Creating infographics to present information in particular contexts and for particular audiences
Reporting on research
Creating the timeline of a novel or historic event
Designing a poster for a school event
Designing a poster for a community initiative
Presenting information on the school web page or in the newsletter
Reporting on understandings of topics or what has been learnt
#1 Types of infographics
Students explore different types of infographics and identify which kind of information can be presented and why (e.g. timeline, comparison, etc.).
Students analyse an example of an infographic and label its different elements.
Students compare several infographics and identify what makes a good infographic. They generate a list of these features.
#4 Data collection
Students choose a topic and generate a question to inform their investigation. They collect data or relevant information for their inforgraphics.
#5 Creating an outline
Students create an outline of their presentation (e.g. content).
Using resources from activity #5, students choose a design suited to the context and the audience. They use PowerPoint templates or explore other tools for making infographics.
#7 Colours and fonts
Students explore the power of colours and fonts in visually representing data.
#8 Creative Commons images
Students explore the difference between restricted copyright images and Creative Commons images. They find relevant examples of images and add these to their projects.