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 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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