Teaching with Infographics
I was always a visual learner in school, creating graphs and little pictures to understand larger concepts or theories. That’s why I understand and appreciate the growing idea of infographics in education.
Edudemic recently touched on why infographics have a place in the classroom—
Think about it: Take a large idea, and break in down into tiny, easy-to-grasp tidbits of information. Put those pieces together in one, simple visual. By doing so, you create a steady flow of ideas of one larger concept. As Edudemic points out, while these visuals alone are in no way to take place of entire lessons and long-term learning, it’s important to understand their value in the short-term: Like charts and graphs, infographics can help students learn the basic fundamentals of a lesson. Take your lesson plan—are there any complex lessons you could break down into an easy-to-understand visual? Try it out!
While I’ve only used Visual.ly, here’s an extensive blog post with Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources.
Unfamiliar with infographics? Check out Rick Mans infographic ON infographics!