The Infographic Project

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Hey 8th graders!

Here’s everything you’ll need for our next project.

Infographics are used quite a bit in reporting health news, as they’re a visually appealing way to get facts and statistics out to the community.

Here are some samples…

Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America 

Infographic: 15 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Happier

Today you’re going to create your own and demonstrate advocacy by taking your posters to a whole new level.

Project: Create Your Own Infographic- Analyzing the Influence of Technology

Student Rubric- Analyzing the Influence of Technology

NHES 2.8.6- Analyze the influence of technology on personal & family health.

NHES 8.8.4- Identify ways in which health messages and communication techniques can be altered for different audiences.

Your task: pick one of the topics that we’ve been discussing during our technology balance unit, gather some research, and create an infographic to get your point across.

Here are some possible topics…

-Digital footprint

-Tech balance/ face-to-face communication

-Digital citizenship

-Time-management, tech distractions and procrastination

-FOMO and anxiety

-Cyberbullying

-Sleep deprivation and tech use

-The benefits of video games

-Mindfulness in a connected world

-The influence of social media

Pick a topic that interests you, download and fill out the document below, and find at least six facts or statistics to include in your infographic. Be sure to leave the reader with some useful suggestions and tips to handle any challenges. We always want to end our advocacy on a positive note. Remember, scare tactics rarely work with teens!

Infographic_Project_Research_Document

You can use one of these easy to follow programs and get started…

Canva (this one is definitely the most user-friendly!)

Piktochart

Infogr.am

Remember the tools for effective advocacy… don’t forget your audience,  make sure your infographic looks good, and cite your sources at the bottom (people respect you more if you back up your facts!)