As teachers, we’re preparing learners for careers that may not even exist yet. It’s often quoted that Gen-Y can expect to have up to seven different jobs in their lifetimes. As such, it’s pretty important that we’re equipping students with a range of transferable skills that enable them to survive and thrive in the future.
Increasingly skills such as critical analysis, collaboration, information gathering and dissemination will become the new black in a tight employment market.
Visual ly is a site enabling users to create and share data visualisation and infographics. Applications? Many! In a nutshell, you could either search for existing Visual-ly posters project and discuss OR create your own!
Towards the end year as students revise for exams, it would be a great way for them to show deeper understanding of texts studied throughout the year. It would pay to have sessions during the year so everyone knew how to create a Visual-ly but this seems like a fantastic way to encourage deeper level thinking, make links within and between texts, demonstrate personal insight and present responses to texts.
It could also be used to:
- Present material gathered during research assignments
- Plan answers for exam questions
- Break down complex subject matter