Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Middle School, High School
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  • Lesson Plan
  • Library
  • Media
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    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Education Standards

    Picture This! Creating an Infographic

    Picture This! Creating an Infographic

    Overview

    Students will pull information from a research article, write the most important and/or interesting facts on several note cards, and create a visual representation (infographic) of the selected important points of their research.

    Summary

    Students will pull information from a research article, write the most important and/or interesting facts on several note cards, and create a visual representation (infographic) of the selected important points of their research.

    Materials

    • Lined Notecards
    • Laptops

    Background for Teachers

    Teachers must know the form and function of an infographic: "a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data."

    Student Prior Knowledge

    Students will have finished their interesting informational article before beginning this project. They will be experts on their topic.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    Students will use their own research on their selected article to organize, synthesize, condense, and present the information in the format of an infographic.

    Instructional Procedures

    1. As a whole group, ask "Who has seen an infographic before? Where have you seen one?". Discuss the benefit of information being presented this way. Display a variety of different kinds of infographics.
    2. Divide students into table groups based on how they are already sitting. Have each table make a short list of the important elements they see in the examples of infographics. Each table shares their list as the teacher writes list on the board.
    3. Give each student several note cards. On the blank side of the card, the student writes a keyword of what is needed (title, main point #1). On the lined side, the student writes details for each point. Each students creates an account on https://piktochart.com/.
    4. Instruct students on the steps and tools to begin creating an infographic on https://piktochart.com/.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Individual assistance may be given in choosing important facts from the article for the infographic.

    Extensions

    Look at Google Images for infographic examples.

    Assessment Plan

    Final product graded by teacher on content, creativity and minimum length. Works Cited will be written at the bottom of the infographic.