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You Can Make Custom Infographics With Adobe Spark

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Brendan McCann  
Learn how to make professional-looking infographics using Adobe Spark's free software. Leave with your own custom infographic and ideas on how to incorporate this project into your classes.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will need a free Adobe Spark Account. If working on a tablet then they will need to download the Spark Post app.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Performing/visual arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
Innovative Designer
  • Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will explore a variety of examples and means of including infographics into their particular subject area
Participants will gain a better understanding of how infographics can be a powerful teaching and learning tool.
Participants will learn the basics of navigating Adobe spark to start and create projects.
Participants will create a personalized infographic using the adobe Spark software with a focus on manipulating text and icons (symbols).

Outline

5 min - Overview of the power of infographics and their diverse applications.
10 min - Examples projects and Strategies on assigning infographic lessons to students.
35 min - Hands on demonstration and practice creating infographics with Adobe Spark.
10 min - Share-out and feedback using padlet and survey.

Supporting research

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-14136-7_48

Farrell, S.: Visual Literacy Through Infographics. In: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference.

t.ly/kjhi

https://killervisualstrategies.com/blog/difference-between-infographics-data-visualization.html

https://www.pbs.org/video/book-art-data-visualization/

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Brendan McCann, Canyon High School

I have been teaching at the high school level for 20 years in the Los Angeles area. I teach Digital Media Art and AP Studio. I spent many years teaching yearbook as well as traditional art classes. I enjoy sharing my passion for art and design with others.

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