Why Should Teachers Use Infographics?

If you read Edudemic regularly, you know that we share a lot of infographics here. There are a number of reasons for that: they’re popular, easy to understand, and quick to read – all important qualities for teachers who don’t have a ton of time on their hands. The combination of text and graphics  helps many readers remember the information more easily.

The handy infographic below takes a look at infographics. A sort of self-evaluation, of sorts. What are infographics? Why bother using them?  How do they fit into education? Keep reading to learn more!

The Power of the Educational Infographic

What is an infographic, anyway? 

An infographic is a visual display of information, data, and knowledge. It makes information simple.

Why use an infographic?

Research on Bloom’s Taxonomy, the brain, connected learning, and Gagne’s events supports the use of infographics.

What are the benefits of using infographics?

It gives solutions at your fingertips. Infographics are simple, clickable, printable, collaborative, and shareable, among many other qualities.

Can infographics change education?

Infographics bring the educational world together, and help share experiences and encourage innovation and collaboration.

What is the reach of a typical infographic?

If sharing on just one social media outlet, an infographic from Mia MacMeekin’s site (the creator of the infographic below) reaches about 200,000 views in 5 months.

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4 Comments

  1. College

    February 6, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Good idea…! It should be apply in all schools and colleges to help students and teachers.

  2. Theo Shatagin

    February 6, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I’m sorry, I don’t agree. I can ‘t display them; they’re unreadable. I can ‘t print them; no printer I have access to handles the paper needed. As important, they tend to be cluttered and lack focus. Remember all those awful PowerPoints?

  3. TIFF

    February 10, 2014 at 7:43 am

    What is the best or some of the best sites for info graphics?

    • Jeremy Kalbstein

      March 12, 2014 at 5:44 am

      Hi Tiff – Try visual.ly, infogr.am, piktochart, and prezi for starters. Please contact me if you would like some further direction.