9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

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

When learners design their own infographics they interpret their data, information, research and facts. Students create a meaningful connection with the data and share with others the important bigger picture the data tells. Infographics can persuade others to act or reflect. The following web tools will help students design awesome infographics. Find more ideas and tips in my presentation, Teaching with Infographics.

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Web Tools and Apps

  • Piktochart has several templates for creating infographics. Also, access a library of free clipart, fonts, graphics and backgrounds.
  • Infogr.am is an infographic creator with graphs and templates.
  •  Venngage is an easy to use infographic maker and graphic design software with drag and drop.
  • Genial.ly is a web tool for creating infographics and interactive visuals.
  • Canva is a web tool and iPad app with infographic templates and lesson plans.
  • Visme allows you to create infographics with cool transitions, animations, and effects.
  • Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert.
  • 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.
  • Easel.ly is another web tool with templates and graphics to create infographics.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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