I have a love affair with every good infographic I see. It can’t just be me, don’t you love it when you “see” the idea before someone makes you read the idea? That kind of double-enforced messaged, confirming what your audience thought all along – brilliant!

Of course the trick is creating one yourself, right? I’d like to help you along as far as I have travelled down this path.

Do you want to Build an Infographic?

The tools I have used which I really like are: Easel.ly and Canva.

Here are a couple I have done with Easel.ly, I made this first one for a #MOOC I was taking at the time.
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And this second one was for a more recent #MOOC and I am proud to say has made to it Jerry Blumengarten (@Cybraryman1) Educational Web Sites on Netiquette.

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This one, made in Canva, is a work product of Hall County Schools I made (October 2014) to highlight the difference at the time between two products available to our teachers.

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I have been a long time user of Easel.ly. As in when they only offered a half-dozen templates and as in they reset my account at one point, ouch. However, they appear to have overcome those growing pains now and offer enough variety in the templates that it should serve most your needs without being obviously one of their products. I like their output options, which as you see includes embed code.

Canva has fresher graphics, but did take me a little longer to get the gist of – I still think it has more longevity mostly because it is a multi-purpose tool. Canva will eventually cost me money once I use all of the free graphics and I can see how it would get expensive ala carte at $1 per graphic.

I think it is safe to say I am getting better at infographics. My third one is cleaner, fewer words, and to me easier to understand. I think I am “getting there.” Then I will definitely start sharing mine. One way to share your graphics with the world is to publish them to Submit education infographic at eLearning Feeds. Feel free to share ones you already have that show growth like mine – I would love to swap stories with anyone learning as I am!