Monday, September 14, 2015

Infographics

Chart, Graph, Graphic, Statistics I have been wanting to incorporate infographics into my classroom but could not figure out how to do it until today.  Its often hard to think of ideas that do not have a contrived feel to them.  So I got to thinking about the types of things I've seen on infographics and the answer is something with stats.

1.  Choose your favorite sports star and create an infographic on his/her stats.

2.  Look up information on what people ages 15 to 19, 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50 spend their money on.

3.  Look up median house prices in various cities in your state.  What percent buy houses or rent?  how many are first time home buyers vs experienced home buyers?

4.  Find out the top 5 to 10 industries in the state.  Explore how many each employs, the percent, and how much money do they provide in taxes.

5.  How many of each type of car is owned in the state such as Ford, Dodge, etc or pick-ups, SUV's, compact, etc.

6.  Does the state have agriculture?  how much of what is grown, exported or used in the state.

7.  Find a top 10 list and use that.

Tons of choices and some of the infographics could be created from information students usually use to create bar graphs, histograms, etc.

So the next issue is checking out infographic apps for the ipad and websites on the computer to see which works best.