Words and Images

What Makes a Good Infographic?

From Visually.


Hi, My name is Teresa and I’m a word nerd. However, I also believe in the power of images and drawings — hence my unnatural love for infographics. Here’s a great collection from Brain Pickings. One of my favorite books ever, that I used often with AP Language, is Information Graphics by Sandra Rendgen.

In my classroom I like to promote the use of sketchnotes, a way of personalizing learning by taking meaningful, graphics-based notes rather than linear text-based notes. I introduce the concept with this TEDed talk called Drawing in Class.   Mike Rohde’s book is a great intro and tutorial. My friend JoAnn Fox teaches sketchnoting and has some great examples here.

Most of my own sketchnotes are in a Moleskine journal. I’m transitioning to digital with an app called Paper by Fifty-Three. The beautiful possibilities are endless.

Go forth and think beyond Cornell notes!


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