Data visualization can help language learners process difficult concepts, visualize research, or understand a process. Data visualization is great for teaching Business English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Instead of getting students to just write essays, have them conduct research and create infographics with their findings. You can also have students analyze infographics in pairs or small groups. Below, find web tools , apps, templates and resources for learning with infographics. For lesson ideas and activities, check out our webinar recording, Teaching with Infographics.
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Recommended Web Tools and Apps
- Piktochart is my favorite way to create infographics with clipart, templates, fonts, and more in their library.
- Infogr.am is an infographic creator with graphs and templates.
- Canva is a free web tool and iPad app for creating social media posters, infographics, digital poster projects and more. Get access to templates and some free images and icons. Check out Canva’s resources for creating awesome infographics here.
- Genial.ly is a free web tool for creating infographics and interactive visuals.
- Smore is a free web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images. Some teachers have used this web tool to create infographics.
- Visme allows you to create a few free infographics with cool transitions and effects.
- Check out this fantastic Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert.
- Visual.ly lets you create an infographic comparing your Twitter account to a celebrity’s or peer’s account.
- Creating infographics with Powerpoint.
- Check out these resources to find lesson ideas for teaching with infographics:
- Need guides for creating infographics? Try these resources:
- Want to find infographics to teach Business English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), or any other topic?
- For more information on teaching and creating with infographics, check out these resources:
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