Infogr.am

There are quite a few websites available to make infographics. I’ll introduce one today: Infogr.am.

Here are a few examples from the “featured” page:

This one is from someone who is an expat (= expatriate) living in Italy. She’s even got a real-time clock. A creative way to introduce a great discussion topic — living abroad.

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This one makes this popular topic very easy to understand. To my students: the only thing I think that is missing here is source citations (where did she get her information?)

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And this one has some interesting information about the role of women in computer science:

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To make your own infographics, you need to register with an e-mail address, or through Facebook or Twitter. It will then immediately ask if you want to upgrade. Just click on the “x”, and then you’ll be taken to your home page which looks like this:

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Next, you’ll create your own. First, choose from template designs: infographic or chart. Once in editing mode, you can add photos and YouTube or Vimeo videos. You can also add data to make your own word clouds, or maps.

Or you could just make a simple chart to show off the fact that you finished your Summer Notebook Challenge:

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Or make an infographic of the places you’ve visited (this one is a work in progress):

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