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Web-Based Tools to Create Free Infographics

Web-Based Tools to Create Free Infographics | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Now days you must be seeing many big websites and companies releasing Infographics daily to show their company data or to do an analysis. Infographics has become a good way to express your data information quickly in an easy and understandable way. In this post we cover some free web based Infographics services through which you can create your infographics very easily.

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enjoy reading info graphics, then enjoy making them as well 

 

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I recently built a piktochart infographic for my E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Cerfitificate Program. From account set up to finished product took me a few hours. It's a solid intuitive tool. 


I'm already thinking about how I could create an infographic version of my discussion facilitation rubric.  This is an interesting way to design and think! 


Pictochart and several others are reviewed in this timely article. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, July 30, 2013 5:12 PM
Here is another list of tools to create educational infographics:http://www.teacherstechworkshop.com/2013/06/19-great-tools-to-create-educational.html
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A great way to share a lot of information

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July 12, 1962: The Day Information Went Global

July 12, 1962: The Day Information Went Global | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
On July 12, 1962, Telstar broadcast the world's first transatlantic television transmission.
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Robinson High student shows military transfers can thrive in IB - Tampabay.com

Robinson High student shows military transfers can thrive in IB - Tampabay.com | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Tampabay.com Robinson High student shows military transfers can thrive in IB Tampabay.com While Erin mastered the art of being "the new kid," she also may have become a pioneer for the children of military personnel by becoming one of the first...
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Interesting. Military kids have it tough as it is. But obviously when they want to learn they can. Awesome student who will no doubt be successful in life with or without an IB diploma
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Augmented Reality in Education: Presentation Resources (Tom Driscoll)

Augmented Reality in Education: Presentation Resources (Tom Driscoll) | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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AR is a fascinating area to read about....and it's going g to be a feasible classroom reality before too long.

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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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NSDL.org - National Science Digital Library

NSDL.org - National Science Digital Library | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
NSDL.org is an online science library with links to high quality science, technology,
engineering, and math resources for K-12 teachers, faculty, librarians, students and informal learners.
Funded by the National Science Foundation.

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A National Science Digital Library oferece recursos on-line, de alta qualidade, para o ensino e aprendizagem com ênfase nas disciplinas de ciências, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática. Fornece ainda informações descritivas estruturadas (metadados) sobre recursos educacionais na web e a maioria dos recursos da biblioteca adere aos princípios do Open Educational Resource (OER).

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One stop shopping for science and math educational resources.

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Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Make games, stories and interactive art with Scratch. (scratch.mit.edu)
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If you think you can't program, you're wrong.  This is incredibly easy and would make a fantastic center in any elementary classroom or library... works for us older people too   

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3T's Conference Pecha Kucha

Welcome to 3Ts conference 2013 -- 3Ts stands for Transliteracy, Technology and Teaching ... and this year's theme is "Transliteracy from Cradle to Career Mar...


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The Future of the Library | The Incubator

The Future of the Library | The Incubator | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
By John Borghi I work in an academic library, the Rita and Frits Markus Library at Rockefeller University, but I am not a librarian. I attend weekly lab meets, keep track of the latest developments in research methodology, and ...
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Investigating Bugs...A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills

Investigating Bugs...A Great Way To Teach Research and Study Skills | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Creative ways to teach research and study skills. (Teaching research and study skills by Investigating Bugs. Eww! http://t.co/NeHpB2q4Uj)
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Enhancing curriculum and instruction with the iPad

Presentation used for the Noertheast Regional Summer Training 2014 on iPads in the Classroom.
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Python is now the most popular introductory teaching language at top U.S. universities

Python is now the most popular introductory teaching language at top U.S. universities | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
8 of the top 10 CS departments in the U.S., and ~70% of the top 40, teach Python in introductory courses.
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whatever programming g LA Guage we offer at the k 12 level, we need to offer them. program mi g skills are vital for the future...and the logic involved in a quiting them is e en more necessary....
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Teaching English as a Challenge

Teaching English as a Challenge. This experiential workshop relates the theory and practice of a programme, English in Action, teaching English through Drama, designed especially for the Ministry of Education’s Special Education department in the...
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TPR. by another name. but yes, it works great in the foreign language classroom.... whatever the foreign LA Guage is. there are some neat ideas in here..
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From Degrading to De-Grading

articles by alfie kohn (http://t.co/DjGaK8jdkm We may not be able to completely abolish grades, but an interest read from @alfiekohn #css510)
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Grades don't show what a student can do. They are more often a clear indicator of what the student chooses not to do. I love the fact that I'm not the only person who dislikes the grading concept.
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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

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we do need to make sure that our students learn to look at things from various perspectives...  Information ,

literacy skills will be vital to the student who asks questions...

