Classroom Infographics: How to Use Easelly With Your Students

Thinking about creating infographics in the classroom lately? Introducing a short infographics course in the classroom is fun and a great learning experience at the same time for students and teachers alike!

If you’re a teacher looking to introduce infographic creation in the classroom, learn how to use Easelly with your students with these treasure trove of resources!

Students love using Easelly in the classroom. Here are just a few of its benefits in the classroom:

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Our tool is simple and intuitive, which makes it easy for students to learn it quickly.

To get set up with Easelly in your classroom, you’ll need a few things:

  • A classroom account for up to 30 students
  • A Group (if you want to manage student work and privacy settings)
  • Computers with access to the internet

Our Support team can help you set up accounts for students that don’t require personal emails, so make sure to contact us before starting a project with your class!

Once you’ve set up your classroom account and a Group with your students (optional), you’re ready to start talking about infographics in the classroom.

The basics of infographics

The best way to get kids interested in Easelly is to start by explaining what infographics are and why they’re being used. We’ve created a few resources for your class, including:

 

Hopefully, these resources will give your students a taste of what infographics are and how they can use them for your next infographic lesson plan.

Once they know the basics, it’s time to introduce them to Easelly!

Introduction to Easelly

Depending on the age, grade, and technical skills of your class, you can take a few approaches in using Easelly with your class for the first time. You can:

Planning infographics

Once the students know how to use Easelly to some degree, it’s time to give them their assignments! Of course, students need time to research their topic and gather information, but once they’ve collected everything they need, it’s time to plan out their infographic.

create an infographic outline

We recommend using a rough outline (see image above) before creating the final image so students know:

  • Where their text will go
  • If they have enough information (or too much)
  • The flow of their design, which will help them pick a template

To help them with their rough draft, students can also watch Why You Need a Rough Draft Before Creating Infographics:

You can make rough draft completion part of your rubric, or as just an exercise to get students familiar with the concepts involved in infographic design.

Once they’ve got their outline, it’s time to get to work on the final product.

Start creating!

This is the fun part – when you get to see students’ creativity in action. Since most students will be new to Easelly, it’s more important to focus on how they’re sharing information rather than the perfect design (students aren’t going to be graphic designers on their first try!).

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Aside from our basic design tips (above), we have a ton of resources on creating infographics, including ways to make the images look their absolute best. Your students can check out:

And if you’re looking for more information on introducing Easelly into the classroom, check out these gems straight from fellow educators:

Questions about Easelly?

If you’re looking for resources to help with Easelly or your student accounts, check out our:

Say hello at support@easel.ly to get started with your Teacher or Classroom Pro Account – and to get your students set up in a Group!

Done creating infographics with your students? Share it with us on Facebook (easel.ly) and Twitter (@easel_ly)! We can’t wait to see!

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