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The Power of Infographics - UW-Stout Tech Tips

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June Online Courses with Openings

The Power of Infographics
Tech Tips:  Creating Appealing Infographics
Featured Course
Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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The Power of Infographics

Infographics are a powerful tool for teaching and learning.
13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics
NeoMan Studios’ interactive infographic explains the importance of visualized information.

6 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Infographics for Teaching and Learning
Mike Wallagher specifically addresses how to create infographics for teaching and learning.

Infographics as a Creative Assessment

Kathy Schrock provides examples showcasing the value of formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

Infographics Rubric
Kathy Schrock’s rubric helps learners assess their own and peers’ infographics.

The 90 Best Infographics
The Creative Bloq staff provides an excellent variety of the best infographics.

19 Warning Signs Your Infographic Stinks
Kissmetrics provides great advice about creating an irresistible infographic design.

7 Tips for Creating Successful Infographics
Monique Craig provides advice on how to make the most engaging and useful infographics.

Online Tools for Creating Infographics:

Featured Courses

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Use social media to connect with learners, communicate with parents, or for professional development. Learn how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networks in and out of the classroom. 
Our students say…
“I can honestly say that I learned a lot more than I expected for a 1 credit course. I had a baseline understanding of social media before, but I feel more equipped now to incorporate new ways of doing things into my courses.
I am so happy this course introduced me to My alternative education students will absolutely love the concept of making online posters and using their creativity and energy for productive endeavors. This class has been a challenge and a blessing; it’s my favorite class so far at UW-Stout.”
~Jonathan Krahn, Hudson, Wisconsin
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Summer Online Courses

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Check out the June online classes that still have a few openings.

EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for Chromebooks, cell phones, tablets, and iPads)
EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in Content Areas Using Primary Sources
EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning (for online classes and face-to-face)
EDUC 653 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits Middle School-Adults
EDUC 654 Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits Elementary (PK-5)
EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior
EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
EDUC 658 Issues in STEM Education
EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8)
EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture
EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in Pk-5 Math Teaching
EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning – Online Facilitation Skills
RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12
RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas
RDGED 703 Children’s Literature in the Reading Program
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
RDGED 705 Instructional Techniques for Assisting Students with Reading Difficulties
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