What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Piktochart is a tool older kids can use to create infographics for any kind of school or personal project. It's all about giving potentially boring or dry info a bit of pizzazz. Filling in chosen templates, kids have freedom to present their info however they like, which requires some serious thought and could be a bit daunting for younger users. It's generally geared toward adults in the workplace creating business presentations, but clearly lends itself to kid use for classroom projects and assignments.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- using supporting evidence
- presenting to others
Thinking & Reasoning
- collecting data
- thinking critically
- analyzing evidence
- producing new content
- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- using and applying technology
- digital creation
Engagement, Approach, Support
Choose from beautifully designed icons and text options, and it's pretty easy to complete a chart that looks professional. Kids who love organizing will be fully engaged here.
On the surface, it may seem like you're just dragging and dropping pretty graphics. But the grouping and organization of info is a skill that requires analytical thinking and will help with future projects.
Video tutorials are available for each step of the process, and they're very detailed. But it's still difficult to figure out a simple task like adding text. Kids can save up to five infographics with the free program.
What's it about?
Teens first choose from available templates -- eight are available with a free account. Combining charts, graphs, text, and graphics, teens can easily assemble and present info using the drag-and-drop interface. Users can export infographics as image files or share their creations via URL, email, and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Is it any good?
The design is fantastic, with modern, charming icons and fonts, and it's possible to make seriously high-quality infographics with Piktochart. That said, it's not totally intuitive and the guidance offered can be confusing. But if they poke around enough, teens can figure out how to use Piktochart for school projects, class presentations, and maybe even just for fun.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what kinds of info might be best represented by a chart. Where do you see charts and graphs in everyday life?
Has the way we absorb information changed over time? Why is it easier to understand a chart than a bunch of text?
|Price:||Free-$39.99/year for educators ($290/year non-educators)|
|Pricing structure:||Paid, Free|