An infographic is a visual representation of a set of data, facts, statistics, and images that often support a point of view. In lots of ways they are not dissimilar to large classroom posters that you often see in classrooms and school corridors.
What ever you think – I think they do have a place in schools and we certainly need to be working with children to make sure that they understand how to decode and interpret inforgraphics. I find some of them quite interesting and they certainly get you thinking about things!
I have previously posted some of my favorite inforgraphics earlier in the year at the end of March. Since then I've been collecting Inforgraphics about education - most of them have been delivered to me by my on-line colleague Tony Shin, who seems to have a really good eye for spotting the best ones.
I’m going to post five that I have bookmarked recently over the next week and they are all mainly about the US Education System but provide some valuable learning for us over on this side of the pond.
To get us started - here is a nice infographic explaining How Google actually works (you might want to click on the picture to make it bigger!) -