I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to display things in my classroom. I was inspired by the following image (from @adambellow). This lead me to think about infographics and the online tool, Piktochart.
Piktochart allows creators to visualize data through the use of colour, symbols and graphs.
Infographics allow the viewer to “experience” the information on a variety of levels. In our 21st century world, we are accustomed to receiving information in small bytes. Infographics allow us to absorb information in this manner.
There are a lot of applications for our students to use this type of tools. I’m hoping to have students use something similar for a Challenge and Change analysis of demographics. It would make a great option to display results for a stats class or geography.
Once students have researched statistical information on a particular subject, they can then determine an attractive way to display it. This will touch on their ability to understand numbers and data as well as to choose essential information over additional.
The Learning Blog from the New York Times has some cool ideas.
Here are more ideas from Classroom 21.
Secondary Solutions offers some more ideas using Piktochart:
Find the one below here. It only took me about 10 minutes to create.