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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

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Alfred North Whitehead wrote about the importance of perspective in learning and understanding the world. Even a subtle shift in position changes the way we engage in the world and relationships.

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Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning

Free Web Tools to Engage Students in Creative Learning | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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Free web tools for engaging students in creativity!

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Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources

Teachers' Ultimate Directory of Free Image Sources | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

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Great resource link to bookmark

 

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Libraries as America's Techno-Glue? | Jessica MacPhail | NationalJournal.com

Libraries as America's Techno-Glue? | Jessica MacPhail | NationalJournal.com | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

Nearly three years ago, an out-of-work carpenter came to my library in Racine, Wis., to find a job. I directed him to our online job listings, only to realize moments later that he had never used a mouse before. Over the next two hours, I taught the carpenter how to use the computer, create an email account, and navigate our state's online job portal.

 

There are thousands of people like the carpenter who depend on libraries for job-search assistance, computer classes, and access to the Internet in Racine, a former manufacturing center that now has the highest unemployment rate in the state. Our library and its technology resources are a lifeline for a community in which 24 percent of residents live below the poverty level and 61 percent of students in the city are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

 

At a time when more information is moving online and into digital formats, our patrons highly value free access to books and the range of resources and programs available at the library. To accommodate the high demand for digital services, we added several Internet-equipped computers to the computer lab and expanded library space for laptop users. As a library director, I see students, parents, and readers turn to the library when they need homework help, children's books, historical information, or research assistance.

 

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We librarians know how important we have always been to society .. but now, it's more true than ever.  We're definitely there to bridge the digital divide. 

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What Does 21st Century Connectivity Look Like… and Are We There Yet? | Ed Central | NAF.org

What Does 21st Century Connectivity Look Like… and Are We There Yet? | Ed Central | NAF.org | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it

“In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools.”  That’s a nice sentiment, Mr. President, but it’s going to take a lot to get there.

 

The FCC’s E-rate Program serves a key policy lever to build out high-speed connectivity to schools and libraries, but to achieve that goal the program is in desperate need of reform. Yesterday, New America’s Education Policy Program and Open Technology Institute released a brief, Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning, which highlights our recommendations for program reform, also including a timeline for E-rate reform efforts.

 

Today, in New America’s publication, the Weekly Wonk, experts across the fields of education, library sciences, and technology weighed in on how far we still have to go, and why we’re driving there in the first place. (These experts will also be convening this morning at New America to discuss these questions, and more—you can stream online here.) Below are excerpts from the experts:

 

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Free wifi in schools would be nice... but no, it's not going to happen anytime soon.   Our classrooms are slowly changing to adapt to the 21st century...  

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What Does Transliteracy Mean in Web-based Media Today ...

What Does Transliteracy Mean in Web-based Media Today ... | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Transliteracy begins with literacy as it is the base framework to have the ability to read and write, and to move forward as a transliterate learner. So exactly what is transliteracy? In my opinion, transliteracy can best be ...

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8-year-old Bangor girl surpasses $1000 library fundraising goal - Bangor Daily News

8-year-old Bangor girl surpasses $1000 library fundraising goal - Bangor Daily News | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Bangor Daily News 8-year-old Bangor girl surpasses $1000 library fundraising goal Bangor Daily News Ingrid Schaefer loves to read, and earlier this year, she wrote a letter that went out with her birthday invitations, asking people to either gift...
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Paris declaration on Media and Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum

Paris declaration on Media and Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum | (RT @literacy_agent: Paris declaration on #Media and #Information Literacy: final draft #emilforum #literacy http://t.co/gK8rpZtlfz)...
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Father 'tremendously proud' of son's defense of little free library

The father of Spencer Collins, 9, said he was tremendously proud of his son for taking the defense of his little free library to Leawood's City Hall on Monday. Leawood voted to impose a moratorium...
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Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop!

Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop! | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Ideas for using infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. Two higher ed case studies.
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this is used in colleg e. ... but these are great for k12
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Multimedia Authoring Teaching Resources | Digital Workshop

Multimedia Authoring Teaching Resources | Digital Workshop | The Inquiring Librarian | Scoop.it
Teacher resources for interactive multimedia courses, including video tutorials on creating a mountain bike multimedia project with shopping cart.
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Check out the free resource links on here as well as read g the article.
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