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Good Insight: An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media

Good Insight: An Amazing Timeline Chronicling The History of Social Media | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Web 2.0 technologies which have given rise to such popular  platforms have definitely played a major role in the popularization of social media among ordinary people , however , the real emergence of social media dates back to the 60s of the last century.

 

The start was with the appearance of CompuServe in 1969 and then followed by the emergence of the email service in 1971... to Pinterest in 2010...

The visual below created by Karim Benyagoub captures some of the major historical developments of social media throughout the years till the present moment .

 

I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues...

 


Hover your mouse over the visual to enlarge it.

 


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, roula haj-ismail
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Many thanks to Roula Haj-Ismail:

@roula haj-ismail

 

Joe Boutte's curator insight, December 31, 2013 8:01 AM

Everyday leadership also means being aware of the technology that enhances how we influence people.  According to this infographic, social media has been around since 1969.  I would posit that social media has been around since the printing press was invented.  Although early media was not interactive, it accelerated communications and person-to-person interaction.  We're social beings and if we expand our thinking, even cave art was social media.  As Solomon said, there's nothing new under the sun.  We have innovations and inventions, but the foundational activity is communication that moves us from caves to condos and beyond.

Emma Stutzman's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:03 PM

This picture shows how social media has developed over the years. It mentions how many people thought that social media was started with facebook, when in reality it was really started by other projects that you can see above. This picture/concept shows the differences between which sites took off and which didn't, depending on our cultural preferences.

Catherine Pascal's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:08 AM

  YES infographie : synthèse social média.

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(っ^▿^)っThe Data Visualisation Catalogue

(っ^▿^)っThe Data Visualisation Catalogue | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

The Data Visualisation Catalogue is a project developed by Severino Ribecca to create a library of different information visualisation types.

 

 

"Originally, this project was a way for me to develop my own knowledge of data visualisation and create a reference tool for me to use in the future for my own work. However, I felt it would also be beneficial to both designers and also anyone in a field that requires the use of data visualisation.

 

Each visualisation method was added bit-by-bit, as I individually researched each method, to find the best way to explain how it works and what it is best suited for.

Most of the data visualised in the website's example images is dummy data..." Further Info

 

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Polinode ❣

Polinode ❣ | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Collect, visualize and analyze connected data

 

Networks

You can upload data directly to Polinode from Excel. For example, data from emails, Yammer, Chatter, Instant Messages, Twitter, etc. Advanced users can also use specialized formats, including GEXF.

 

Surveys

Polinode includes a fully-integrated relationship-based survey tool. Surveys are most often used for organizational network analysis, i.e. to ask questions like "Who do you work with often?".

 

Metrics

Calculate 20 different network metrics from within Polinode. This includes centrality, betweenness, closeness, community structure and many more. Calculated metrics can also be downloaded.

 

Collaboration

The ability to share your networks and surveys with others is at the core of Polinode. Since Polinode is 100% browser-based and requires no download it's easy to add other users with fine-grained permissions.

 

Security

Protecting your data is very important to us. From within Polinode you have the ability to make networks either private or public and we use leading enterprise-grade infrastructure to protect your private data.

 

Scalability

Polinode is built for scale - upload networks with 10's of thousands of nodes and calculate computationally demanding metrics on these networks or run surveys with 10's of thousands of respondents. We can handle it!

 

Export

We don't believe in restricting access to your own data. All data in Polinode is exportable to Excel. You can also capture networks in PNG or SVG format as well as exporting in more specialized formats, including GEXF.

 

Support

"We pride ourselves on our responsiveness. Network analysis can be an incredibly powerful tool but we understand that sometimes you may need some assistance. We are here to help when you need it!"

 

 

▲ You can also visualise ecological networks and food webs 

 

 

New Features to Help You Explore and Analyze Networks Faster and Smarter with Polinode 

 

 

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Histography ✎✎ Timeline of History

Histography ✎✎ Timeline of History | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015...

 

 

Histography" is interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.
The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events.


The interface allows for users to view between decades to millions of years.


The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.



