Reflections: I am coming home with no free books, devices, or any other give-aways. Perhaps I am unlucky or more aptly, I spent no time in learning how to acquire these things. My time was spent in sessions and in between, I reflected and began planning for new school year. I am bringing home many things but they are all in my mind: a new way of structuring class so that students are more in charge of their learning, a better way to plan instruction where students actually create, a whole new look at Google Drive, and I finally think I can make an infographic!
“Infographics” by Carmella Doty and Renee Henderson, http://www.infographics-edkit.com/
- What are Infographics? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3RTS1JfMy8
- Infographics should be divided into sections: color, shapes, graphs, etc. Think about each section as a zone.
- Example: http://worldtrend.churchnews.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ecommerce-infographics.jpg
- Gather authentic data or collect data, analyze, and then choose creation tool (color scheme, keep it simple, show don’t tell)
- Have a point and keep it clear, have a simple call to action, cite sources, make visually appealing and if online have the URL.
- Data Source: “Many Eyes” IBM Research
- Get FB use infographic about yourself – http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/what-about-me/what-about-me.html
“The Creation Myth, Creating With Technology is Not Enough” by Heidi Beezley and Jason Thibodeau, https://sites.google.com/site/formfoundfunction/presentations/the-creationism-myth-creating-with-technology-versus-creating-with-content
- Taxonomy of Thinking Skills: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_vhk14Upn5XQTNGWnNQdzNVbzQ/edit
- How does Bloom’s Taxonomy and the new tools connect?
- Creation Swatches (Add these elements to the essential question): Decision, What if? Prediction, Problem-Solving, Analogy/Metaphor, and Piecing Together/Induction
- Creation requires that the answer cannot be found on Google.