Making Infographics

Infographics are a powerful and fun way to tell a visual story. In this course, you’ll learn how to combine visual design principles and data sets to make infographics that communicate complex information simply. Practice using data sets and online tools to create your own infographic. 

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Learn to create data-driven stories using infographics   Learn the elements of design and how the apply to infographics
Learn how to use data to tell a visual story.   Review visual design fundamentals that apply to layout, color, iconography and text.
Explore open data and open data sets   Create your own infographic for instructional use
Gather your own data set and discover other resources for using open data.   Create an infographic using data, visual design principles and online tools.



  • Intro to Infographics
  • Examples of infographics to use in the classroom
  • Designing with Text
  • Designing with Iconography
  • Designing with Color
  • Laying It All Out
  • Designing as a Process
  • Practice: Break it Down
  • Turning Data into an Infographic
  • Practice: Make your own data set
  • Practice Your Own Infographic
  • Infographics in the Classroom
  • Next Steps
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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