46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

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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. And with the sheer quantity and variety–from sources of data and models to tools that create them (including our personal favorite, piktochart), you can almost certainly find something to use in your classroom that’s not too pricey, that works for your grade level, and that isn’t blacked by your district’s incredibly frustrating filter.

  • faisalkhan99

    I have updated the list to now include 67 sources. Thank you for sharing on your website. Much appreciated.

  • Silvia Mazzoni

    Wow…!!! I LOVE Infographics and I do believe that they can be really helpful in many many educational areas and subjects. I already experienced just few from this list: Prezi, Dipity and Gapminder with concrete class activities that result in lot of fun and engaging learning for my students (Gapminder Use in Essay-writing Lessons http://silviamazzoni.edublogs.org/2013/07/19/gapminder-use-in-essay-writing-lesson/). Thank you for sharing!

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  • CattyPT

    http://www.topcigarettesbrands.info/ also has lot of statistics in an interactive maps. I need to experiment. And some of the others look interesting, too. Great leads! I’m going to be playing with these for a while.

  • aleena rose

    An enormous round of applause, continue the great work.
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  • Nico

    Great list of tools for the classroom. One addition I’d recommend is http://youzign.com, which is an online piece of graphics software that can be used to create infographics.

  • sclemBI

    Great list, thanks for sharing. A handful of timely/recent blogs on data visualization technology: http://www.piraeusconsulting.com/blog/tag/telerik/