My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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5 Ideas For Using Infographics To Teach Classic Literature -

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Whether they’re reading, predicting, or decoding a piece of classical literature or writing and producing short bits for their YouTube channels, the craft of story is critical. Good stories have universal themes that can apply anywhere with swipe of a pen. They draw the reader in and evoke surprise. They make the reader say, “Wow…that could’ve been me.” These themes are what we experience when we read great literature.
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Big Collection of Mapped Data Visualizations

Free Technology for Teachers: A Big Collection of Mapped Data Visualizations | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

ChartsBin is a free service that anyone can use to create mapped data visualizations. It's also a place to find data visualizations created and shared by others. The gallery of data visualizations include categories for education data, environmental data, and lots of economic data. All of the visualizations in ChartsBin can be embedded into blog posts and webpages.

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30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans

30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

A couple of months ago Canva launched aneducation page full of lesson plans built around the idea of getting students to think and express themselves creatively through visual design. Since the launch Canva has added more lesson plans and more design tutorials to their education page. In all there are now thirty design tutorials that students can work through on their own or with guidance from you. I've been slowly working through the tutorials myself. Some of what I've learned has been put to use in the blog post images that have appeared in posts like this one about the pros and cons of using social media for school announcements.

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Video - How To Create Infographics

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Infographics are everywhere these days. I've shared a bunch of them on here over the last couple of years. When they are designed well they can provide a good way to interpret and talk about data. Creating an infographic can be a good way to get students to think about they data that they have collected or found in research. In the fifteen minute video below Linda Braun explains how to create an infographic and some of the nuances of the better infographics.

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