Project: Create your own Infographic

*Infographic created by Esther, Grade 8

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- Analyze 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

-The benefits of video games

-Mindfulness in a connected world

Pick a topic that interests you, do a little research, and find at least four facts or statistics to include in your infographic.

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

Canva

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!)

 

More hints and tips in the classroom...

PEACH 2016- Health

Click on the links below for more info, lesson plans, and project ideas! Google Doc for shared resources Tentative Agenda and Resources Welcome and Intros

Meditation Resources

Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in

Healthy Choices Letter

Hey 7th graders, The time has come to pass on your wisdom by writing a letter to incoming 6th graders about how to stay healthy

Conflict Resolution Skits

Hey, 7th graders! It’s time for you to demonstrate all you know about communication and conflict resolution. Make sure you’ve got the key vocabulary down,

Go to bed!

* Image from Russell Foster’s Ted Talk: Why Do We Sleep? Did you know that 1/3 of all teenagers are sleep deprived? According to the