My Digital Life

Q4. Portrait of a Digital Learner

3. My Digital Life


In the previous Quests, you examined how your preferences influence your schoolwork. You then used your preferences to evaluate new technology tools and options for customizing your working environment. In this final Quest, you will use your planning document to reflect on your experiences and determine which ones to add to your digital life moving forward or that you still want to learn about. In this Quest, you will create an infographic to visually communicate and share what you have learned with others. 

I Can Statements

  • explain how my type preferences influence my school work
  • select technology tools to develop my non-preferred preferences
  • communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively


Infographic: An infographic is a visual representation of information.

Graphic features: Graphic features are photographs, drawing, maps, charts, and diagrams that accompany the text to add meaning for the reader.

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary

You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link


  1. Watch this video about Infographics twice.
    • Focus your first viewing on getting the gist--what is an infographic
    • Focus your second viewing on the "what," "why," and "how" of infographics.
  2. Use these questions to check for understanding before you proceed: 
    • What graphical features are used in an infographic? 
    • Why is an infographic an effective way to creatively communicate a message? 
    • How is information organized?

3. There are a number of free infographics tools available on the web. The steps in this Quest feature Canva. There are other creative ways to share what you learned, and some are listed in the "Additional Resources" section. Your teacher may suggest using an alternative tool.

Canva—Design Anything. 

Canva is a content creation tool with drag-and-drop features and customizable layouts. You can create a variety of design types within minutes and attend "Design School" to develop your inner designer and add new skills to your digital life. 

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Additional Resources

External LinkDigital Infographic Tools

Other creative ways, you can share what you learned with others, are available in Thing 17. Creative Communications

4. Use this Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Media chart  to consider different ways to effectively communicate your learning. You may find it helpful to bookmark or make a copy of the chart for future use throughout the 21 Things.

  1. Learn how to use Canva: Find the tools you'll need to create your digital learner infographic and some design tips and tricks by completing the Canva Design School tutorials for beginners.

Here's how: 
A. Select a tutorial from this list.

B. Review "What you'll learn."
C. Select "Start tutorial" button to begin.

D. "Learn" heading new concepts and/or skills.
E. Follow directions and practice new skills in the "Do" column.

Complete tasks when prompted

F. Use "Hints" located at the bottom of pages as needed. 

Hints at bottom of screen

Complete tasks when prompted

6. Try the following process for preparing to create an Infographic for any course topic or assignment:

1.  Research your topic. 


 Identify key take aways

  • Review your 3. My Digital LIfe Planning Document.
  • Revisit your TypeFinder personality test results for more ideas.
3.  Choose a Template to start from scratch.

 Sketch it out on paper or using a digital graphic organizer.

  • Organize your most important points into headings and subheadings.
  • Visualize your key takeaways. Where can you incorporate icons and charts?
  • Use keywords, phrases, bullet points, and/or summary statements to communicate supporting points.

 Customize your template or layout to bring your sketch to life. 


 Seek feedback & Revise it


7. Publish and share your Infographic:

To download a copy of your infographic from Canva:

  • Select  the white Download button from the menu bar.
  • Select a file format from the "File type" dropdown menu. 
  • Select the Download button at the bottom of the dropdown menu to get a copy of your work. 

Or, to copy your infographic URL to share:

  • Select the "Share" button from the menu bar.
  • Change the sharing permissions by selecting the "Share a link to" dropdown menu. 
  • Select "Copy link" and paste the link in an email or other way your teacher or coach have suggested you use.

Completing this Quest

Share the link for your infographic with your instructor (or post it following your teacher's directions). 

Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap

awardiconI have completed the Quests as assigned by my teacher.
Go to the graduation page for this Thing.

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Creative Communicator
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.