ICTI-260: Infographics for Teaching and Learning Classroom Content
About this course
The old adage tells us that a picture is worth 1000 words, but when you combine pictures, graphics, text, and data, you get a valuable educational tool. Infographics create clear and appealing visualizations of important concepts, critical knowledge, collections of data, or a summary of information. Used in the classroom, these clever creations can be a wonderful addition to teaching and learning! In this course, you will learn about how infographics are created, how infographics can be used to convey information to your students, and how students can use infographics to analyze data and summarize their learning.
What will I learn in this course?
Week 1: What are Infographics?
If you have read a newspaper, flipped through a magazine, or visited a website, chances are you have seen pages that contain colorful diagrams filled with graphics, charts, text, and data. These helpful visualizations of information are called infographics, and they help convey information in an appealing and easy-to-understand format. In this first module, you will gain a better understanding of infographics, identify the key benefits of using infographics, and investigate a variety of tools used to make infographics.
Week 2: How Can Infographics Be Used by Teachers?
Our students have grown up in an environment where mass quantities of information are thrown at them all the time both in and outside the classroom. Processing so much information in a meaningful way can be overwhelming. Infographics can be a powerful tool for educators to help students summarize data, synthesize information, or simplify complex concepts. During week two, participants will analyze the effectiveness of infographics as teaching tools and will use one of the tools from week one to create their own teaching infographic.
Week 3: How Can Infographics Be Used by Students?
As educators, we strive to help students understand new concepts and synthesize their learning while keeping our lessons engaging. Infographics can be a unique form of assessment for students to demonstrate mastery, summarize their learning, and identify critical content. This week, participants will connect the benefits of infographics with best practices for teaching and learning, investigate how other teachers have successfully used infographics, and create a rubric for using infographics in classroom lessons.
Week 4: How Can Infographics Be Incorporated into Lessons?
After gaining an understanding of what infographics are and why they are useful, you are ready to make a plan for using these handy tools in your classroom. During this final week, participants will explore the Technology Integration Matrix and its relationship to the innovative use of infographics in the classroom, review sample lessons that successfully integrate infographics, and create a lesson plan.
FORMAT: Facilitated online course. Work each weekly module at your own pace.
COST: $120 per participant with discounts for larger groups.
SCHEDULE: This course can be scheduled for groups from the same school or district. It is not available for individual registration. The course is equivalent to 20 contact hours. Email TIM@fcit.us for group scheduling, volume discounts, or other questions.
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