Teacher Review for Venngage

A Simple Way to Create Posters

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We used this in a Science class with 11th and 12th grade learning support students. They had collected data using a Speck Air Quality Monitor and compared the data with other buildings in the district. After reviewing the data and making inferences, students wrote statements about the data, describing what they had learned and their take-aways on Air Quality. The teachers then guided students in small groups (one teacher per group) to take the data and statements and transform them into infographics using Venngage. Those posters were given to the other buildings who participated in the Air Quality lesson for future instructional use. It was seamless for the students to sign up with their school Google Account. It was also REALLY EASY for the students to use as compared to Canva, which we used with them earlier in the school year. One thing that didn't really work for us was the fact that it can only be shared publicly via the web (unless you upgrade to premium or pay to use the education version.) This is not a good thing for student privacy. There is a workaround with this using a snipping tool on the computer.
My Take
The website is very well designed with a user-friendly interface and a lot of help resources. It is very simple to use and the students didn't have any complaints. However, you can only create 5 infographics for free and it does not seem like they are targeting the Education market like other sites. All of their Education features come with a cost, where other sites give you some Education features with the option to upgrade for more. Because students are forced to make their creations public on the web to share it, I would choose Canva over Venngage 9 times out of 10. The only reason I would go with Venngage would be for the ease of use with learning support students. But, I would not link their Google Account for sign in because of the public sharing which seems to pull in the user's name. Or, I would not have the student publish it and instead use the snipping tool to save their infographic. It would also be nice if there was a free sharing feature so that the students could work simultaneously through their own accounts instead of two students on one computer and one student's Venngage acount.