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Friday, May 11, 2012

Easily Create Infographics with Easel.ly

Infographics are all over the web right now because they can be great for displaying and sharing information. If you have wanted to try making infographics or try having your students make them, but were worried that you needed to possess some talent for design, you need to try Easel.ly.

Easel.ly is a great tool for creating infographics that I learned about from Larry Ferlazzo. Easel.ly provides a canvas on which you can build your own infographic by dragging and dropping pre-made design elements. You can use a blank canvas or build upon one of Easel.ly's themes. If Easel.ly doesn't have enough pre-made elements for you, you can upload your own graphics to include in your infographic. Your completed infographic can be exported and saved as PNG, JPG, PDG, and SVG files. Watch the video below for an overview of Easel.ly.



Applications for Education
If you have had students try to make infographics on paper in the past, give Easel.ly a look. By creating their infographics on Easel.ly students can easily experiment with lots of designs. When your students have finished creating their infographics, drop them into Zoom.it to easily embed their work into blog posts and webpages.

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