Histography was created as a final project in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Guided by Ronel Mor 

 

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Office Mix ❣

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A free add-in for PowerPoint

Everything you need to easily create and share interactive online videos...

 

 

❥ Voice, Video & Digital Ink

 

❥ Polls & Interactive Apps

 

❥ Insights & Analytics

 

❥ Playback On Any Device

 

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♧ Venngage ♧

♧ Venngage ♧ | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Venngage is an easy to use Infographic Maker and let you make beautiful Infographic...Designs & Themes for free!

 

Create your infographics in 3 easy steps...

Stand out from the crowd and be a data hero...

Increase your traffic, boost your sales...

Supercharge your internal communications...

Choose the Perfect Data Visualization...

 

Pick from hundreds of charts, maps and icons:

  • Import data directly from your spreadsheets into the following chart styles
  • Thousands of icons, pictograms and illustrations
  • Upload your own images from your computer or the web
 
Customizable Infographic Templates and Themes...
 
Select infographic designs to suit your specific needs
  • Hundreds of beautiful templates, with new ones added weekly
  • Personalizable colors, sizes, styles
  • Dynamic and engaging data visualizations
 
Easy Drag and Drop
The easiest way to create beautiful infographics
  • Pull widgets directly onto your canvas
  • Lock and group widgets into place
  • Adjust widget size, color, and orientation
 
Free-Form Design Canvas
Customize templates or create your own graphics from scratch
  • Move objects around without area restriction
  • Snap to grid for automatic alignment and completely free adjustment
 
Share Seamlessly on Social Media
 
Publish, embed and download are just a click away
  • Privately share your infographic with anyone
  • Embed and link your infographics on your blog or website
  • Download your infographics as images or PDFs

 

 

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Computable Document Format (CDF) examples from practice

Computable Document Format (CDF) examples from practice | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Transform Infographics in Info-apps with constantly updated data and interactive charts - including calculations in real time.


Rapidly develop computationally intensive applications with easy-to-use controls, and deploy as standalone apps or web plugins.


Why the Computable Document Format (CDF)?

The CDF provides content creators to easily generating interactivity and convenient deployment options - so readers are able to control content yourself and generate results live.



Particular advantages of the CDF:

>> Wider communication pipeline: Create content that is as commonplace as a document and as interactive as an app.


>> Built calculation: Let you control your readers their findings themselves - in real-time.


>> Easy to generating interactivity: Use for a variety of applications and automated functions input in natural language rather than specialized English programming skills.


>> Deployment Flexibility: Once created, diverse used - as a slide show, report, book, application and web object.


>> Integrated knowledge: Or use specialized algorithms, data visualization and for hundreds of areas.



Publish your search with easily creatable, interactive charts that allow readers to verify their arguments by real-time calculations...


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Flot: Attractive JavaScript plotting for jQuery

Flot: Attractive JavaScript plotting for jQuery | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Flot is a pure JavaScript plotting library for jQuery, with a focus on simple usage, attractive looks and interactive features.



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SIMILE Widgets

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This is an open-source “spin-off” from the SIMILE project at MIT.


For FREE, open-source web widgets, mostly for data visualizations.


They are maintained and improved over time by a community of open-source developers.


Create web pages with support for sorting, filtering, and rich visualizations by writing only HTML and optionally some CSS and Javascript code. No database and no server needed.

Visualize temporal information on an interactive drag-able timeline.

Plot time series and overlay temporal events over them.

Display images in a Coverflow-like visualization.
 


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Datacopia: Data Visualization - Reimagined

Datacopia: Data Visualization - Reimagined | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Turn your data into beautiful charts and graphs online. Instantly and easily.


♣ The oh-so-simple Datacopia API

Datacopia can accept data via a HTTP GET query using the "data" parameter. 

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 Datacopia Affiliate Program

http://bit.ly/1Q1cilF 



 Why is it so difficult to make an appealing chart?



► Bonus:

 Using Qiqqa with Datacopia

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 Qiqqa

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A Visual History of Google Algorithm Changes

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Want to see the impact Google's algorithm changes have had on SEO over the years? Check out this infographic we created with Moz.


