Infographics are all over the web these days. Some infographics are excellent and some are not, but even the bad ones seem to get passed around. Visual.ly is a website that catalogs infographics from across the web. Visual.ly has more than 5,000 infographics arranged in twenty-one categories. Some of the infographics are useful displays of information and others, like the one below are just for fun.
Applications for Education
If you’re looking for a nice infographic to spark a conversation with your students or to use as a model for your students when they create infographics, check out Visual.ly. One thing to keep in mind, I probably wouldn’t send students to site on their own because there are some infographics that are not appropriate for public school settings. And if you find an infographic that you want to embed into your blog or website, try using Zoom.it to make it fit correctly in your display area.