iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting

INFOGRAPHICS

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 2.42.10 pmAn infographic is basically a visual representation of information. But they can be  so much more than that.

“Information graphics reveal the hidden, explain the complex and illuminate the obscure. Constructing visual representation of information is not mere translation of what can be read to what can be seen. It entails filtering the information, establishing relationships, discerning patterns and representing them in a manner that enables a consumer of that information construct meaningful knowledge.” (Venkatesh Rajamanickam 2005)

Infographics can enable students to present and synthesise information in very powerful and engaging ways.

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 12.55.19 pmGlogster

A fantastic app version of the popular website and a great way to make multimedia posters. But it is also perfect for making interactive info graphics

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 12.59.15 pmVizualize

A smart app for creative visual presentations of a range of data, thoughts or processes. Add text, lines, shapes and cut out images and there are free hand drawn images available.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.09.12 pmPicCollage

Definitely one of my favourite all purpose apps to make simple collages but it works very well to create simple infographics

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.03.10 pmi Visual info Touch Lite

An app purpose built to make info graphics – easy to use, quick  and very effective. The free version does have in app purchases but you can do a lot with the elements already included.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 2.24.56 pmCanva

An excellent app for all sorts of graphc designs – they say there is a million possibilities. I am not sure about that but the app has of stock images and layouts and some very nice fonts to create a range of designs from posters to blog graphics and photo collages. Perfects to create an info graphic.

 

 

 

 

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