Infographics are an engaging way for students to creatively present content and can be used for practically any topic and in any class setting. The visual nature of infographics gives a more lasting impression than a simple text-based essay or presentation. It provides the opportunity for students to research topics, synthesize information and draw conclusions in a style that is interesting and entertaining. The layout can assist with the spatial-temporal reasoning of the reader which makes learning easier. The combination of visuals and text is a powerful learning tool.
1) Think of an idea – make a list of possible ideas for your infographic
2) Create a skeleton & flowchart – this will be your initial draft
3) Choose eye-catching graphics – visuals attract more than text
4) Research – use a variety of reputable sources
5) Provide facts and conclusion – illustrate statistics, make it simple
6) Edit, edit, edit – filter through everything and try to create a narrative
Tools for Creating Infographics (Click on the icon)