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Monday, November 21, 2016

Creating Infographics and Posters for Digital Literacy

What is digital literacy?

By definition, “Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” (ALA Connect, 2016). Technology is changing the way our students learn, read, and obtain information. We need to create a curriculum that nurtures this way of learning. Being able to close-read visual information is just as valid as being able to close-read text. There are many tools on the market that enhance our understanding of digital literacy as well as our students.

Today we will be looking at a product called PiktoChart found at https://piktochart.com/


PiktoChart has free and of course, paid educational offers.


Within PiktoChart, students have the ability to make and publish Posters, Infographics, Presentations and Reports. Templates are provided, however I prefer to have my students create their own from scratch.

Can I say that I love the fact that you can easily embed videos, graphs. Students can easily create mutlimodal projects with ease using PiktoChart.

Here is a quick guide to get you started:



As well as a video tutorial:





Sources:

Digital Literacy Definition | ALA Connect. (2016). Connect.ala.org. Retrieved 21 November 2016, from http://connect.ala.org/node/181197

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