I recently received via Twitter (thank you Erin Luong @EHordyskiLuong) a very interesting infographic about technology and teaching. You can click on the image to the left to see the full size infographic. Information graphics (Infographs), are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can help process information by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.
Infographics are not new, but recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world.
Last week I downloaded a PowerPoint presentation that was a tutorial on how to make an infographic, and included templates that you can customize. You can download it from this link: PowerPoint Infographic Templates. There are also several infographic making sites available online. Piktochart and infogr.am are two of these that offer a free option.
I will be playing with these to see how I might be able to incorporate them into my teaching and coaching… possibly in conveying statistical information to parents or boosters.
You Can Do More… including making infographics to better convey complex data!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org