Project 252

Piktochart

Contributed by Tom Farrelly (@TomFarrelly)
EdTech Tool Name:Piktochart
Bref Description:Easy to use infographic tool.
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • Apple OS Software
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Linux Software
  • Windows Software
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
Website/Weblinks:
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Presentation, Collaboration
EdTech Tool Uses:For the uninitiated, infographics “are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly”. In other words, an infographic collects data, organizes it, and turns this information into an easy to understand visual, such as a chart or map. The Basic: Giving infographics as research material. This is the simplest method, yet is surprisingly effective. You need to teach a specific topic to your group of students. You assign some reading on the textbook. However, the classroom material isn’t enough so in addition, you give students an infographic. These are the steps: Create your own infographic (you may download our how-to manual here). Using someone else’s material is also fine, as long as you attribute ownership. Create some context on why the graphic is an important piece of information. Start with exciting information on what the design is about and use other materials to complete the lesson (videos, news links). Have students analyze the graphics on their own. Debrief as a class. Students should be able to draw conclusions or insights from the material. (http://piktochart.com/using-infographics-effectively-in-the-classroom-5-simple-ideas/)
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Primary (SEN)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Educational license/discount
Other: Standard basic account free, pricing structure for education use.
Educational License/Discount: http://piktochart.com/pricing/education/
Further info:
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