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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Easily Add Charts to Infographics With Easelly

Easel.ly is an online tool for creating infographics. I've reviewed a couple of times in the past on this blog. The latest update to Easelly introduced a tool for creating charts to incorporate into your infographics. The chart creation tool is a drag-and-drop option that can be found in the Easelly toolbar.

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. In addition to using the built-in creation tools 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.


infographics from easel.ly on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Using Easel.ly could be a good way for students to create visual representations of what they learned through a research assignment. I've also seen infographic assignments used in place of traditional book report assignments.