I’ve looked longingly at infographics for some time now. Succinct and attention-grabbing, they encourage creators and users to edit and pare back information, focusing on what is essential.
This morning, I finally discovered piktochart, a site that I can use easily to create useable infographics and created this one about reading effectively in a foreign language.
I also thought that it would be great to use with students for revision, reinforcement and extension. I’m going to try out these ideas:
1. Students create an infographic for a grammar point of their choice and use that to teach the point to a different group of students.
2. Students create infographic which shows what has been learned from a particular topic or unit.
3. Students create an infographic to show character or plot development.
4. Students create an infographic to summarise the key points about a topic
I found inspiration for learning with infographics on these two sites:
The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists
Edutopia: Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students’ Reading History
I found piktochart easy to use and the free templates and graphics matched my needs, but the following sites listed some different infographic creators:
10 free tools for creating infographics – Creative Bloq
20+tools to make your own infographic
How to make your own infographics – Razor Social
I’ll let you know how my students get on, but in the meantime, how have you used infographics for learning and teaching?