Our first project for this year will be all about reading infographics and creating our own!
Part 1: What is an infographic?
We looked at examples of infographics and broke down the word to define "info" and "graphic". We came to the conclusion that, put simply, an infographic is information displayed through pictures.
Click here to see some of the example infographics we looked at!
Part 2: Brainstorming and researching our infographics
To make an infographic, you can't just start putting pictures together all willy-nilly! Today we will begin the creation process by gathering data for our infographics.
Click here to access Search Engines
Part 3: Making our infographics
Now we will start to organize our data and make our visuals! First, let's talk and figure out what kind of infographics makes sense. Will it be a timeline? A graph? A web? A spread?
Once you know, it's time for some graphic design!
We are going to start investigating print ads and thinking about the kinds of ads we might want to include in our magazines this year!
Part 1: Why do we advertise? What makes ads and slogans stand out?
Today, we'll look at some advertisements and talk about what we notice.
Part 2: Brainstorm!
What kinds of products and services might be advertised in your magazine?
Part 3: Draft
Using the draft sheet and your brainstorm notes, sketch out a draft of what your magazine advertisement could look like.
Part 4: Make your ad!
Log into Canva (email@example.com) and start putting your ad together!
When you have finished and shown it to me, please email me your ad so I can print it for your magazine.
Preparing to Learn about Digital Citizenship
When we return from Winter Break, we will be learning about and practicing Digital Citizenship skills for Tech.
Want to try and refresh your memory before we get started? Try tackling these Digital Citizenship games and quizzes!
(Please put on headphones before clicking)
What's Real Online?
We will be looking at different kinds of websites and examples of online messages in class. Together, let's break down what's real, what isn't and how to look for trustworthy messages and websites. When we are done, you can explore Reality River in Interland.
What's Okay to Share Online?
What kind of information is okay to put online? What should only be shared with specific people? What shouldn't you post? After we explore this in class, try making your way up Mindful Mountain in Interland.