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Infographics for Teachers

published by Mimi Knibbs

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Why?
Why Teachers Should Use Infographics
70% of human sensory receptors are in the eyes [1]
83% of human learning occurs visually [2]
Nearly 50% of your brain engages in processing visual imput [1]
Humans remember:   10% of what is heard 20% of what is read 80% of what is seen [3]
How?
How Teachers Should Use Infographics
Instructional Graphics
Student Assessment [6]
Good graphics make information easily accessible [4]
Graphics make relationships between items and even statistics easy to understand [5]
Graphics enable that rare occurrence:  Crossover between Math and Language Arts [4]
Students present topics or issues through an infographic.
Students create timeline infographics.
Students use  infographics to present news articles
Students compare the past and present of a place using a map and other graphics
Students use infographics to review books
1:  Merieb, E. N. & Hoehn, K. (2007). Human Anatomy & Physiology 7th Edition, Pearson International Edition. 2:  “Presenting Effective Presentations with Visual Aids” by U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and Education, May 1996. The Noun Project 3:  “Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication” by Paul Martin Lester, California State University at Fullerton, 1994–1996. *Sources 1, 2&3 quoted from http://neomam.com/interactive/13reasons/ 4:  Alison McCartney: http://blog.visual.ly/how-to-turn-infographics-into-effective-teaching-tools/ 5:  http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fvisual.ly%2Finfographic-infographics&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHx9F6eWlh7szE8dnyzqjtig0N3TQ 6:  https://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/tlb/how-do-you-teach-students-to-use-infographics-in-the-classroom/ 7:  http://visual.ly/infographic-infographics Images:  https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14438873379_3fb4e605de_o.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14599057004_984399e790_o_d.jpg https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6202/6135892717_89c00d7513_o.jpg https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2449/4015686291_527105706b_o_d.png
Where?
“90% of information absorbed by the brain is visual” [7]
What's stopping you from using Infographics in your classroom?
When?
Free Online Infographic  Tools
These a just a few of the many free online infographic tools available.
infogr.am/
visual.ly/
www.easel.ly/
venngage.com/
www.dipity.com/
piktochart.com