I have a strong preference for visual learning so love the idea of infographic use to aid conceptualisation and synthesis. There is also strong evidence that visual material can aid processing for students with dyslexia and other literacy difficulties, so I strongly advocate the use of visual resources to support access for all.
This is reblogged from my post on Daily Genius.
Infographics are a powerful way to synthesize data and information, making it easy to conceptualize a message with a glance. For this reason, they are becoming a popular medium in marketing and presentations because they are visually engaging and simultaneously informative.
INFOGRAPHICS AS ASSESSMENT
This year for the first time, I asked my students to create an Infographic as their culminating project for our study of the Civil Rights movement. I wanted them to give a presentation, but also wanted to move away from the traditional PowerPoints or poster sessions that they have done in the past. I liked the idea of them learning to present content effectively in a creative medium, and infographics are perfect for that. For this, I elected to use my favorite tool for creating professional looking infographics, Venngage.
Venngage offers many powerful and free resources…
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