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May The Infographic Be With You!
Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Coach, Consultant, and Educator, Web20Classroom
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In a Galaxy, Far Far Away…had Darth Vader only used infographics the Empire might not be so misunderstood.
Infographics can help students (and aspiring Sith Lords) understand data and be used to tell a story. We live in an age where data is contemporary currency. Not only understanding where to locate good data but also how to interpret it and use data to tell a story are essential skills all students need. This edWebinar shows educators how to identify components of infographics, locating and using data, images and design elements, and resources to explore. Literacy strategies are shared, including media mentors and comprehension strategies, to promote the consumption and creation of infographics in your classroom.
This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to kindergarten through higher education teachers, librarians, technology coaches, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Steven W. Anderson is a leader in the convergence of digital learning and leadership. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology, he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration, using social media for learning, technology implementation efficacy, and creating meaningful School: Home Relationships. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the globe talking to schools, districts, and leaders about how they can be powerful change agents in education transformation. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several national and international educational technology conferences as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of 3 books, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, The Tech-Savvy Administrator and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload. He is also credited with creating #edchat, the original and most popularly used educational hashtag on Twitter. Steven has been recognized with awards including being named a Microsoft Education Innovation Expert, Twitterer of the Year, a Top 10 Educational Influencer, one of the top Educational Innovators in the world in 2018, a Microsoft Heroes of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.
Shaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As a high school teacher, she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as a consultant focusing on technology, literacy, differentiation, and systemic change. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a MIEExpert, Google Certified Innovator, Apple Teacher, and has training in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute, Visible Learning with Hattie, Instructional Coaching, and K-12 Literacy Best Practices.
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