For a presentation I am giving at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention April 26th, I needed to figure out how to do Infographics using Google tools. I’ve long been a fan and user of Google Draw, but I have not tried to actually make an infographic before. I found it surprisingly easy to make the necessary elements right in Google Draw.
There are other tools out there to create Infographics, but there are some distinct advantages to using Google.
- I use Google for almost everything so using Google Draw keeps all of my documents right in Google Drive. No having to track down which program or where the file is at.
- If I need to make changes or edits it is easy to just pull up the infographic in Google Drive and edit, any embeds are automatically updated.
- Collaboration! Students can collaborate together on the same infographic at the same time. Teacher can be shared on the infographic as well.
- Embedding. Go to File->Publish to the Web and start publishing. Grab the embed code and embed it into your website.
- Free and easy to download as image file or PDF. Some services charge money for this.
- Easier for students to turn in the infographic when it is in Google Draw. Share the drawing with the teacher or turn into a class folder.
Sample Infographic I made for iOS users thinking of switching to an Android device.