Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

samsung-793043_1920“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” – Stephen Few

This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Use infographics to introduce a chapter, unit, or lesson. Students can work in small groups to decipher the infographic. Students should also create infographics. Students can conduct scholarly research and an interpret that research in an infographic. When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Download a free pdf of the slides from my presentation, Visualizing Learning with Infographics as Learning Tools. 

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Free Infographic Tools and Apps

  • Piktochart is my favorite way to create infographics with clipart, templates, fonts, and more in their library.
  • Infogr.am is an infographic creator with graphs and templates.
  • Canva is a free web tool and iPad app for creating social media posters, infographics, digital poster projects and more. Get access to templates and some free images and icons. Check out Canva’s resources for creating awesome infographics here.
  • Genial.ly is a free web tool for creating infographics and interactive visuals.
  • Smore is a free web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images. Some teachers have used this web tool to create  infographics.
  • Visme allows you to create a few free infographics with cool transitions and effects.
  • Check out this fantastic Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert.
  • Visual.ly lets you create an infographic comparing your Twitter account to a celebrity’s or peer’s account.
  • Creating infographics with Powerpoint.

More Resources

Challenge: Try one of these ideas to get your students to visualize their learning with infographics.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.

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