5 Themes of Geography Infographics
Educators often discuss how simple text is not always enough for teaching students content standards. Multi-touch books, videos, moving presentations like Prezi are continuing to gain popularity in the classroom. Another content medium that students can and should have access to are infographics. Infographics, which often include text, images, graphs, maps, diagrams and more, are especially helpful for visual learners. What is even more exciting than having students study infographics? Creating their own! Piktochart originally allowed users to create infographics from various template choices on the web with only a computer. The new and updated app allows students to create quality infographics on an iPad! Students can choose from a variety of templates and insert photos from their camera roll. The app is very easy to use and connects to Google domains. I spent part of this week working an example infographic (pictured above) that I will be showcasing to my students for a lesson this week.
As described in the lesson linked above, my students will be working on a Piktochart project this week where they connect their independent novel to the 5 themes of Geography. This is a project I have done with my 5th graders for several years now. In fact, last year one of my students submitted her finished Piktochart to the Maryland Society of Educational Technology student contest. She ended up winning an an award for desktop publishing. Check out her winning Piktochart here!