Common Sense Review
Updated May 2015


Create impressive infographics with ease
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Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating (1 Teacher Review) 4
  • Venngage is a web-based design tool for creating infographics. First, users pick a template.
  • Choose from hundreds of charts, maps and icons to integrate into the infographic.
  • Users can choose from a huge range of templates and customization features.
  • Share your creation or find inspiration in the site's Community section.
  • Other design options let users add interactive features to the infographic.
Flexible templates and an easy-to-use interface let users make truly customized infographics.
Created for both business and education, but the education section needs more help features and suggestions.
Bottom Line
Surprisingly simple way for students to think critically and communicate ideas in an appealing, visual format, but could be a bit more edu-friendly with extra educator/student supports.
Stephanie Trautman
Common Sense Reviewer
Classroom teacher
Common Sense Rating 3
Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 4

Students will love designing and creating a professional-quality infographic that's all their own. It's also great that it's so easy to share creations on the Web.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer? 3

Although students can learn a lot by creating and other users' projects model good design, there's no design-focused learning baked in, or help with assessment. Teachers should build in time for instruction and for feedback.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students? 3

There's a blog for users to sort through, but no resources for educators (although the site mentions that resources are coming soon). It would be helpful for a portion of the site to help students understand best practices for graphic design.

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How Can Teachers Use It?

Teachers can use this as a tool to display information: Try passing an infographic out to parents at a back-to-school night and impress them all! Schools can also use this site to create flyers or promotional images for clubs, sports teams, and events. In the classroom, have students use Venngage to display or present information they've learned. Help students focus on principles of good design: They should use concise language, graphics, icons, and charts to tell their story. 

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What's It Like?
Venngage is an online tool for creating infographics, reports, and data visualizations. First, users choose a template or color scheme, then they can add text, change fonts, and add widgets, charts, and icons (among many other features). Looking for inspiration? The "community" part of the site offers ideas from the latest published infographics from other site users. Users can save the infographic as an image or download it as a PDF. Users can also publish their image to the site and share it with other users via a URL, or share the project on a website or blog via an embed code.
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Is It Good For Learning?

Venngage is highly engaging and fun, and its easy-to-use design features let students create sleek, detailed infographics. It’s a great way to get students to organize their thinking visually and impactfully, collate learning, and systematically communicate ideas. That being said, just having kids create a lot of infographics could get as stale as any other activity, so teachers should design assignments thoughtfully. This tool is geared toward the education world and toward business customers, so take some time to get a sense of which features suit the classroom and which are better left in the boardroom. The developers promise that more guidance for educator use is coming; keep an eye on the website for details in the months ahead.

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