in education (all lower case)

Leslie Barrett

Education Specialist: Technology & Library Media Services

ESC Region 13


1. What are Infographics?

Definition, Usage and Popularity of Infographics From Speckboy Design Magazine

Example Analysis

As you look at the following examples think about these questions:

  • What is the main message of this infographic?
  • What types of visuals does the infographic use?
  • In what ways might this infographic (or one like it) support student learning?


What are you thinking?

  • connections to yourself
  • connections to your work
  • connections to student learning
  • connections to your teachers
  • other connections

2. Why use infographics in education?

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TEKS Mini Tour

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ELAR Writing Strand K-12

Students compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.

ELAR Research Strand K-12

Students are expected to know how to locate a range of relevant sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information.

ELAR Media Literacy TEKS K-12

Students use comprehension skills to analyze how words, images, graphics and sounds work together in various forms to impact meaning.

Social Studies TEKS K-12 (in some form or fashion)

Analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause and effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, drawing inferences and conclusions.

Science TEKS

  • K-2 Record and organize data using pictures, numbers and words
  • 3.2C Construct maps, graphic organizers, simple tables, charts, and bar graphs using tools and current technology to organize, examine and evaluate measured data.
  • 6.2 E Analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data, and predict trends.


  • Can infographics help support student understanding of math concepts?
TEKS Snapshots and Process Standards

Easy to read format from Lead4ward

Marzano's High Yield Instructional Strategies

In the book Classroom Instruction That Works, Robert Marzano (and friends) identifies nine strategies that have positive effects on student achievement. Those nine strategies include:

  • Identifying similarities and differences
  • Summarizing and note taking
  • Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
  • Homework and practice
  • Non-linguistic respresentations
  • Cooperative learning
  • Setting objectives and providing feedback
  • Generating and testing hypotheses
  • Questions, cues and advance organizers

Marzano's Strategies Summarized

Created by Jim Shipley & Associates (

Marzano's 9 Infographic

My first real infographic...


  • What are you thinking?
  • What connections are you making between infographics and education?

Classroom Examples

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

From Getting Smart and Susan Lucille Davis

How Real Kids Create Infographics

From Edsurge and Kerry Gallagher

3. How Does This Work?

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Library PR: Publicize your library statistics!

Better: give the stats to students and let them create an infographic for you!

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Explore Tools

True infographic tools




Infographic-ish tools




Artifact Resources

Open Clip Art

The Noun Project



Parting Words

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