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Allied Health Students Create Infographics to Demonstrate Mastery

alliedThe goal of Digital Days is to provide educators in NCCS an opportunity to learn about new digital resources and tools for professional and classroom use.  During our October Digital Days sessions, Jenni Killian, Allied Health Sciences teacher at NCHS, attended a session on Infographics.  Infographics are an increasingly popular way to share research and information in a visually appealing manner.  Quality infographics share a specific message using images, text, and data.

Creating infographics requires students to complete comprehensive research, collect data, and think critically and creatively about how to organize, design, and share their findings.

Ms. Killian took what she learned during Digital Days back into her classroom.  She said, “I thought to myself that high school kids are very crafty and clever with technology so I’ll see how they do. Of course I was amazed. I asked them if they liked Infographics more, compared to Prezi or Powerpoint. They expressed Infographics are much harder to make, but are more visually stimulating. As a teacher I could tell they were more engaged and involved than with past presentations we have done.” 

Smallpox Infographic:  https://magic.piktochart.com/output/791427-presenta-board

MRSA Inforgraphic:  https://magic.piktochart.com/output/789980-mrsa-copy

Pneumonia Infographic:  https://magic.piktochart.com/output/795381-create-your-own

If you are interested in learning more about how to use Infographics in your classroom to facilitate instruction, for an assessment, or as an assignment for your students, click the link below to visit the Digital Days presentation on Infographics. http://nccsdigitaldays2.wikispaces.com/1L+Infographics

Need to see some examples of Infographics?  Try these sites!

infographics

Teaching with Infographics – Social Studies, History, Economics
Teaching with Infographics – Science and Health
Teaching with Infographics – Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Entertainment
Information is Beautiful
Visual.ly 20 Great Infographics of 2012
Cool Infographics
Infographic Labs
Resource Link
NY Times 2012: The Year in Graphics
Wasted Resources Science Infographics
Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Infographics of 2012
Infographics Showcase
Good Infographics
Kathy Schrock’s Infographics Page – Check out the list of Infographic topics at the bottom of the page.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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