Infographics

Problem-centred tasks

Creating infographics to present information in particular contexts and for particular audiences

  • Reporting on research 

  • Creating the timeline of a novel or historic event

  • Designing a poster for a school event

 

  • Designing a poster for a community initiative

  • Presenting information on the school web page or in the newsletter

 

  • Reporting on understandings of topics or what has been learnt 

  • Teaching peers​​​​

 

Scaffolding activities

#1 Types of infographics

Students explore different types of infographics and identify which kind of information can be presented and why (e.g. timeline, comparison, etc.).  

#2 Labels

Students analyse an example of an infographic and label its different elements.

#3 Comparisons

Students compare several infographics and identify what makes a good infographic. They generate a list of these features.

#4 Data collection

Students choose a topic and generate a question to inform their investigation. They collect data or relevant information for their inforgraphics. 

#5 Creating an outline

Students create an outline of their presentation (e.g. content).

#6 Design

Using resources from activity #5, students choose a design suited to the context and the audience. They use PowerPoint templates or explore other tools for making infographics. 

#7 Colours and fonts

Students explore the power of colours and fonts in visually representing data.

#8 Creative Commons images

Students explore the difference between restricted copyright images and Creative Commons images. They find relevant examples of images and add these to their projects.