I like these infographics about infographics.
The beauty of these is that they can be a really simple project for the younger students or something very complicated for high school students.
Example of a 4th Grade Infographic made with Pixie3
Here are some resources
- Infographic as a creative assessment (video by Kathy Schrock)
- Steps to teach infographics (slide show)
- TED Video Visualizing Information (video)
- Teaching with Infographics, (NYTimes Learning Network Article)
- Creating and Using Infographics in the Elementary Classroom (blog post)
- Creating Infographics with Middle School Students (blog post)
- Anatomy of an Infographic (blog post)
- 9th Grade Biology
- DNA Structure
- Genetic or Infectious Disease
- Mark Zuckerburg on Privacy
- 12 College Student Examples created with Pikochart
- They Draw, They Cook (this would be a great for foreign language or younger students)
There are many new web 2.0 tools out there to create infographics, here are a few.
- Easel.ly – themes and you can add text and images.
- Infogr.am – similar to easel.ly, but has more tools for creating graphs.
- Visual.ly – the create tool is is not very robust on this one, but it has huge amounts of infographics from all topics.
You can also use professional tools like Photoshop, Illustrator or inDesign or basic software like Publisher or Word. The students at Edwards use Pixie3 to create theirs.
Kathy Shrock has an entire web page dedicated to Infographics as an Assessment with videos, tutorials, examples and more.
As always, if you are interested in trying this in your classroom, contact me to help!