Tips on Pairing Fonts Well

Tips on pairing fonts well using four methods:

how to pair fonts

This is extremely helpful when designing anything with typography.

types

You can use color and font weight to add interest and differentiate between words, like PayPal and Piktochart below.

contrast

Applying different font sizes or typefaces within the same font classes creates differences between headings, subheading, and body text.

similarity

Combine your text with a picture and you’ve got limitless potential to create an interesting moment.

content

http://piktochart.com/typography-things-you-need-to-know-to-pair-fonts-well/?utm_source=intercom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-tip-feb

Check out this post for more infographics resources.

Infographics Workshops: Interpret and Present Data

How do you present the idea of your research and intertwine it with data in a cohesive, interesting way? Join us in a short session to learn effective communication through infographics using data visualization and design.

Location: Miller Center 205

Wednesday, February 18 2-2:45pm
Thursday, March 19 11-11:45am
Tuesday, April 14, 10-10:45am
Thursday, April 30, 10-10:45am

Register or see more information here:
http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/general/ims/default.asp

BYOD toolchest: 51 teaching and learning tools for mobile devices

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis

Formative Assessment

Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class

Content-Sharing Platforms

  • Sophia: Nudged along by my friend Todd Nesloney, I use Sophia for my computer applications instruction and am very pleased with the results.
  • Haiku Learning: This is the full content management system that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s multiplatform and robust, which makes it a great fit for our BYOD environment.

There are many other apps like MoodleCanvas, and Coursesites. The point is that you should have one in a BYOD environment.

Assessment Aids

All three of these apps — Quick KeyGrade Ninja, and WISE — are available on iTunes and Google Play, but there are more.

Electronic Note Taking

Expression

Students need multiple ways to share and express themselves, particularly verbally and with pictures. This is part of transliteracy.

Cloud Syncing

Graphic Design and Infographics

Color Selection

Presentations

Blogging

Written Expression

Link Sharing

More  (from the blog section)

If you’re working with multiple apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Evernote and need to search across them in one shot, take a look at Xendo (http://xen.do) – gives you a personal, private Google-like search across all your apps.

8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-interactive-video-tools-resources

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/12-types-of-blog-posts/

#1: How-to’s and Tutorials

#2: Lists

#3: Resources or Link Lists

#4: Cheat Sheets, Checklists and To-do’s

#5: Reviews

#6: Controversial Posts

#7: Infographics

#8: Podcast Show Notes

#9: Videos

#10: Interviews

#11: Guest Posts

#12: Blog Series

Infographics: how to create them…

here are links to the tools:

http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971, http://uplifted.net/marketing/top-3-free-generator-tools-to-create-an-infographic-online/, http://www.edudemic.com/diy-infographics/

http://piktochart.com/

http://infogr.am/

http://create.visual.ly/

Caitlin Bagley’s Slideshare presentation:
http://www.slideshare.net/ALATechSource/bagley-31849582

 

bagley_infographics_workshop (PDF file ready to download)
Establishing Credibility
The primary focus of using infographics is not to teach them how to create, but rather to interpret dataTeach students not to fear numbers, and how to read it.Before we create, make sure we know how to read critically infographics

What are Infographics? Definition:

  • they’re the merging of art and information on charts to highlight specific bits of information.
  • Portmanteau of Information + Graphic

Data Sources: where do you get your data from?
From the library dbases:
http://stcloud.lib.mnscu.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=REF&_ga=1.193545069.1129885410.1422389529
From the Internet:
US CensusStatistical Ready Reference (Data Planet)
Simmons OneView
S&P NetAdvantage

Tools: Piktochart, Infogr.am, Easel.ly

What do you want to achieve?
1.Learn about statistics resources at the library
2.Be aware of the ramifications of bad data.