After creating collections for lit circles for our grade 9 and 10 English classes my next challenge was figuring out how to present the data to the teachers in an attractive way. I really like some of the lists sent out by Novelists like this Romance Newsletter but worried that maybe it wouldn’t count for this exercise since it doesn’t have data. I was excited to read that “An infographic may not include any actual data, while a data visualization must.”
Time to figure out how to make this work for my teachers!
I found Kathy Schrock’s video Infographics as a Creative Assessment useful but extremely intimidating when looking at what we need to teach our students. I found the article The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual by Sneh Roy simplified things for me. I especially liked her explanation of a one-level deep infographic vs. a two-level deep infographic. What I am looking to create for my first try will certainly be one level deep. A recent infographic from Time Magazine titled “Mapping the Girls Effect” is an excellent example of a two-level deep infographic.
I will certainly use the tools in Creating Infographics with Students when working with students on infographics.
Since mine is a simple graphic I decided to use Powerpoint as it is the initial tool I will be using with my students. I came up with the template below that I hope to reuse for other collections.