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Picture This! Creating an Infographic

Life Skills:

  • Aesthetics
  • Communication

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.


 

Summary:
Students will pull information from a research article, write the most important and/or interesting facts on several note cards, and create a visual representation (infographic) of the selected important points of their research.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 6: Standard 1:

Organize information from multiple sources.

Materials:

  • Lined Notecards
  • Laptops

Web Sites

Background For Teachers:
Teachers must know the form and function of an infographic: “a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data.”

Student Prior Knowledge:
Students will have finished their interesting informational article before beginning this project. They will be experts on their topic.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will use their own research on their selected article to organize, synthesize, condense, and present the information in the format of an infographic.

Instructional Procedures:

  1. As a whole group, ask “Who has seen an infographic before? Where have you seen one?". Discuss the benefit of information being presented this way. Display a variety of different kinds of infographics.
  2. Divide students into table groups based on how they are already sitting. Have each table make a short list of the important elements they see in the examples of infographics. Each table shares their list as the teacher writes list on the board.
  3. Give each student several note cards. On the blank side of the card, the student writes a keyword of what is needed (title, main point #1). On the lined side, the student writes details for each point. Each students creates an account on https://piktochart.com/.
  4. Instruct students on the steps and tools to begin creating an infographic on https://piktochart.com/.

Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Individual assistance may be given in choosing important facts from the article for the infographic.

Extensions:
Look at Google Images for infographic examples.

Web Sites

Assessment Plan:
Final product graded by teacher on content, creativity and minimum length. Works Cited will be written at the bottom of the infographic.

Author:
SARAH HERRON
Mariah Gerlach

Created Date :
Sep 08 2016 14:06 PM

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