Data, Modelling & Simulations

In sessions 5, we looked at data and different ways to represent them. We were able to use 3 different websites: piktochart.com, visual.ly and infogr.am. These are all free to sign up to, to create a infographic’s. Infographics are a representation of information which can be data or general information. These make the information quicker, clearer and easier to read and also add graphics to make it more appealing to read. Once you have signed up to these you are able to upgrade to get more themes. These images below show three examples for each website. First piktochart, second visual and third infogr.

To represent my data i chose to use piktochart. Piktochart is easy to use and provides you with 4 basic themes to get started. You click on the theme and simply edit/add text. You can move the text, add or remove images, add personal uploads and create flow charts. As shown on the image below.

We could use this in schools through presenting data that children have found during a maths lesson. For example we looked at average foot size and compared it to data found on the Internet. Whereas other students in the class did: favourite colour, sport and if people smoked or not. The children could find out favourite colours and make a poster via this website. Our Example of using piktochart is shown below:

Another website which you could use to represent data could be: http://www.primaryschoolict.com/pictograph/.This has a blank template as well as templates which you could use. Children in key stage 1  would be able to put the data into the template instead of making a poster which would make it easier for them.


Make your own pictogram with the Primary Technology Free online Pictogram creator

Looking into other websites about this topic i found a excellent video on: http://www.schrockguide.net/infographics-as-an-assessment.html. This video shows you many different things. For example:

  • What are infographs
  • Ways to use them
    • Learn
    • Targets
  • Why should they be used
  • Different infographs which can be made
    • Snapshots,
    • Statistical,
    • Timeline,
    • Informational,
    • Process,
    • Game board &
    • Personal preferences.
  • Steps
  • Teaching students organization models: ‘LATCH’ (areas they can look at)
    • Location,
    • Alphabet,
    • Time,
    • Category &
    • Hierarchy.

It just shows how many different areas of school learning can be used via one thing: infograms.
Have a look?

Thanks for reading, bye!

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