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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Pros and Cons of Five Popular Infographic Creation Tools

Last year Randy Krum, the author of Cool Infographics, was kind enough to share some advice for teachers who are thinking about having students design infographics. That advice was followed by my list of seven important take-aways from his book. Last week Randy published a new piece that teachers will find helpful when planning an infographic creation activity for students.

In 5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics Randy Krum goes beyond just posting a list. He breaks-down the pros and cons of five popular tools and which tools are best for reaching different objectives. He gives glowing marks to Piktochart for its ease of use and helpful tutorials.

One thing that I'll add to Randy's list is Canva's new iPad app. If your students' primary devices are iPads, check out the Canva iPad app.

Applications for Education
Creating an infographic can be a good way to get students to dive into data analysis. While an infographic doesn't replace the need for creating a thorough presentation or paper, a well-crafted infographic can be an excellent addition to a student's research presentation.