Susan Riley | January 2015

Using Infographics to Integrate Common Core and the Arts

Have you ever looked at those amazing infographics on social media sites or websites and thought “I wonder how they did that”?

Many professional sites create their own from scratch using professional software, BUT I have great news!  There’s a not-so-secret free web tool out there that makes creating a beautiful infographic a snap.  It’s called Piktochart and it’s one of my new favorite creation-tools.  In fact, I created our Year in Review infographic using one of their pre-made templates and it only took me about 30 minutes to put together.  That’s a huge time-saver, considering that when I create one from scratch, I typically set aside 2-3 hours.

So how can you use a tool like this in your classroom?  In today’s video, I’m sharing with you exactly how to create an infographic using the Piktochart website, AND I’m sharing 4 of our favorite ways to use infographics to integrate Common Core and the Arts in meaningful lessons.  This 12-minute video packs a powerful integration punch!  And don’t forget – if this video on infographics for education is useful to you, you’re going to LOVE our

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan