The students of today’s 21st century are visual learners. They no longer look to books for information. If the information is not presented in a colorful eye catching format, they won’t read it. Any data written in a paragraph format won’t be read or remembered. Our classrooms and teachers need to adopt to this change and present the required information in a way that the students of the 21st century will learn.
Remix culture is about creating work that builds upon the work of others. It is important students understand that this doesn’t mean simply grabbing or using the work of others. But using the data/information to recreate create their own product.
For my Graphic Design final project the students will be picking a topic that they have learned and discussed in one of their other class (English, math, history, science, health, art, music) they will then use the skills they have learned through out the year in their Graphic Design class (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator) to create a printable infographic that they will give to their teachers. The goal is for the teachers to post and use these infographics in their classes next year.
BIG IDEA: Create your own Infograph
STAGE ONE: DESIRED RESULTS
ESTABLISHED GOALS (NETs or School Standards):
1.a: promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
1.b: engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
Use the skills you have learned in Graphic Design to create an infograph based on a subject/information that you have learned in one of your other classes (English, science, math, health, history)
How can you turn the information you have learned into a visual graphic that makes the viewer interested in reading your inforgraph?
- Pick a topic that you have cover in another one of your classes that interest you.
Use Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to create an infograph.
STAGE TWO: ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE
Create a printable infograph that teachers will post in their classrooms. The inforgraph will be based on a subject of your choice from another class that you have learned about and discussed.
OTHER EVIDENCE: (FORMATIVE)
- Start with brainstorming subjects that you have covered over the year.
- Create a brain map insuring that your data supports your subject.
- Checking your information is correct before using.
- Create a layout so you will have a rough idea of the overall design.