So on Thursday, I am presenting at the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Lawton and I am presenting my work as a poster on the Teacher Flight Project.
So I will be honest, when I heard I got a poster, I swore a little and thought, dang it now i have to make a poster. And on conferences where I need to fly, I often leave them at the site and after all that work only a few people see them.
I am trying something new, for this conference, I made a series of 4 Infographics using Pictochart. This an interactive infographic maker that will allow users to interact with my data.
Why did I try this new approach?
Since i am studying teachers leaving Oklahoma and I recruited through social media, I want to share my results in these same venues. I also want to create ways to share the research with leaders in our state. Infographics are the way to do that. Also the data is more interesting, if you can interact with it, rather than a static image – so the Piktochart graphics allow me to do that. I can also print out the graphics and place them on the poster board like any other poster.
I think this is the best of both worlds, so I will be able to share my results at the conference and with a wider audience through social media.
I will be sharing my graphics as I present on Thursday so please come back to it. The direct link will be http://bit.ly/okteachers but it will be on this blog.
Looking forward to interacting with you and the conference attendees later this week.