Infopics are the brain child of Tony Vincent and they are a fun way to assess your students' knowledge. What exactly is an infopic? It's a picture with text overlaid on top of it to relay a message. The message might be a summary, quote, definition, notes, data, weblink, hashtag, or other informational tidbits. The information might come from a conference, workshop, activity, lesson, video, book, a conversation, etc. Tony Vincent's video below will explain infopics in greater detail.
I've created links to all of the photo editing tools Tony mentions in his video below. Many of them are free apps that can be added to the school iPods or students can add to their own personal devices. Several of them can be accessed from desktop computers as well.
The implementation ideas are endless:
ELA - create a "new and improved" one-pager by having students find or take a picture of something that represents their novel and then overlay the meaningful quotes from the book and the theme, etc.
Math - have students find real life examples of angles and overlay text with the angle and degree drawn over the object or with a definition or explanation
Science - Have students find a picture of force and motion in use somewhere in the school or classroom and then overlay information, or a rationale as to how the picture demonstrates force and motion, or class notes onto the picture
Social Studies - have students dress up like an important historical figure for their picture and then overlay important information about that person on the picture
- Over (one of my personal favorites) iOS or Android
- Skitch (this one is great to use on the desktop computer and is also available on iOS, Android, Fire, Mac, Windows, and Chrome.)
- Pic Collage
- PicLab for iOS and Android
- Phonto (iOS and Android)
- Path On for iOS
- Color Effects for iOS or Color Splash Effect for Android and for Kindle Fire
- Pixlr is a mobile app (iOS, Android, Fire) and web app
- Photoshop Touch (iPad or Android)
- PicsArt is available for free for iOS, Android, Fire, and Windows
- Canva (Web & iPad)
- Rhonna Designs (iOS and Android)
- And don't forget software you are already familiar with like PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides can all be used to make infopics as well!
There really are hundreds of apps that you might use to make an infopic! Visit learninginhand.com/infopics for links to apps and to see more infopics.