding that teenage mistakes are a part of life and necessary for self understanding and development of positive skills is required. A high degree of forgiveness will be also useful.

Thanks Dennis T OConnor

Lola Ripollés's comment, June 3, 2013 3:53 AM
We must now educate on how to use all these new tools and try to make to make our teens understand that they should give a second thought to what they publish in the web. Difficult? of course! Educating was never an easy job.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, June 3, 2013 6:22 AM
How many times have you given your advice to your own children and they have only learnt by their own mistakes. Teaching this will be very difficult but is essential.
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Photosynth's 3D interactive panoramas reportedly coming to SkyDrive

Photosynth's 3D interactive panoramas reportedly coming to SkyDrive | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service may soon be getting support
for 3D panoramas using Photosynth technology.
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This could make a difference.

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The amazing interactive maps that blend the past and present to reveal how ... - Daily Mail

The amazing interactive maps that blend the past and present to reveal how ... - Daily Mail | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
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The amazing interactive maps that blend the past and present to reveal how cities have changed since the 17th century.
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A Dyslexic Learners Experience using iPad Apps : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase

A Dyslexic Learners Experience using iPad Apps : JISC RSC-Scotland Showcase | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
RT @Mags_McKay: Learner Ambassador: A Dyslexic Learners Experience using iPad Apps @CofGcollege @DartProject @JISC_Techdis @LaineyA80 http://t.co/7JpNp8jajq
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Automate your Dropbox

Automate your Dropbox | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

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This looks very easy to use. 

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 12, 2013 5:45 PM

Excellent tool- works with everything!!! 

MECIX's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:26 AM

Realitzar diverses accions des del dropbox, només afegint un arxiu dins d'una carpeta del propi dropbox

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12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you (…) Read more

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I sort of knew that but had forgotten most of it. This is a very handy reference - the flip a coin would be good on an interactive whiteboard for quick classroom decisions.

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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


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Naturally, as we have always said.

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Empowerment's curator insight, February 23, 6:50 AM

There is a strong trend of discovery in learning organizations

 

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 23, 7:58 AM

OU ahead of the curve!

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 3:34 PM

C'est toujours intéressant de suivre l'Open University dans ses opinions sur la formation.

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6 Important Components Of Online Pedagogy

6 Important Components Of Online Pedagogy | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Originally posted on  What makes you a good instructor in the classroom – does not necessarily translate to good pedagogy in an online learning environment. Online Learning Environments are becomin...

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Important considerations to keep in mind

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Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos

Top Ten Moodle Course Design No-Nos | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
So… you’ve read all the blogs and articles you can find telling you what you should do when designing Moodle courses, but you’re still not 100% happy with what you’ve developed? Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we? For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”!

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This list might help avoid some of those pitfalls when designing for online delivery.

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Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model

Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.

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David Baker's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:40 PM

This was a great project for our teachers last year.  We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.  

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:10 PM

Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these.  Hoping for an app that would make them easily.  We'll see what this has to say...

harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 2:55 AM
I know that use of Infographics in any student project can improve their results.
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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education

First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices - User Generated Education | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D:"All of my classes, regardless of student age or demographics – elementary gifted students or graduate students, begin with ice-breakers and team-building activities. I recently developed a passion for using students’ mobile devices to do so as this devices have become natural and personalized extensions of students’ “selves.”"
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We were talking in a teacher education last week about what to do about mobile phones in the classroom. Some of the teachers advocated confiscating the phones (which I vehemently oppose) others just keep reminding students to put their phones away.I have always suggested getting the students to use their phones as there are limitless possibilities and the students will be also learning to manage the phone in a workplace context.This is a wonderful activity and sets the parameters for mobile learning at the very beginning. And after all, the students do love to play with their phones.
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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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There's always something new in iPad Apps. Maybe one of these will suit your needs.

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6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom

6 Things Teachers Do to Flip the Classroom | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

Get 6 Real World Examples of a Flipped Classroom from Subject Experts.

 

The Flipped Classroom model is changing the ways students learn and teachers teach. When you flip your classroom, you offer your students rich, engaging material to consider at home, and you use class time to help them interact with the ideas. Lecturing during class time is minimized and students have a teacher nearby when they are doing work and most likely to need guidance.


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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:11 AM
The key to "flipped" is to rethink who has control of content and learning. These are some great tactics to help move instruction toward more student-led learning.
Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:52 PM

Great insight. 

Upfront40's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:35 AM

Flipping the classroom is an ideal way to assist students who want to get ahead and be challenged while at home.

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Add Interactive Text And Video Tags To Your Photos With ThingLink - AppAdvice

Add Interactive Text And Video Tags To Your Photos With ThingLink - AppAdvice | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Add Interactive Text And Video Tags To Your Photos With ThingLink
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There's definitely no shortage of photo-sharing apps in the App Store.
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This would be great if we could get students to label images to identify different parts on a machine, or for ESL students to have labels on everyday items or activities for vocab building. A veery useful tool.

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Menco Platform // Exploring tomorrow's education, today. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Menco Platform // Exploring tomorrow's education, today. [INFOGRAPHIC] | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
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These innovations are what teachers think are important. Thinking outside the box is alive and well.

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How Many Teachers Will We Need By 2015? [Interactive Infographic] - Edudemic

How Many Teachers Will We Need By 2015? [Interactive Infographic] - Edudemic | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: how many teachers will we need by 2015? This interactive infographic details more than you ever imagined. (How Many Teachers Will We Need By 2015?
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22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Engaging learning experiences | Scoop.it

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This might help you decide to use this tool in your classroom.

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