Best Ed Tech Infographics of 2012
A look back at the year’s most interesting infographics in education
I think one of the best things about 2012 was the number of interesting and insightful infographics that focused on education. Infographics offer excellent lead-ins or supplementary material for lesson plans, but they also provide useful information for classroom enrichment and professional development. To close out our coverage for 2012, I’m focusing on the best educational infographics of the past year. My hope is that you’ll be inspired to use infographics in your classroom next year.
This infographic makes a good point. In a short amount of time, tablets have become important learning tools that could change education forever. (More on how to use e-readers in the classroom here.)
Finally, a cheat sheet for using social media in the classroom! I love the idea of using Twitter to follow educators with the latest information on technology trends. We have a list of Twitter accounts to follow for advice and inspiration.
From: Online Universities Blog
I’ve always been a big proponent of using Pinterest to discover new ideas for the classroom (Read: Holiday “Pinspiration” for the Classroom) but this infographic really explores all the ways that educators use Pinterest.
Who would have thought that 93 percent of modern-day students use iPad apps to study for finals? I do, however, believe that 18 percent order pizza (check out the graphic). I recommend Quizlet, a flashcard and study activity website, and this lesson plan to help your students study for future tests.
When you add it all together, it really is shocking how much teachers spend on school supplies every year. Good thing there are plenty of free ed tech resources that teachers can use to support their lesson plans.
Source: Top Teaching Colleges
Great teachers “treat standardized tests as a target for students, not as a metric for lesson plan development” says teacher of the year Rebecca Mieliwocki, and I agree. That’s why I think it’s important to use technology to foster meaningful learning. Read this story about teen scientists who put challenge-based learning methodologies in action.
Thank you, educators, for all your hard work this year. I appreciate all that you do to inspire and engage your young learners. We’ll be back in the beginning of January with more coverage on the latest technology trends in education. On behalf of everyone at Educator Studio, Happy Holidays and a happy New Year!