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Infographics: A Powerful Tool for Learning

Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Infographics: A Powerful Tool for Learning

Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom

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Kids should learn how to read and create graphics from a very young age. Most kids are natural-born artists, as we humans are a visual species. We should take advantage of that, as graphics and illustrations can be such a powerful weapon for understanding and communicating.” – Professor Alberto Cairo

Infographics can be a powerful tool for clearly understanding complex information and communicating complex ideas. Humans are natural storytellers and infographics provide a way to key into our visual understanding of the world around us. In the classroom they can be used in every subject area for every type of topic.

In this edWebinar, the last in a four-part infographic series, examine just how infographics can be used in the classroom. From introducing topics to generate interest, to ways to use them to demonstrate understanding, to a conversation on just how do you grade infographics, better understand the power they can have both in the classroom and beyond.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, technology coaches, and instructional coaches.

View part one, May The Infographic Be With You!
View part two, Infographics: The Nitty-Gritty of How They’re Made
View part three, Data Isn’t a Four-Letter Word: Thriving in an Information-Rich Age

 

Steven AndersonAbout the Presenter

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 keynote speaker at several national and international educational technology conferences as well as numerous state and local conferences. He is the author of three 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.

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