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Infographics

Overview
Infographics are used to visually represent and demonstrate any number of ideas, sets of data, comparisons, etc.  Expressing and converting text or data into a visual representation will challenge and engage students.  Designing and understanding how to use infographics is essential in the develop visual literacy skills.  

Infographics Examples
Tools

Google Drawing - Students can access this open canvas tool through Google Drive.
Venngage - Login with "Google". Free templates that can be modified for infographics, reports, posters and promotions. There is also an option to design your own.
Piktochart - Login with "Google". Free templates that can be modified for infographics, reports, posters, and presentations. There is also an option to design your own.
Canva - Login with "Google". Infographic templates are just one option for creating digital visuals in Canva.  There is also an option to design your own.
Infogr.am - Login with "Google". Free templates that can be modified for infographics, reports, posters, and presentations.
Easel.ly - Login with "Google". Free templates that can be modified for infographics, reports, posters, and presentations. There is also an option to design your own.
Making it Happen in Your Classroom
Teacher Preparation
Social Media Generators are easy to use and the two below do not require that students create an account.
  1. Determine the infographic requirements
    • Content focus
    • Images, graphs, charts, links, etc.
  2. Push out website link via Classroom (or other method).
  3. Develop a collection plan.  
    1. Collect URL of final product through Google Forms.
    2. Consider having students screenshot final product as an image file and insert into a shared Google Slides presentation 
Lesson Implementation
  1. Have students open up the URL.
  2. Have them select a template or create one from scratch.
  3. Collect URL of final product through Google Forms
  4. Review collected final products.
  5. Optional: Have a class vote using Google Forms on the best infographic.