Infographics are everywhere at the moment, which personally speaking I’m quite glad of as it makes looking at statistics a lot easier and a lot more fun, though there is always the mantra to remember when looking at these things:  “Consider the source”.

In any event, about a year ago the New York Times published this article:  Lesson Plan | Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics.  It is aimed more at the native speaker education system, but has a lot in it for us humble ELT practitioners as well, especially the cross-curricular crowd!

There’s lots of links to further articles and resources in there as well, divided up by subject area and ways in which to approach the teaching of infographics – plus some ideas for learners on how to create them….  (Sounds like a project area to me!)

Here’s one of my favourites, and a good example of something simple that learners might be able to reproduce…

Though I think the cost of an i-Pad might have come down since this was made…

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