Resistance is Futile or The Power of Info Graphics
Yep. This graphic comes from a site that advertises online PD programs, but the facts on it jibe with what I’ve heard on Scientific American Frontiers and other podcasts and the sources are listed at the end.
While I find the information on it unsettling, I am saving it to add to my arsenal of graphics. I know the power of graphics like this over written text. I know I want to help my students create this type of thing so that they can be effective communicators. I think they would find this an interesting vehicle to share their learning, and it could easily be embedded in a blog or wiki. I haven’t figured out more than that.
Are you creating this type of graphic with your students? What are you using to create it? I hate using Photoshop with children. It needs so much configuring to play nicely. I haven’t played with Glogster, could it do it? We could actually do it in Word if we had a source for whatever graphics we need. Right now some of my students are making digital scrapbook pages using photos from their class photo gallery. Some of the pages are attractive keepsakes – and the rest are good lessons in layering, color choice, and other graphic design basics.
I need to think more about this. How would you make this type of graphic with 8-11-year olds?
Via: Online PhD Programs
In any case, I’m going to go use an anti-bacterial wipe on my phone!