DIY Toolkit: How To Make An Infographic

October 12, 2015
By Educator Innovator

As a part of its “Teach Youth Radio” collection, Youth Radio recently developed a multimedia lesson introducing the concept of visualizing data in powerful and effective formats. This two-part tutorial on making infographics uses examples from recent stories coupled with video conversations between adult and youth staff. Much of this work supports the Common Core ELA standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

Below is an excerpt from the “DIY Toolkit: How To Make An Infographic”:

SHOW, DON’T TELL. That’s the general idea of infographics, which use visuals to make numbers/stats/processes easier to understand. While it’s easy to enjoy a well crafted infographic, creating one can be challenging. What type of visual fits your data? How should you style your graphic? What tools can you use to create infographics without starting from scratch? See more  ›

Making an infographic is a multistep process, so we’ll break this tutorial into two parts. In this lesson, we’ll walk you through the basics of making your own infographic, depending on the data at hand. See more ›

By Soraya Shockley & Teresa Chin
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Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at Youth Radio.