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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 7 Things You Should Know about Infographic Creation Tools What is it? --simple graphics--complex visual presentations of large amounts of data and ideas--Reflects the trend toward visual rather than textual consumption of information Who's Doing It? How Does It Work? --Requires a clear conceptualization--Ability to effectively synthesize data into a unified concept--Tools include templates, examples and drag and drop functionality that allow creators to focus their efforts on the concept rather than having to worry about creating the graphic --Wide range of users, including students--Professor: uses infographic as a syllabus--Students: series of infographics during the semester as a final class ssessment Why is it Significant? --Simple and fast--Focus on finding/selecting the best data to make points--increases visual fluency--Encourages research and support reflection--Opportunity to discuss importance of citing What are the Downsides? --Possessing these tools doesn't mean they'll build a good infographic--limited number of templates can result in lookalikes--discourage users from other means of more effective presentations--could encourage students to believe producing an infographicwill validate poorly gathered information --support increasing interactivity--more data shown with links as an extension--integrate video, social media discussion, real-time updates--find their way into resumes and clickable table of contents for digital portfolios Where is it Going? Implications on Teaching and Learning --elegant way to research data--offer opportunity to expand visual learning--encourages deconstruction and evaluation of data--analyzes content and critical thinking to develop higher order thinking skills 7 Things You Should Know about Infographic Creation Tools. Feb. 2013. Educause created by Naomi BatesNorthwest High School LibraryJustin TX @yabooksandmore
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