The Importance of Informal Learning | LearnDash

I found this infographic interesting. I am thinking of how to go forward with our iPad PD next year and would like to make use of our “database of experts” more as well as set up an informal peer to peer mentor system. I think our experience in the past years have been that formal learning settings (eg. the iPad challenges) have a limited use.

The feedback has been consistent in that some people need to go slower, while for some it doesn’t go fast enough. There is always the problem as well that what is being presented is not relevant to you at the time.

I am just brainstorming here, but what if we had a set up where we put aside some time for sharing info with our peers? For example, if a teacher wanted to know about the best way to use interactive quizzes in the classroom, she would sign up with one of the peer experts to learn how to do that. There would also need to be a certain rotation where an expert also has a chance to learn something new from someone else. Though it might pose some logistic challenges, once a schedule and a protocol is put in place it could work well!

What do you think?

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Free Online Infographic Maker by Canva

I like to use Canva to create posters about upcoming events at the library. But now I can use it to create infographics! Now I just need some info to graph…

There is a user-friendly app for free on the app store, but I just checked and it seems that the have not added the infographic template yet… hopefully it will be there by September so that we can begin info graphing with our students!

Design awesome infographics that go viral with Canva’s amazingly simple drag-and-drop tool. Free!

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27 FREE Canva EDU Lesson Plans

This is super interesting – lesson plans from actual teachers on how to use the free Canva tool for info graphics on different subjects. I checked out the one on Biodoversity. Everything you need to equip your students with the tools to make an informative and visually appealing infographic !

A thoughtful collection of lesson plans for all grade levels and subject areas utilizing Canva

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Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE: “What Is Graphicacy?” — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic

While reading this article I was reminded of how we think students know all there is to know about the computer only to discover they don’t know how to insert page numbers or space their lines in their document. I think it is easy to assume that everyone is proficient at viewing visual input (infographics, maps, venn diagrams, etc.) when it is a skill that needs to be taught.

This article gives a nice introduction on graphicacy (I’ve never heard this word- have you?) as well as resources to find out more about teaching visual skills in the classroom.

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE’s goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

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Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE: Design Principles For Students As They Create Visual Projects And Digital Stories

More and more of students’ presentations are visual these days, from the now old school powerpoint to the newer infographic. Teaching our students about good design is becoming more and more necessary (lest you have to look at bright green backgrounds with fuchsia comic sans font taking up the whole page). The following info graphics practice what they preach about design- they are simple, elegant and get to the point.

When assigning a project with a visual component, why not use these info graphics as a sort of checklist?

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE’s goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

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Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE: The 5 Best Interactive Infographics For 2015

I was blown away by some of these info graphics, especially the “Kids aren’t alright” infographic that lets you click on a certain topic and see the statistics for the world. Use these info graphics in the classroom or better yet- use one of the following tools with your student and make your own!

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE’s goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Edudemic

I like how Edudemic has been presenting their info graphics with great leading questions for the classroom. I especially like this one, which was posted for last week’s Computer Science Education Week, as it gets students to think about emerging technologies and their potential, as well as giving them a starting point to envision technologies of the future.

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