Venn Diagrams have always been a great classroom tool to help students compare and contrast different subject matter. They can be used to identify the similarities between two animal species, characters in a book, or time periods in history. Whatever the subject, Venn diagrams give students the space to think critically about how two things are connected.
A fun way to make Venn diagrams more interesting in a classroom environment is to make them multimedia. Typically, Venn diagrams consist of two or more circles overlapping with just text written inside to convey the differences and similarities between the subject matter. However, when you create a Venn diagram on a computer or phone, you can easily add images, GIFs, or other multimedia content to make your creation even more engaging.
In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own multimedia Venn diagram using a free online template to help organize and explain any classroom topic.
There are four steps you can follow to create your own multimedia Venn diagram using Kapwing:
- Open the Venn Diagram Template in Kapwing
- Add subject titles to each circle
- Add images and text to each circle
- Export and share your Venn Diagram
1) Open the Venn Diagram Template in Kapwing
Open up the Kapwing Venn Diagarm Template and click Make It. This will take you straight into a blank venn diagram project that you can immediately begin editing and working on. Inside the template you have the option to change the color of the background, adjust the size of the circles, and adjust the font styling on the titles above each circle.
2) Add subject titles to each circle
With the template open you can start by clicking the red text to add your own titles above each of the circles. These titles will dictate what topic you are going to examine in each quadrant of the venn diagram.
Using large and readable fonts with bold casing for these titles helps them stand out above the venn diagram and makes it immediately clear what you are comparing in the image.
3) Add images and text to each circle
Once you have your circles labeled, you’ll need to fill them with some awesome content. Take some time to brainstorm the ideas you want to convey in your Venn diagram and what might be the best way to represent them. An image? Text? GIF? Once you have some ideas down, you can use the tools in Studio to bring them to life!
The Add Text icon at the top allows you to easily add and move text boxes into different parts of your Venn diagram, and the Images tool lets you search for images and GIFs of whatever you want. Here is my example, a combination of text boxes and images help represent the differences and overlap between the two world wars.
4) Export and share your Venn Diagram
When you’re satisfied with your Venn diagram, you can save it by clicking the red Export button in the top right corner of the screen. If you're signed in to your Kapwing account, the project will be processed with no watermark. From there you can download, copy, or edit your published Venn diagram to share with anyone you want.
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