Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Info What?....Infographics!

What is an infographic?

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!

Thanks techies!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Year, New Tech Projects!

Well, I'm happy to report that I have the first week of school now under my belt.  It was so great to once again, come back to so many familiar faces.  My new group of incoming 6th graders really seem wonderful and eager to be in my tech class.

Once again, I'll be blogging about all of the different projects we undertake.  This year I'll be developing year two of my technology curriculum for my classes (basically for 7th graders).

Let's just say that the first project will center around infographics.  What are infographics?  Stay tuned for more.....

~TTT :-)