So, I decided to take on a project with my 7th-8th tech students where each student is asked to create an infographic on a theme relating to Digital Citizenship. Even though there is not an overabundance of resources online about walking students through the process of creating an infographic, I wanted to pioneer this unit. I want to be brave and give it a try, because I feel that it has the potential to be a really fantastic unit blending research literacy skills with digital citizenship (both ed. tech state standards where I live).
So far, my students have stepped up to the challenge by researching their topic centered around Digital Citizenship. My next steps will be for them to create two possible layouts (designs) for their infographic, and then make a plan to actually create it using an online infographic creator. I'm thinking easel.ly will be our tool of choice!
You can follow the process we taking here:
Our unit is a work in progress, but I'm very anxious to see what my students' final projects look like.
Do you have expertise in infographics or teaching a similar unit? Please share your ideas in a comment below!