bloom’s digital taxonomy

Infographics – what are they and how to make your own!

Information graphics, or infographics, are everywhere. They are used to communicate information, often stats and other data, clearly and quickly. Infographics are effective because of their high visual element – they appeal to the large proportion of visual learners.

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One example of a famous infographic is the London Underground map, but infographics can be found in journalism, on TV, for marketing products and services, for sharing information on social media sites and in education.

You can find fabulous examples of infographics at http://visual.ly/ (we particularly like the ones about the Titanic, Twitter, the telephone and Joey Barton).

“They’re amazing, but I’m not a graphic designer…” Don’t worry – even the most graphically challenged of us can come up with an eye-catching result using one of a number of online infographic creation sites such as: easel.lyinfogr.ampiktochart

How could you and your students use infographics to enhance learning? What could be represented in this way? Let us know what you come up with and we will post some infographics that you and/or your students have made here.

 

Explain Everything

“While we teach, we learn.” Seneca, Roman Philosopher, d. 65AD.

Explain Everything is the App for iPad (£1.99 in the App Store) that allows you to… explain everything. Explaining something to someone else is one of the best ways of understanding, retaining and applying information. Using Explain Everything students can explain how they created a piece of work, came to a certain point of view, found the answer to a question and demonstrate knowledge Teachers can explain points of learning or next steps. Videos can be shared in a variety of ways.

Watch the video below for more information or go to the Explain Everything website for further information explanation 🙂

APPitic – a collection of 1300+ apps for education

APPitic is a directory of recommended iOS apps for education. All apps have been test driven by students and there is also a section linking apps to Bloom’s Taxonomy. Under the Tools section you can read about the experiences of other practitioners and see some videos sharing good practice.