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“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”- Piktochart

Written By: Paula Neidlinger

Why use an infographic in the classroom?

"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words..

“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words..

“Curate and Create” using infographics in the classroom. Whether used as a summative or formative assessment tool, infographics enable students to showcase their mastery of knowledge through visualizations which-

  • incorporate complex information quickly and clearly
  • integrate words and graphics to reveal information, patterns, data, history, etc..
  • are easy to understand
  • are creative and engaging

Why Piktochart?

Piktochart – “One Tool At a Time” feature this week. ……why

*  simple

*  free

*  three easy steps

*  share through social media

*  presentation mode when sharing live

Piktochart infographics enable the user to link websites and upload pictures and videos using built-in themes, which are available at no cost to the user.  Additionally, the live presentation mode is an added bonus- as it creates a 3D visualization.  

SAMPLE:  Click on the various links and videos within the infographic below.

 Curate and Create using Piktochart………….. 2.0 digital literacy in the classroom.  @Piktochart

I encourage you to click on the links below, as you begin integrating infographics into your digital literacy classroom.

*  InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices

*  Information Literacy

*  Infographics as a Creative Assessment

How have you incorporated infographics into your classroom?  Share your ideas!

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