The infographic is changing the way we present information. The tool is so effective in large part due to its ability to appeal to visual and abstract learners at the same time as adding a bit of humor and perspective to otherwise bland collections of data. Everywhere one looks on the internet, you’re bound to find an infographic on a subject that interests you. They’re like pictographs on steroids.
Here are a few links to help you become acclimated with and find ways to use infographics in your classroom:
The Daily Inforgraphic does just what the title suggests. It’s a site that posts a new and rather timely inforgraphic each and every day. Subscribe to the site and receive a new infographic daily on the most important topics of the day.
For a closer, more theoretical look at infographics and how we view and create data in general, read the always thought-provoking blog Information Aesthetics. This blog takes a closer look as to how we view data in the 21st century with a keen eye for artistic expression through statistics. It’s not only a fascinating read for data junkies, but it also provides many different visuals for reading data.
If you think you and/or your students are ready to create your own infographics, EdTech Toolbox provides ten awesome tools for creating your own inforgraphics. Along with the tools, EdTech Toolbox also provides some ideas for how these tools can best be used in the classroom.
What are some infographics you have used with your students? How have you created your own infographics? What’s the best use for infographics?
Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.