For more information about using Easel.ly check out the video below.
Easel.ly is in beta right now and looking for users to try it out and give some feedback. I used it to quickly create a graphic for a social studies class about to study the Civil War death toll and found some bugs. It also does not work in IE so make sure you are using FF, Chrome, or Safari when you try it out. As a teacher infographics are excellent because they force the students to think analytically about the data. This would also be a great project for a student to complete as well.