Monday, February 23, 2009

Infographic: How Do People Spend Their Days

How do Americans spend their time? This infographic shows you.

• The word infographic is slang
for "informational graphic"; any map, chart, or diagram used to analyze an event, object or place.

• This infographic is made with a computer program called Flash. Flash is program for creating interactive features for websites.

Student Assignment:
Samantha, Rachel

Roll over and click onto this graphic. Spend several minutes clicking around and reading the information that pops up. Take notes as you do this.

Write a brief story -- five sentences -- about this infographic. What do you find most surprising and interesting about how people are spending their time?

Link to the website of The New York Times and include a screen grab or image of the infographic. Ms. Moorhead can show you how to do make a screen grap.

Remember to include the basics -- also known as the five W's -- of a news story:

• Who
• What
• When
• Where
• Why

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