"People are more attracted to data and information that are visually organized. This is also the case with our students. If you are able to display correctly then chances are students will grab it quickly. In this regard, infographics are ideal for communicating data through visual cues. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured some awesome tools that teachers can use to create their own infographics but if you are looking for tips on how to create engaging infographics for your class, the graphic below is all that you need..."
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That's been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics?
"Infographics have become an incredibly popular way to display bite-sized bits of information in easy to consume forms of charts, graphics and more. It usually takes quite a bit of designer know-how, patience and some pretty pricey software to get the job done, but thankfully there are quite a few services that aim to make that process a little easier.
We’ve already covered Ease.ly, and introduced you to Visual.ly, as well as some great tools if you’re looking for something more flexible. Now we’re adding Infogr.am to the mix..."
"Infographics are everywhere these days. I've shared a bunch of them on here over the last couple of years. When they are designed well they can provide a good way to interpret and talk about data. Creating an infographic can be a good way to get students to think about they data that they have collected or found in research. In the fifteen minute video below Linda Braun explains how to create an infographic and some of the nuances of the better infographics."
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"Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.
From word clouds to network data visualizations, infographics have become a primary format for content in a relatively short period of time. Although the ‘infographic’ is nothing new, its proliferation and evolution has been nothing short of exponential in the past few years.
Whether you love them or hate them, the rising popularity of infographics can’t be denied."
"They allow students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex information in a quick and clear manner. This combined with the brain research to support why infographics are so effective gives teachers a powerful new tool to use for teaching and learning..."
"Infographics worden steeds vaker gebruikt om een verhaal over te brengen. Beelden spreken mensen sneller aan dan letters. Dus toch maar eens op zoek gegaan naar een mooi programma of een handige tool om me te helpen om ook mooie infographics te maken..."
"What it is: Piktochart is a great web app that makes it easy to create your own infographics. Piktochart has free and premium options. With the free version, there are a handful of themes to choose from. Premium themes are also available, if you are so inclined. After you choose a theme, the next job is to change the mood and edit the information on the chart. Students can add shapes, graphics (uploaded), theme graphics, and text to the infographic. Students can add a chart where they manually input data or upload a cvc file. This is especially helpful if they have been data collecting in another program. There are some features that are only available to pro users. Not to worry, there are enough available for free that you can make a pretty rockin’ infographic that gets the point (or data) across..."
"Infographics are becoming great educational materials to use in both teaching and learning. By definition an infographic is a visual representation of data. This representation is multi-modal in the sense that it can have different forms of text : flowcharts, diagrams images, and many more. What makes Infographics so popular is their visual attractiveness..."
The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the alphabet, human achievement has been tied closely with how we put our thoughts across.
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
Het gaat langzaam maar zeker: online verschijnen steeds meer tools waarmee de ijverige leek zelf infographics kan maken. Wat je zelf nog nodig hebt is een kleine dataset. Klinkt al ingewikkeld, maar eigenlijk ben je er al ...
"From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...
A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations..."
"Infographics zijn erg populair, het is een goede manier om grote complexe ideeën of onderzoeksresultaten te presenteren. Het maakt data overzichtelijk en inzichtelijk voor een groter publiek. Maar wat maakt een infographic een goede infographic? In dit artikel 5 tips voor het maken van een goede infographic..."