Infographics in the Classroom
We are becoming increasingly visual people. Your students are used to nonstop visual media that may make focusing in a traditional lecture-type setting difficult. So, why not opt for something a little more appealing? An infographic, perhaps!
Infographics, also known as information graphics, can help you introduce lots of information to your students in a very visual and interesting way. You can find infographics for a wide range of subjects for whatever you may be teaching.
For example, I gathered some infographics that could be used to prepare students for the upcoming elections in November; here are three infographics to help you teach about our party system, voting, and some US history:
- Right versus Left. Help students understand the differences between the ideologies using this appropriately red, white and blue infographic.
- This infographic highlights important people on the national and global stage who were born in the US.
- Talk about voting statistics with this fascinating infographic.
- You can even have students create their own! (http://visual.ly/)
Have you found any interesting infographics on the Web? We have a large collection over on our ‘Infographics!’ board on Pinterest!