Wait, what is an infopic? An informational picture, of course!
You’ve probably made one, just never thought of what it would be called. On my first day of summer vacation I attended a technology conference, where I got to hear Tony Vincent speak about how to create infopics. When you see something you are more likely to remember it. That got me thinking… how can we use these in our classrooms.
First of all, Tony has an awesome list of apps you can use to create infopics (iOS and android). Here are a few that I love, that are also user friendly for the students.
Now that you have the apps to make them, let’s stick them in some lesson plans. But how?
1. Famous People: Describe those historical figures you have been teaching about.
2. Vocabulary: Find a picture and add the definition, synonym, antonym, or use it in a sentence.
3. Classroom Procedures & Rules: Have students take pictures of symbols for certain class procedures and describe it.
4. Math Problems: Have students write their own real world problem, then have a partner solve.
5. Book Reviews
6. Figurative Language: An idea for a culminating project could be to create an infopic for each type of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, etc.)
Infopics are relevant to today’s culture. Kids have seen them floating around the internet… have you showed them a funny meme? Why not make learning fun by creating this connection, and helping them remember the content through use of visuals!