I do love educators’ creativity in constructing new language. “Transdisciplinary” is another personal favorite. Need a word? Make one up!
My Infographic: Project Based Learning Group Achievement by Mid-week 9
- To “inspire” groups who had not been as organized and productive as others in order to ensure they would produce a respectable contribution to the whole class documentary due two weeks hence.
- To reinforce the idea that visual representations can make the meaning of data immediately accessible for the purposes of creating an impact leading to action.
- To get students using them in their documentaries.
In order to make this particular infographic I used the percentile values of the progress charts I had the collaborative documentary groups fill in. I tabulated the totals , represented them as a bar graph and then simply enlarged the photos of the groups to the same height as the bars on the graph.
I believe it worked. It may not have been as effective as when I sprang surprise progress reports on them two weeks earlier, starting with the group I knew full well had done precious little and moving up through to the most highly achieving group. The focus on process and skills learned, for me, is just as important as the outcomes in project based learning. By putting the responsibility on the students, they learn the collaborative and organizational skills they need in life.
The Lighter Side of Infographics
Courtesy of Graph Jam