(GTG's #GETABC Series =
Green, Education, & Tech*)
At the start of July, I decided to embark on my #GETABC series to integrate (not to mention, self-educate along the way) my green, educational, and techie worlds. The main goal was to do this without finding myself pulled in 3 different directions of Internet searching and info-seeking!
With it's inception, I sat and listed through all the ABC's, outlining my finds and future blog fodder.... I think it's "I = ironic" in that infographics made it on my original list that I created a month ago, sitting poolside an Illinois hotel's poolside. The ironic part is that infographics have been all over Twitter the last few days. Clearly, it's a definite trend in the #edtech world! (Always nice to feel like you've got your finger on the pulse!)
An infographic is essentially a visual way of showing, displaying, detailing, emphasizing information. They make great tools with which to teach. They also make it clear how what your students are learning and how they've absorbed the topic at hand.
1). Check out this video from Kathy Schrock:
Infographics as a Creative Assessment from Kathy Schrock on Vimeo.
3). Here are a few of my favorite environmental education infographics:
|The Double Pyramid|
|How Wild Is North America?|
|The Perils of Plastic from The Plastiki|
*Note: In an attempt to meld my pursuits of green, education, and technology, "GET" and this ABC series began...as did my twitter thread #GETABC. To see the inception of #GETABC and give yourself a tidbit of background, go to GTG's True Confessions & Whirling Dervishes.