I have had a goal of learning how to create an infographic for some time. Wikipedia defines an infographic as a “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly”. To find the right online tool to create an infographic, I found a blog post written by my favorite EdTech resource, Richard Byrne’s Free Technology 4 teachers ( Three Free Tools for Creating Infographics)
The 3 infographic resources he suggested were:
- Visual.ly (good for analyzing twitter hashtags).
- Easel.ly(a good overall infographic creator)
- Infogr.am (good for making Excel charts standout)
I started with Visually since I did not have to gather any data in order to use the tool. I quickly generated the infographic below analyzing the popular hashtag #edtech:
create infographics with visual.ly
Then I wanted to learn how to use Easel.ly and Infogr.am I did not have any data to plug in which seemed to stall my success. As I procrastinated achieving my goal, Richard Byrne came to the rescue again. His article, Video – How To Create Infographics, included a well made tutorial by librarian Linda Braun explaining the process of creating infographics using Easel.ly and Infogr.am. Check it out:
Another tool Richard mentioned was Zoom.it. This tool allows you to upload an image (such as an infographic) and zoom in on it easily. I found an infographic online and used the image to play with zoom.it:
I collected a small number of resources in pinterest regarding infographics, check out my board!
…now I just need some teachers who would like to use these tools….