In the beginning, Google's search engine really wasn't all that good. This was back in the late 90s/early 00s, when search engines were little more than keyword-matching and link-counting machines.


Ranking high in search results could be accomplished by essentially using a simple, two-step procedure:

  • Step 1: Stuff your keyword phrase into your page/website as many times as possible.
  • Step 2: Get as many gosh-darn inbound links as you possibly could.



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Interactive Infographic >> 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics ☕

Interactive Infographic >> 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics ☕ | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful!!


What are Infographics?

They are a mix of design, writing and analysis that are ideal for an age of big data.


Infographics are a visually compelling communication medium that done well can communicate complex data in a visual format that is potentially viral.


They take deep data and present it in a visual shorthand.


“Infographics” is one efficient way of combining the best of text, images and design to represent complex data that tells a story that begs to be shared.

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Raw >> The missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics

Raw >> The missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it



>> Built on D3.js

Raw is an open web app to create custom vector-based visualizations on top of the amazing D3.js library through a simple interface. 



>> Highly customizable

  Raw is an open and customizable project (LGPL license), and you can freely download it and modify it. If you want to contribute to its evolution, fork the project on GitHub!



>> Your data are safe! 

Even though Raw is a web app, the data you upload will be processed only by the web browser. No server-side operations or storages are performed, no one will see, touch or copy your data!



>> Export and refine 

Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, Raw allows to export visualizations in vector (SVG) or raster (PNG) format and embed them in your web page. 



>> How it works

  http://raw.densitydesign.org/how-it-works/



Insert your data to Visualise:

http://app.raw.densitydesign.org/



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16 Of Science's Best Infographics, From Ancient Greece To Today

16 Of Science's Best Infographics, From Ancient Greece To Today | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Throughout history, the best data visualizations have served as the public's window onto a complex world...


“Going back a long time people saw diagrams as tremendous potential to communicate scientific ideas,” Dr. Johanna Kieniewicz, lead curator of the show, told The Independent.


“We are in an era of big data, but there was also an explosion in data back then, particularly related to vital statistics and climate.


They too were trying to reconcile how to work with the information and communicate it to the public.”



Even infographics that spread the incorrect theories contributed to modern data-driven research methods.


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Hi Suvi Salo :) Olkaa hyvä
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Kiitos (Thank you)! :D
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Thanks to you. Here you are something 'Greenly' nice: http://sco.lt/82A73h
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Marimekko Chart ☜(ˆ▿ˆc)

Marimekko Chart ☜(ˆ▿ˆc) | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

A Marimekko Chart is similar to a 2D Stacked Chart normally used to analyse market and sales data. In addition to depicting data through varying heights (as in a regular Stacked Chart), they depict an added dimension of data through varying column widths.

 

In other words, Marimekko Charts are used to visualise categorical data over a pair of variables. In a Marimekko Chart, both axes are variable with a percentage scale, that determines both the width and height of each segment. So Marimekko Charts work as a kind of two-way 100% Stacked Bar Graph.

 

 

Here is a complete via Fusioncharts ✍(◔◡◔)

 

 

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snappa (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥Free Infographic Maker With Templates

snappa (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥Free Infographic Maker With Templates | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

Create Custom Infographics In Under 5 Minutes With Snappa

 

With Snappa’s free infographic maker, it’s never been easier for non-designers to create professional looking infographics.

 

 

You aren’t a graphic designer...(>‿◠)✌

...so you’re always looking for new ways to whip up infographics and then get on with your day. But shortcuts come with significant shortcomings.

Photoshop makes infographic design a chore...(>‿◠)✌

You need to scour the web for images that are free but not cheesy, figure out the proper dimensions for your graphic, then navigate through a maze of features you don’t even use!

Graphic designers are expensive and slow...(>‿◠)✌

You need to wait for your request to reach the top of their to-do list, and that’s if you can even afford a designer. And discount designer sites like Fiverr come with similar wait times and inconsistent quality.

Most web-based design tools are clunky and difficult to use...(>‿◠)✌

Plus, the best photos and graphics in their libraries, the ones you would actually want people to see, cost extra.

Now there’s a better way...

