Visual.ly for Tech Tuesday

We are in an age of incredible desktop publishing feats and access to an exorbitant amount of data and information. There is a new 21st century equation necessary to understand:


Leading the infographic revolution is Visual.ly - both in content and quality.  Not to mention soon (when exactly soon I'm unsure as Visual.ly hasn't announced it as of November 2011), but soon, Visual.ly will offer a web-based tool so you can create your own infographic.  Yippee.  You know, I adore web-based tools.


(Infographics from Visual.ly)

However....until Visual.ly offers the DIY infographic tool, you can still play with Visual.ly.  Here Upcycled Education's tweets are being compared infographically (new word, by the way) to the powerhouse educational resource, EdutopiaYou can see I have much room to grow and I am a poor example of tweeting.



How will you use infographics with your students or colleagues?  Do you imagine students will need to become infographically literate?

Curious,

Jen

5 comments:

  1. I am really intrigued by this. I have seen infographics before, but never really known what to call them. I think that this generation of students will really embrace this type of technology, they are the digital natives, after all. I think that they could be a cool new twist on the more traditional double bubbles and other graphic organizers. Once this site makes it possible to create our own, the possibilities are endless!
    Thanks again for such great information!
    kim edillon

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  2. Finding this interesting, I had to fumble around to check out the infographics in greater detail. Oddly enough, I have yet to connect to twitter. I believe this would be engaging enough to introduce to my students. I am looking forward to exploring the Infographic tools available. Some students seem to perform best when engaged and able to explore new ways to express their ideas. This would be a great tool to have in my box of ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!
    T. Greene FA 2001

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  3. This is the first time I've ever seen or heard of infographics but I do like what I see so far. I believe students will embrace it. I really like the way it summarizes information and is easy to read. The color is an added bonus. I tend to learn better when there are graphics and a lot of color and I think the students will too.

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  4. I do hope that 'soon' is soon! I think our digital natives will really embrace this technology! What an awesome alternative to the standard poster! I am imagining my science students using it to compare their lab results with the 'ideal' or to examine regional environmental issues. The possibilities really are endless!

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