Piktochart – Visualize Your Learning

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Piktochart is a great tool to make sharing information more visual by creating infographics.

It’s great for teachers to share information with their students or for students to use on to summarize their understanding. You can make infographics, reports, posters, and presentations using their ready made templates or start from scratch to create your very own! The final product can be interactive or static; they can also be embedded on your website for instant updates or they can be saved as an image file that you can save and send.

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Kristen Bennett, science teacher at Skyline High School, has had great success in making her syllabi into infographics that are hosted on her website here and here. Check them out if you’d like to see an example of what you can do!

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PCMS teacher Annie Tremonte and IMS  teacher Alyssa Eckhardt have been having students create infographics to show their learning. Check out this little recap of how infographics can spur deeper learning.

Special thanks to Kristin Bennett for sharing her ideas about Piktochart and how infographics can be used to support student learning. Much of this post comes from her monthly newsletter Tech Tidbits.

The PE Geek Gives 3 Great Ways To Capture Student Achievments And Results

Whether you are a health and physical education specialist or a general education teacher you may be searching for ways to quickly track student results.  Technology integration in health and physical education has long been championed  by Australia’s Jarrod Robinson, who is known throughout the online community as “The P.E. Geek”.  In his blog www.thepegeek.com, Jarrod recently posted his review of 3 applications that help capture student results and achievements.  He gives the pros and cons of each app and links to video tutorials for each app.  Although his review is given through the lens of a health and physical specialist, the general ed teacher may also find that these apps are relevant for their classroom.

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