(>‿◠)✌ Make infographics on the fly with Snappa

(>‿◠)✌ Repurpose one stunning infographic for your other platforms in a couple of clicks

 

Features ☜(ˆ▿ˆc)

 

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Time to Prezi a fairytale ... Time to Prezi Rumpelstiltskin

Time to Prezi a fairytale ... Time to Prezi Rumpelstiltskin | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Use Prezi to design some unexpected fairy stories...

 

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Creating Infographics with Excel §

Creating Infographics with Excel § | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

Here is how to create interactive infographics in Excel, with examples you can see within the web browser.

 

If an infographic is on a dashboard it is usually the first thing people look at. Make it the lead in to your next dashboard.

 

 

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Infographic: Tips for designing better research posters

Infographic: Tips for designing better research posters | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

The dos and don’ts of preparing posters for conferences

 

Research posters are a common way to show the results of your research to the academic community. Researchers present posters at conferences to communicate their work in a summarized form to a broader audience.

 

The research poster must be clear, concise and attractive in order to generate discussion and feedback from colleagues. However, it is not easy to achieve those goals in a pleasing layout.

 

Here are some tips to help you design effective research posters that stand out.

 

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VOSviewer >>> Visualizing scientific landscapes

VOSviewer >>> Visualizing scientific landscapes | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it

 

VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks.

 

VOSviewer is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks.

 

These networks may for instance include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on co-citation, bibliographic coupling, or co-authorship relations.

 

VOSviewer also offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature.

 

VOSviewer version 1.6.5 was released on September 28, 2016. Some of the improvements introduced in this version are listed below:

  • Overlay visualizations. These popular visualizations have been made more prominently visible.

 

  • Maps based on bibliographic data. Functionality for creating maps based on bibliographic data has been improved. Items can be filtered based on citation counts, and various types of overlay visualizations are supported.

 

  • Command line parameters. Many new command line parameters have been added to support the fully automatic production of maps.

 

  • Improved user interface. By reorganizing some user interface elements, more space has been made available for showing the visualizations.

 

 

Interesting products 

Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) offers a range of VOSviewer-based products.

 

These products provide research institutions and research funders with a comprehensive view on their scientific activities, and they can serve as excellent tools to support strategic decision making.

 

Some examples of VOSviewer-based analyses offered by CWTS are listed below:

 

University profile maps

These maps visualize the research profile of a university by showing how the output and impact of a university are distributed over scientific fields. In this way, universities' strengths and weaknesses can be identified and comparisons between universities can be made.

 

Disciplinary profile maps

A disciplinary profile map offers a breakdown of the scientific literature in a selected field into smaller research areas. Disciplinary profile maps have proven highly effective for visualizing the activity and impact of research groups and research institutes in specific areas of interest.

 

Citation density maps

Citation density maps use text mining techniques to provide an intuitive, easy-to-understand overview of a selected set of scientific publications, such as the set of all publications in a particular journal or field during a given time period. Colors are used to indicate the citation impact of different areas of research. This for instance makes it possible to easily identify hot research topics in the scientific literature.

 

Collaboration maps

These maps display collaborative relationships between universities, research groups, or individual scientists. Collaboration maps may for instance be used to reveal the main actors in a scientific collaboration network, and to see how different actors group together in different areas within a network.

 

 

See also CitNetExplorer

 

 

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A New Approach to Equip Students with Visual Literacy Skills☼


Use of Infographics in Education


Aim of the Study

How to use infographics as a learning tool was discussed in order to equip students with visual literacy skills.


What is &Why Infographics?



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On the Future of Infographics for Education


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Portrayed emotions in the movie "Forrest Gump"

Portrayed emotions in the movie "Forrest Gump" | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Here the authors present a dataset with a description of portrayed emotions in the movie ”Forrest Gump”.


A total of 12 observers independently annotated emotional episodes regarding their temporal location and duration.


The nature of an emotion was characterized with basic attributes, such as arousal and valence, as well as explicit emotion category labels.


In addition, annotations include a record of the perceptual evidence for the presence of an emotion.


