I wanted to share an infographic I made about Learning Journal posts.   Since we started using Seesaw a few years ago I have wanted students to understand the agency they have in creating their learning journals. I know that this display helps students to break down the process of creating, publishing, and commenting on a post in a nice, clear, easy to digest way, much the same that infographics can do with data because they use it.

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I had some help with Matt (our tech coach) in using Adobe as I wasn’t satisfied with the templates on Canva. We decided to roll this out to the elementary school so we used the strategy of colour contrast with some of our school colours. The students reference it all the time so I think it helps with independence and following instructions. It impacts their learning by allowing them to recognize the agency they have over how, when, and what they choose to share in their journals. We made it EAL friendly by getting our EAL teacher to improve the vocabulary and also added icons. The steps are clear and easy to identify.

Transfering to student-created artifacts

I am currently exploring digital citizenship in my classroom using the unit plan that I created with Boramy in Course 2 so we are beginning to look at contrast, colour, size, and other elements of design in class as the students will soon be creating their own media to promote positive digital citizenship. Would infographics be an option?

Students using Google Sheets to create graphs.

In class, we are also looking at how we learn best and building learning communities, and we have been graphing and displaying information about where we like to sit, volume levels and types of learning experiences we enjoy the most. I wonder how I can promote the use of infographics to present more knowledge about the class through the use of design principles?

A starting point to find more data for students to explore and present

Resources for students

I think they would enjoy it and it would help lead to a better understanding of our Lines of Inquiry.  Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything has a great list of steps to work on with students to help plan and create the infographic and I am starting to plan a unit around this.

From Katy Schrock’s Guide to Everything

I will also be using Keri-Lee Beasley’s resource as a guide for students to think about design details as they create their own media about digital citizenship, or how our class learns. Her work on font, repetition, repetition, and contrast highlight for students in a simple visual way on how to create media they can be proud of.