Friday, 5 August 2016

PLG - Infographics

Today we joined the cluster's Digital Immersion PLG which was focusing on the "Share" element of our pedagogy.

After spending the morning discussing how the element impacts on both our practice and our learners, we were tasked with creating an infographic which linked to our audiences of either our professional or class blog.

Why use infographics with our learners?  Here are some facts that were shared with us to help build our knowledge:

"Show, don't tell.  The average human attention span is 8 seconds and our brains process images 60,000 times faster than text.  Infographics make it easier to grab your viewer before the next distraction does."

"People learn to love by examining visual representations of data."

I decided to build an infographic about the statistics for our hub blog to use as a discussion piece with the learners.  Enjoy!


  1. Heath I really like the way you have created this infographic specifically for your learners. You have provided them with interesting information and some critically reflective questions. I would be interested in a follow up post :)

    1. Thanks for the feedback Dorothy, I really enjoyed the session yesterday and can see how both the deciphering and creation of infographics may help some learners! No problems about a follow up post - I'll see how I go :)

  2. I love how you have asked questions in your infographic - this would be a great lesson to have with your students! They would be encouraged to critically think about where readers are in the world, how they might access their blog and why. Your questions encourages readers to think about their digital footprint too, love it Heath :)

    1. Thanks Georgia - this links in well with how we are building smart relationships at the moment so will definitely use it with some of the kids.


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