THE FINAL PRODUCT
Check-out all the options available to you for presenting what you've learned:
EASEL.LY is a "drag-and-drop" style tool/ website that allows you to create infographics. Read more HERE in this Edu.blog review. (You do have to 'register' online to use this site.) There are many great examples on this site - check a few out for ideas on what you can do in your own project.
PREZI - it's as cool/good/interesting as you make it (Also, you have to create an account to use it.)
SMORE.COM - This lets you make a digital poster; it's similar to Glogster, but fewer design options. Smore has pre-made templates and color sets to choose from. Your flyers can include a variety of media, including videos.
POWTOON - it's a free web site for creating animated presentations and animated videos.
infogr.am - Create interactive graphics to display your data
New, from Ms. Hank: http://padlet.com/amhank/sitin
GLOGSTER.COM (TEACHERS must create a class account to use this one.) Glogster is a digital poster, but instead of crummy glue and scissors thing, you can digitally “paste” your own pictures, video or audio and add links. You can bring in images from Google, videos from YouTube and files from your Google drive. Plus, there are a lot of cool design features to make it much prettier than any handmade non-digital poster.
TIPS before you start:
What INFORMATION are going to use? Write that down/ organize the INFO first
What images or type of infographic will mesh well with your info.? Decide this next.
Choose a web site/program and start putting your image(s) and text/ information together!
What is an infographic?
It is a VISUAL representation of information. Some are basic pie charts or bar graphs, and some are much more detailed and complex. ALL information graphics should have the above 5 parts (headline, explanation, data, source and credit).
PARTS of an INFOGRAPHIC
1. a Headline (like a title)
2. An Explainer paragraph (can be 1-3 full sentences)
4. Source Line (WHERE did you get this information?)
5. Credit Line (this is where you put your byline/ your name)
Kinds of Infographics:
More examples here: http://piktochart.com/8-types-of-infographics-which-right-for-you/
MOST of these web sites will have a "Share" button where you can click on it and follow the directions.
You may need to:
1. Click "Share" (like a Google document) and type in your teacher's email address, or
2. It will give you a link (called a URL) to repost to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Open a new email to your teacher, copy that link and PASTE the link in the email. Send the email to your teacher.
These sites don't *make* anything, but they have a variety of examples to look at for good ideas!
COOLINFOGRAPHICS is website that has a lot of EXAMPLES of infographics. It DOESN'T help you create anything, but you can go there to look for ideas and inspiration. The site creator, Randy Krum, has several published books about infographics and with many professional infographic examples.