Infographics of the Week for October 19-23: The History & Benefits of Social Media

“Infographics of the Week” is back!  The subject for next week’s cluster is all about social media as a way to reach customers and about the evolution and trends in social media.  With the constant barrage of the negative aspects of social media, these infographics could begin a conversation about social media that is broader than usual.

Infographics are fun and valuable ways to work with students in hitting CCSS.  They can easily be used for:

  • analysis practice (how ideas/claims are developed = RI.9-10.5, effectiveness of structure = RI.11-12.5)),
  • in-depth compare/contrast (what information is included in and excluded from each and why?, evaluation of sources, how sources address a question  – RI.9-10.7, RI.11-12.7)
  • evaluation of the credibility/reliability of sources – (W.9-12.8 – “assess the usefulness of each source”)
  • as a way to gather information on a question or topic (W.9-12.9)
  • models for organizing and designing their own research-based infographics (such an assignment would include W.9-12.4 [“development, organization, and style appropriate to task, purpose, and audience”], W.9-12.6 [“Use technology to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.”], W.9-12.7 (“Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem . . . synthesize multiple sources on the subject . . . demonstrate an understanding of the subject.)
  • Socratic Seminar texts and writing prompts
    2015-BusinessWire-MediaLeaders-PR-Social-Media-Infographic-700x700 a8445b4fa7241590c02e76782b31e313 history-social-media-2004-2014 social-media-trends-infographic social-media-users-02-2015-2

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