Infographics (a clipped compound of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.
They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends (Source: Wikipedia)
Learn More - Read InfoGraphics Blog Entries
Helpful Chrome Add-Ons and/or Extensions
- Insert Icons into Slides: Creating an infographic in Google Slides? Use this Google Slides add-on to find icons/images for insertion into your infographic. Special Thanks to Kathy Miller (Twitter: @millerk813) for the suggestion!
- Icons by Noun: Access over one million icons. Special Thanks to Kathy Miller (Twitter: @millerk813) for this suggestion, too!
- Palette: Not sure how colors should look together? Give this one a try. It allows you to "create your own color palette by manipulating the variation and hue colors."
- Fireshot Screenshot Tool: Need a Chrome extension that takes pictures of a web page? Use Fireshot!
How to Get InfoGraphics
1. Login to your Google account
2. Click infographic below that you want to get started with. This will make a copy in your Google Drive.
3. Customize the infographic template in Google Slides/Drawing.
Looking for PowerPoint formatted infographics? Scroll down to the Microsoft Infographics Collection
Contributions from Others
Check out Diana Benner's Infographics Collection
Fill out this online form to get the download link for Diana's awesome Google Drawing templates. It includes a wide variety of curated resources from Google educators, including Diana Benner herself.
You can reach her online via Twitter at the address linked below or read her personal blog. Of course, she is an active TCEA TechNotes blogger.
Connect with Diana Benner (@diben) at dbenner.org
Check out David McGeary's infographics
"As promised, here [are] the first of a few of the Google Drawings pieces I intend to share. If anyone wants to use [these], just click on the image and make a copy. I got rid of most of the text, but left the little icons in the dots.
You can just isolate and replace the images in the dots. I recommend doing an image search by color and usage rights. I also used https://coolors.co/ to get a working color palette for this project. It is one of my favorite tools for design work. "