Welcome to the 33rd ELT carnival. The theme is Using Music and Songs in EFL Classes and today I’m happy to introduce a wonderful album to you. If you are ready grab a cup of coffee (hot or cold), put the record on and enjoy …
Wikipedia defines Information graphics or infographics as graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They are great for today’s visual learners.
How can infographics be used in language classes?
Both teachers and students can create it
To introduce the writer of a novel or a story.
To talk about the era in which the story takes place.
To talk about the story or the novel highlighting the important events.
To talk about a character’s decision in a story or a novel.
To talk about movies.
To present a topic.
To preteach or teach a new subject.
To revise words, prefixes or suffixes.
To teach passives. (processing) first cows are milked. Then they are sent to …
I think we can make the list longer according to our needs. Before you start creating the infographic
Choose your template
Choose the relevant information to use in the infographic
I’ve just come across with easel.ly a site where you can create an infographic. It is quite easy to use the tool. All you have to do is to sign up, chose vhemes (visual themes), drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas and then create your infographic using the available tools on the site. Once you save the infographic, you can embed it on a blog or download it on your computer.
I’ve decided to prepare song lessons that I can use in class. I’m planning to share them regularly. If you love using songs in the class, please visit the blog for a new song lesson every week. I will also be very happy to hear your ideas.