Two variants of the movie were annotated separately: 1) an audio-movie version of Forrest Gump that has been used as a stimulus for the acquisition of a large public functional brain imaging dataset, and 2) the original audio-visual movie.


The authors present reliability and consistency estimates that suggest that both stimuli can be used to study visual and auditory emotion cue processing in real-life like situations.


In addition, aggregate time series of inter-observer agreement with respect to particular attributes of portrayed emotions are provided to facilitate adoption of these data.


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GetAbout.Me app ✪

GetAbout.Me app ✪ | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


This powerful sentiment analysis engine lets you track Twitter search terms, hash tags and mentions. Feel what people are talking about, as well as measuring it.

The features from our popular website are also included to let you monitor your social media activity and generate info graphics that help you visualize how you connect and share with your network.

✪ Features
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Social media monitoring
  • Infographics


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The 10 Commandments of Typography

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Combining and choosing fonts is an art. Fonts do not come easy, but once you pull off the right typeface, it can make your graphics stand out and, who knows, that type may even come out as the most powerful element in your design!


This infographic illustrates the, “10 Commandments of Typography” that could be followed as quite the basics when it comes to selecting fonts...



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Wolfram Data Drop: Universal Data Accumulator ▲

Wolfram Data Drop: Universal Data Accumulator ▲ | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Accumulate data of any kind, from anywhere—setting it up for immediate computation, visualization, analysis, querying, or other operations with Wolfram Data Drop.


Collections and time series of computable data are stored in named databins in the Wolfram Cloud and are instantly accessible from all Wolfram Language and other systems...



▲ Accumulate Data from Anywhere ▲


▲ Any Kind of Data—Complete with Semantics ▲

 
▲ Instant Access to Powerful Analysis ▲


▲ Typical Uses

The Wolfram Data Drop is a core enabling technology with a wide range of applications.

  • SET UP WEB DASHBOARDS...
  • GENERATE AUTOMATED REPORTS ...
  • AGGREGATE DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES...
  •  ACCESS DATA FROM ANY LANGUAGE...
  • INSTANT DATA PUBLISHING...



▲Typical Users 

With its rich deployment and interfaces, the Wolfram Data Drop fits perfectly with many different types of users.



▲ Integrated into All Wolfram Platforms ▲



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How to Turn Infographics Into Effective Teaching Tools

How to Turn Infographics Into Effective Teaching Tools | Fledgling yet Burgeoning! Infographics Conquest :D | Scoop.it


Infographics have already established themselves as engaging news and marketing tools, but they are also entering the education space in new and exciting ways.


Teachers can find infographics useful classroom tools in a number of ways. Most prominently, a good graphic makes information easily accessible, as it feeds into many students’ natural tendency to learn by seeing and interacting.


Infographics can also offer a rare chance for crossover between math and language arts, something that many teachers find difficult to do.



So, for teachers, or parents with curious children, who want to use infographics as classroom tools, here are five steps to take while writing your curriculum.


1. Choose the right infographic

Three questions a teacher should ask about about a graphic before using it in the classroom should be:

  • Does the graphic use verifiable information? Make sure you know the graphic’s sources, and whether they can be trusted.
  • Does the visualization use best practices? Are you showing students the best example of how information can be presented graphically? Is the graphic distorting the information, and if so, for what end? 
  • Is the graphic engaging? Use an intriguing infographic to keep your students involved and emphasize why it’s important to produce engaging content.

2. Create some context

Put the students in small groups of two to four.


Use a worksheet to prompt students to evaluate the infographic for conclusions they may be able to draw from it. 


3. Have students analyze the graphics on their own

Put the students in small groups of two to four. Use a worksheet to prompt students to evaluate the infographic for conclusions they may be able to draw from it. 


4. Debrief as a class

Have each one of the groups share what narratives and conclusions they drew from the graphic. Ask them to support their conclusions with evidence they found in the graphic and the background information. Then start a classroom discussion on the differences and similarities between each group’s findings.


5. Evaluate

While it’s great to have a class discussion and get students thinking, every lesson needs an evaluation in today’s school system.

Have each of the students write a short essay in which they develop an argument and support conclusions drawn from their experience with the graphic. 



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