As an educator or rabbi, you know how difficult it is to convey a message and have it truly impact someone. Lessons with a lot of information can be hard to digest—let alone to teach. For this reason and more, infographics—which are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge—have become an incredibly popular medium. Love them or hate them, infographics are a potent educational and marketing tool, especially to people who spend hours upon hours on visually-oriented web sites like Pinterest or Facebook.
Over the past couple of months we have highlighted various ways in which a rabbi or educator can make an inforgraphic (Part 1 and Part 2). In this post we are going to highlight one particular website that has made this process now easier than ever before!
Malaysia-based Piktochart, not only allows users to create infographics for free—but they now allow users to create interactive, search-friendly infographics. As such, the new feature allows you to insert hyperlinks into each infographic, so that people can easily be rerouted to your website to sign up for a program or make a donation.
Infographics are created using the incredibly simply Piktochart editor, which allows you to drag-and-drop text, images and icons. The free version of Piktochart has 170,000 users and there are more than 100 themes available on the paid version of Piktochart that can be further customized by changing fonts, backgrounds and colors.
Once you have completed your infographic, it is hosted in the cloud and can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest directly from Piktochart.
Still not convinced that you can actually make your own infoographic? Watch these videos to see how truly easy it is to make an infographic using Piktochart:
Below, are some examples of the free templates that they offer to help you easily design your own infographic!