10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics 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 ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Infographics for the Art Challenged I've been interested in infographics for a couple years now. The best ones do a fantastic job organizing complex ideas, sharing information through a mix of visuals and text. In fact they provide a unique opportunity to study (or practice!) the relationship between text and image for conveying ideas. Infographics are an excellent alternative to research papers when teachers want students to practice the skills of research, organiziation and analysis without taking the time to write (or grade!)
Top 10 Online Tools to Create Infographics Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization. Imagine the difference in conveying the beauty of Irises by telling someone about them vs showing them the Iris painting by Van Gogh. There is a world of difference in an image and how much information it can pass through to the viewer. Infographics convey a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo. It is easy to absorb the information and much more fun than reading through a written article and much more likely to be shared. Most people create infographics so that they will be shared with others and so that they can quickly condense a theme or idea into one image. 46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? The 46 tools below, curated by Faisal Khan, are a good place to start.
By the Numbers: Infographics, cont. Are you growing tired of Infographics yet? We've finished round one of the Infographic Project, with lots of interesting feedback. You'll see student samples throughout this post--the best of the lot; most of them, quite frankly, didn't quite get it, for reasons I'll discuss below. 20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics 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 prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.
How to Make Your Data Pretty? Utilize These Data Visualization Tools Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to understand million rows of data and you are short on time. The data might be coming from different sources and you may need to compile it to get a holistic view to make a decision on it. In order to make the meaning of the information effectively, Data Visualization is an important answer.Data Visualization is an art for visual communication which enhances the expression of data in to one collective graphic for anyone to digest and action upon. The best of the data visualizations explain something complex in a digestible format and expose something underlying which cannot be visible to the naked eye.
A history teacher uses the oil spill for a student design project Devon ThomasStudents in Diana Laufenberg’s 11th grade history class discuss the infographics they created in a three-week project on environmental disasters. From left to right, the students are Ryan Francis, Luna Frank-Fischer, and Kern Clarke. To close Infographics Week here on The Learning Network, I invited a classroom teacher (and self-described “fanatic” about the use of infographics in education) to detail a project I first heard her talk about on a National Writing Project-affiliated podcast called “Teachers Teaching Teachers.” Diana Laufenberg has been a public school social studies teacher for the last thirteen years, eight at the middle school level and five in high school.
Five Free Infographic Templates Infographics are a powerful tool for capturing the attention of your target audiences. In fact, businesses that publish infographics grow their traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t. The hard part, of course, is finding the time and resources to create these infographics. That’s why we’ve created five fully customizable infographic templates that will give you the inspiration and foundation you need to build your own infographics right in PowerPoint.
10 Visual Storytelling Rules Every Digital Marketer Needs to Know Long ago, storytellers were wise old men and women who conveyed tales of the ancients and lessons learned through the ages. Later, stories were told by authors, playwrights and directors. But thanks to technology, anyone can now become a storyteller, a reporter and a publisher. Create Infographics With Piktochart It seems like every day I find a new infographic on at least one of the blogs that I follow. This is because a good infographic can deliver a lot of information in an easy-to-understand format. If you would like to have your students try their hands at creating infographics, Piktochart is a good tool to use. Piktochart provides seven free infographic templates. Each template can be customized by changing the colors, fonts, icons, and charts on each template. If you need more space on the template, you can add more fields at the bottom of the templates.
How to make an infographic online: five essential free tools Given the popularity of infographics, you’d be wise to consider using them to help achieve your content marketing goals. They can be great for social sharing, blog fodder and inbound links. The last time I created an infographic I used – wait for it - Microsoft Excel. Thankfully there are now some far better options, and they're surprisingly easy to use. I have compiled five of online tools that will help you to create infographics.
How to Choose Color Schemes for Your Infographics Let’s be honest: None of us, not even those of us who are designers, were born with an innate sense of color. In fact, when we were children, we most likely experimented with colors and didn’t even apply them in a way that reflected what we saw in real life. In our imaginary world, a green sun, a pink giraffe or a yellow tree made perfect sense. But step by step, over the years, we learned to reflect exactly what we saw in the real world and began to draw a yellow sun, a tan giraffe with brown splotches and a green tree. When we venture into the world of do-it-yourself infographic design, this same learning process takes place. At first, so many colors and options may lead us to spend hours at a time trying to find just the right combination–or simply lead us to consider hiring someone else to do it for us.