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WHY USE INFOGRAPHICS?

  • To communicate a message.
  • To present large amounts of information in a compact and easy to understand way.
  • To reveal the data, discover cause-effect relations, and identify relationships among data.
  • To monitor changes or trends in data.

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WHAT IS IN AN INFOGRAPHIC?


  • LEVEL ONE & LEVEL TWO

    • KNOWLEDGE

    • CONTENT

    • VISUAL

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WHAT TYPES OF INFOGRAPHICS ARE THERE?

  • STATUS - “State Of”- These infographics capitalize on, well, the current ‘state of’ an industry, trend or idea. They often combine timelines with a vision of how something is changing.
  • COMPARISON - These, as you can guess, compare or contrast two or more things. They allow one to inject humor into content and trigger public debate.
  • RESOURCE - facts or how to on a topic- These provide readers with a reference for a topic, and often include ‘How-To’ guides that can be repurposed and used as promotional materials.
  • EVOLUTION - thought provoking and meant to encourage discussion and analysis - Evolutionary infographics provide food for thought in a TV game show sort of way. They establish the source as an authority, and can lead to deep discussions about the history of something and its change over time.


HOW DO YOU TEACH WITH INFOGRAPHICS?



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YOUR TURN


COMPARING AND LEARNING FROM INFOGRAPHICS
  • Work with a partner or small group to compare and learn from the infographic sites and examples below.
    • What can you learn by comparing INFOGRAPHIC EXAMPLES on the same topic?
    • Discussion Questions
      1. What is useful about putting information in this format?
      2. Why would this be better than just showing the formulas or using just a bar graph?
      3. What different pieces of information are included on this poster?
      4. What information was included in this poster that allows non-science people to understand the content?
      5. What is the purpose of the infographic?