The Value of Infographics

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published by Mimi Knibbs




Why Teachers Should Use Infographics

70% of human sensory receptors are in the eyes [1]

83% of human learning occurs visually [2]

Nearly 50% of your brain engages in processing visual imput [1]

Humans remember:   10% of what is heard 20% of what is read 80% of what is seen [3]


How Teachers Should Use Infographics

Instructional Graphics

Student Assessment [6]

Good graphics make information easily accessible [4]

Graphics make relationships between items and even statistics easy to understand [5]

Graphics enable that rare occurrence:  Crossover between Math and Language Arts [4]

Students present topics or issues through an infographic.

Students create timeline infographics.

Students use  infographics to present news articles

Students compare the past and present of a place using a map and other graphics

Students use infographics to review books

1:  Merieb, E. N. & Hoehn, K. (2007). Human Anatomy & Physiology 7th Edition, Pearson International Edition. 2:  “Presenting Effective Presentations with Visual Aids” by U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and Education, May 1996. The Noun Project 3:  “Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication” by Paul Martin Lester, California State University at Fullerton, 1994–1996. *Sources 1, 2&3 quoted from 4:  Alison McCartney: 5: 6: 7: Images:


“90% of information absorbed by the brain is visual” [7]

What's stopping you from using Infographics in your classroom?