I decided to create an infographic about sexual assault in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month happening through April. I wanted to create an infographic that I could share with others, just to relay some knowledge about the subject. My plan is to distribute these at work during the month of April and at our Violence Resource Fair at UWM (April 27th).
As I created this infographic, I took note of some things I had to do in order to be successful. First I needed to do my research. I wanted to present correct information, so I went to various websites, gathered what I felt was important, and got that ready to add to my graphic. Pulling the research together was actually fun to do because I felt I had a purpose for it. I feel that high school students would feel the same way. Students would engage in this activity because they feel a sense of purpose for it .
I used Piktochart to create my beautiful infographic. This website was amazing! They had so many templates to choose from. Choosing a template actually took me a lot of time, but there was a good reason for it. I wanted to find a template that expressed the mood and didn’t have clutter. I wanted my composition to be neat and appealing to the eye to best share my knowledge. I also had to make decisions about which icons and pictures worked best with the theme of each statement. All my decisions started to come together to create a digital writing piece I would happily share.
Creating my infographic was a lot of fun and engaged me in the subject matter I was attending to. Jenkins writes, “The individual is willing to go through the grind because there is a goal or purpose that matters to the person.When that happens, individuals are engaged, whether that be the engagement in professional lives or the learning process or the engagement that some find through playing games” (23). Students can play around with something (like creating piktocharts) and learn about the subject matter teachers want. And students feel they have accomplished something with purpose, maybe even something they would be willing to share.
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