Are you up for the (infographic) challenge?

Posted by Megan Smith on January 12, 2016 in iPads, Past Challenges, Technology, Techy Stuff

Published Jan 12, 2016 – Contest is over, but here’s the post just in case you want to reference it to do in your own class.

It’s no secret… we love INFOGRAPHICS! They are a perfect source for quick comprehensible input for language learners of all levels. They’re also a creative way for students to show what they can do with the language and what they know about culture. Adios, posterboards!

So we’re calling on YOU (and your oh-so talented students) to take part in our newest challenge. What do you have to lose?

Let your students put their language skills to the test…

Submit your best samples to WIN (and inspire other language teachers around the world)! 

Untitled Infographic (1)

Submit to creativelanguageclass@gmail.com by February 12th.

And a student version now…

Infographic Challenge Students

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14 comments for “Are you up for the (infographic) challenge?”

  1. Super cool! I just told everyone in our county about this opportunity! Hopefully Loudoun County Public Schools will have great representation! I know I will be sending in 2 submissions! What email do we use to submit?

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Great! Email would be good to know huh?! 🙂 creativelanguageclass@gmail.com

  2. Awesome! I actually have some students working on infographics due tomorrow to explain what they just recently learned about Tradiciones y Costumbres del Año Nuevo. I can’t wait to see them! Maybe if I tell them there’s a chance I’m entering them in a contest, they may “up the ante” a bit on their product! Stay tuned….!

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Tuned in…!

  3. Jen Shaw says:

    AHHH! I’m so excited! However, I so wish you hadn’t given the food unit ideas because that’s the exact unit we’re on with my 7th graders and now I won’t get as many points for a originality. Trying to find a way to make this unit awesome

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Take it to the next level! You can let them decide exactly what aspect they want to show too.

  4. Rachel says:

    I love this idea–but I have a question—how do you print out infographics (especially LONG ones) so that they are legible?? Have had trouble using them with my students due to this problem. I figure there is a trick I haven’t learned/heard about yet!! Thanks in advance!!

    1. ProfeS says:

      I learned this awesome secret recently–it’s the best! Easy to upload images you want and print them as multi-piece posters, or one long strip for an infographic. Now I can print all the cool things I find for language inspiration in the hallway without having a poster printer at this school! 🙂 http://www.blockposters.com

    2. Kara Parker says:

      Looks like ProfeS has a good solution! I usually keep these in the digital form and put on our class site (Edmodo).

  5. Kelly says:

    Megan- Do you have an announcement about this for the students? I am looking for one which I could print out and hang up to encourage participation in my room.

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Not currently. We will see if we can switch the wording around. For now, I would just add it to the scenario that they are creating it for a REAL contest.

    2. Kara Parker says:

      Student version added! Thanks for the suggestion Kelly.

  6. Alison says:

    Very fun! I’m using canva.com and also love Piktochart!

    1. Kara Parker says:

      Also a good site!

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