This week’s infographics of the week are all about that lost hour of sleep that I’m pretty sure you felt this morning.
And here’s some questions to ask when analyzing infographics from http://ikeepcurrent.org/:
Ask students to find and analyze an infographic. They should be able to answer the critical thinking questions:
- Does the infographic cite their sources? and, Are the sources reputable?
- Is the data relevant?
- How old is the data?
- Is there an angle or bias coming through?
- What is the motive of the organization, person, or group that created the infographic? Is it to educate, entertain, or sell something?
- Are you being manipulated through the text, colors or graphics?
- Does the infographic represent an accurate outline of the data?
Ask students to form groups and create an infographic on a topic of their choice, or on an assignment you are currently working on. Based on the age of your students, adjust the level of complexity you require. But all ages should follow the guidelines in the Anatomy of an Infographic section. Older students should leverage the information in the full article Bottom of Form The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual, and may want to leverage additional articles listed under the additional resources.