Take advantage of this trend to give your students a great visual tool!
After seeing this format of informational displays all over pinterest, I noticed that most of the available infographics were used persuasively.
I saw plenty of environmental and political data as well as great stats for a wide variety of topics. I decided to start putting together some educational infographics that could be used in the classroom to display content.
Math students LOVE having these as a reference. They are so helpful for my visual learners.
You can give a very specific list of what must be included within the topic or allow students a little more freedom. Here are a few samples:
- Create an infographic that serves as a study guide or graphic organizer explaining mitosis.
- Develop an infographic that is a resource for a student writing a five-paragraph essay.
- Make an infographic that organizes what you consider the most important events that led to World War II.
Here are some sites and tools that your students can use:
* Piktochart (a free tool for designing infographics)
* Easel.ly (a free tool for original content)
* Classroom Clipart (free images for students to use)
Note: These are NOT for commercial use. Please make sure each is appropriate for your students and grade level before using.
You can place any information that you feel is most important for them to remember about each topic.
Students really love having these as study guides.
They can remember the concepts because they can visualize the way that the infographic presented the information.
I leave a space on the left of each tall half-page, so we can easily 3 hole punch them for binders.
I like to place two infographics on a page and make them the full height of the portrait-style paper. They fit perfectly in binders, but they also look great cut out individually and laminated as bookmarks.
Click here to download the basic template page I use to create infographics with this format in Power Point. There is not much to it, but it has worked out to be a great size and shape to work with if you want to give it a try.