Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Infographic Evaluation

Ms. Stewart – Mitchell’s Infographic Requirements:

1. Need to have title that describes what your infographic is about (ex. If I wanted to explain the Eurocrisis, what would I say?)

2. Information graphics are interesting because they reveal differences. You can show how something works (ex. 3-D movies), the evolution of something (ex. a camera from its origins to today), or a statistical representation of an idea (ex. how much time is spend using technology for the average person during a day).

3. Your topic must pertain to something that is relevant (will actually teach someone something that is meaningful) and is school appropriate.

4. Need to have 10-15 graphics (photos, backgrounds, drawings, illustrations, etc.) that help to promote the main idea for your infographic.

5. You must have statistics or facts (numbers, percentages) be a part of your infographic.

6. You must use words to promote an understanding of your topic (usually, for every photo or image you have - you should have a concise statement to help your audience understand it) – Keep it simple.

7. Do not plagiarize.

8. I will be grading you based on these points in a rubric (given in class).
Evaluation Questions
1. Content or Required Elements- Does it have a main idea or thesis?

2. Content Accuracy - Does the data support the main idea? Are there accurate facts?

3. Graphic Relevance - Do the graphics enhance and support the data?

4. Attractiveness/Layout - Does the layout and design have a purpose; did you organize the graphics and text to communicate your ideas effectively? Does it show Cause and Effect?

5. Use of Classtime – Did you work cooperatively? Did you use your time effectively and efficiently?

6. Mechanics and Grammar – Do you have any unnecessary errors which may detract from the message of the infographic?