For this mission we were asked to work in teams. I consider it is a great plan as we can share our points of view and contribute with our ideas. It can be difficult sometimes to organise and agree with each other but I really enjoyed working with my group. It is really important to know how to work cooperatively in order to teach our students how to do it as well. This why I consider it is an important chance to experiment first-hand cooperative work. Moreover, as teachers and peers we should share our materials and ideas in order to contribute to a more enriching education.
Geography is our common topic and our team is composed by Víctor, Ana, Natalia, Inma, Elena and myself. The name of our common e-project is: “Travelling around Europe” and within it we decided to create a final activity for our students to learn about the physical and political features, as well as about some of the most distinguishing representations of some European countries. Our aim in this task is to create an infographic explaining how to carry out this final activity that our students will develop in order to achieve the learning outcomes in a motivating way. “The Olympic games” is the name of the activity and the title of our infographic which will be presented and carried out at the end of the project.
It was my first time designing an Infographic but it will not be the last!
Infographic is a very visual representation of content and information. Your students will love it. You can use it to present them an activity, or alternatively they can create their own infographic to present their works.
To carry out and design our own one , we chose Piktochart, as some of us had previously evaluated an e-project in which the author had used this tool. Victor suggested us to try it and we liked how the final result looks. Indeed, Piktochart is a perfect tool to create attractive infographics, presentations or reports for our lessons. Among its features we can highlight the templates, backgrounds, graphics and different types of letter. You can change the background and add icons or photos to make it more attractive. Moreover, you can change the icons colours to better fit your infographic design. After finishing your design, you will be able to download it in different formats and share it. Honestly, we did not find any disadvantage since we consider that it worked fantastic and allowed us to accomplish the task without any problem.
Using infographics can improve cognition by utilising graphics to enhance the students visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology.
Finally, what was much more exciting was the opportunity to participate in a nationwide project. We sent our creation to Infographic to InfoEdugraphics nationwide collaborative blog. Our infographic is now published it in their blog and we were so lucky because they also gave us the next award:
Thank you very much!
To finish, here you are the link to our infographic:
We hope you like it! Enjoy it!