What are Infographics?

Infographics (information graphics, data visualization, information design, or information architecture) are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

Infographics in Education

Many teachers are using infographics in their classrooms. Check the following links from The Learning Network, New York Times blog:

The best Times infographics for social studies, history, civics and economics

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Immigration Explorer

The best Times infographics for science and health

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The best Times inforaphics for English language arts, fine arts and entertainment

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Check these links to see more infographics:

Infographics on Technology and STEM Education
Great Infographics of 2012 on Visualy.ly Blog
Cool Infographics Gallery
Infographics as a Creative Assessment

I hope all these links inspired you to create your own infographics and you would like to know how to create them.

How to Create Infographics?

it's time-consuming to create infographics in Illustrator and Photoshop. In this fifteen minute video below Linda Braun explains how to create an infographic with free online tools.

Creating infographics | screencast tutorial from School Library Journal on Vimeo.

Three Free Tools for Creating Infographics

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Easel.ly provides a canvas on which you can build your own infographic by dragging and dropping pre-made design elements.

This is an Easel.ly tutorial for educators:

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Infogr.am is an online tool for creating interactive charts and graphs.

infogr.am comes with many templates, so you can just pick one that suites your infographic and start adding your data:
  • pictures from your computer
  • data from your Excel sheet
  • quotes
  • publish and share your infographics via twitter, facebook, pinterest or embed in your website.

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Visual.ly allows you to see the best infographics on the web all in one place and submit your designs to get exposure and feedback.