Have you heard of the term “INFOGRAPHICS”?
If yes, Have you ever thought of using it in your classroom??
Infographics are a visual representation of information, facts or knowledge that needs to be passed on to the viewer. It is easier to communicate a message or present large amounts of data meaningfully through Infographics.
Well, Infographics is a great way to teach visual learners as they learn best visually and have strong visualization skills. They can look up and grab the information that’s hidden, invisibly written or drawn. They are really observant and cannot miss the information if presented in a visual form. Not only visual learners, but anyone prefers to learn by seeing than reading from books. It is very easy to digest the gist of things when the facts are broken down into easy-to-digest chunks. in the form of diagram or posters which helps the students to learn at an accelerated rate.
Infographics can change the way we learn, the way we see information put in front of us. They help us digest that information more effectively and guide us into the direction of drawing important conclusions easily.
Here is a Infographic by Rick Man that identifies the ways we traditionally present information versus the visual way we can present information through infographics. His infographic proposes that visual representations help audiences better understand new information and ideas because more than 60 percent of people learn visually.
We as Educators really need to look into this concept of imparting knowledge. We need to remember that inforamtion presented in a visually appealing form is more likely to be remembered and get students engaged in the learning process.
Here are the list of some tools that can be used to create powerful INFOGRAPHICS. We just need to add touch of our creativity to make the best use of them.