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You see them everywhere...bold graphic representations of data for quick processing on smart devices. The web is full of them. Creating these graphics, using data collected in your classroom, can make complex information easy to digest. It can also be a great tool for review. There are several tools out there to help students create infographics using their own data. Piktochart,, canva, to name a few.

Kathy Schrock has a great page dedicated to creating infographics in the classroom.

Good old PowerPoint can be used as well, by adjusting the slide size. Here's a quick tutorial. The great thing about PowerPoint is that students don't have to use their email addresses, as they do with other apps and tools.

A picture is worth...

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Image taken from Hot Butter Studios Infographics using Legos

Choose Privacy Week 2015

Next week, ALA sponsors Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7. This event calls attention to the the ways new technologies make it easier to collect and mine personal data. Libraries have traditionally stood for the freedom to read and receive ideas, without report. If you are interested in this event, or want to learn more, visit Choose Privacy Week.
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Inventory and the Annual Media and Technology Report

I am working on completing these two tasks in the coming weeks. I may come into your classroom to get numbers from your computers or other classroom technology. I will try to visit during your planning, before or after school. I hope not to disturb you. Thank you in advance for your help in completing both of these tasks.
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Poem in your pocket day

We celebrated the last day of National Poetry Month in the library by passing out poems for your "pocket". Students rolled and stickered over 20 modern and traditional poems to gift the student body.
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And just because it's Friday...

Introducing the Waterstones Watch