Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I = Infographics #GETABC

I is for Infographics

(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.

2). Then take yourself over to Infographics for Librarians, Educators, and Other Cool Geeks for tons more resources.

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
Letter I pic from  All other pictures have links to their sources in the captions.

*Note:  In an attempt to meld my pursuits of green, education, and technology, "GET" and this ABC series 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.

1 comment :

  1. Here's a late breaking find:

    From their "About" page: "Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals."

    For ideas on how to use Gapbuilderin the classroom, check out their teachers' page: