Level 2 Integrating EdTechs in Natural Science: The Scientific Method

2.2 Define the problem

Key Questions

  • How do I teach learners to manage information and data as part of the scientific method?
  • How can EdTech integration support learners’ to develop the skills and processes to access and recall information, sort and classify and observe and compare information and data?
  • How can EdTech integration support problem identification?

Managing information and data as part of the scientific method

Explore the cognitive and practical process and design skills that learners need to develop at the start of the scientific method.

Create an infographic

Now that you have learnt about infographics, create one yourself.

You can use different EdTech tools to create infographics such as Canva, Venngage or Piktochart.

You can create and download unlimited designs in Canva, but there are some restrictions on the number of infographics or designs you can create in Venngage and Piktochart.

Let’s choose Canva for the time being. Read the steps below to find out how you can create your Canva design. ↓↓↓

When you choose images in Canva, always make sure it is the FREE version. Do not choose anything with a $ sign or Canva watermark lines over it as you’ll have to pay for it before you can download your design.

Create an infographic for your learners explaining the steps in the scientific method. You can make it as detailed as or simplified as is required for your learners.

Do background research. Go back to Module 1 and review some of the resources shared there or search online.

Sort your research into headings either digitally or on paper to help you organise your thoughts.

Create an account in Canva. Remember to write down the email address and password you used for your Canva account.

*PRO TIP* Use your Gmail account – it makes it easier to sign in each time. You just need to give Canva permission to access your Google Drive.

Search in Canva for the Infographics templates. See the image below if you’re unsure how to do this.

Remember to search for an infographic based on the structure and not the style of your infographic. This means, you need to find an infographic template with a timeline or enough steps as needed for your design.

Once you’ve chosen your template, just click on it and you’ll see it appear on the page. Edit and add your own text.

Name your file. As you work it will automatically save while you are online.

When you are done, download your completed infographic as an image file (PNG or JPEG).

As you can see, you can also download your CANVA creations as PDFs.

Share your infographic

Upload the image file of your infographic using the tab on the right. You will use the bottom tab because it is a file that you are uploading.

Reflect on One Pagers and Infographics

Before we move on, reflect on your learning process when working with infographics and specifically how you can use this with learners.

Mark this unit as complete before you move on to the next unit.

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