I was introduced to a new (beta-stage) website that is a design platform for those who find programs like InDesign and Photoshop a little wieldy. It is called Canva. It is free with email or Facebook signup and has loads of possibilities for school use – the most prominent being to provide students with templates that can be customized to produce really slick presentations, infographics, posters and more. Their blog has lots of design ideas and I personally found the site very intuitive and easy to use. A lot of the features are free but some of the more ‘premium’ graphics and backgrounds are available for purchase.
The introduction came via a blog I follow, written by a woman with a passion for writing and a desire to see children flourish as writers. I have posted before about Patricia Zaballos and her Writers Workshop and I really enjoyed her take in her latest post on using tools such as Canva for students to create their own infographics as a way of representing the research they have done. Take a look at her full post here.
In honor of Patricia, I used her blog to try out one of the templates:
Our current unit is on How We Express Ourselves and the different reasons Artists create art. I want my kids to take a look at some TED talks that highlight different art forms so I then went ahead and made the following graphic to share with my class tomorrow. Clicking on the names takes you to the website.
Simple. Beautiful. Worth your time.
4 thoughts on “Awesome Website: Canva”
I love this. Thanks Sonya! Perfect timing as we get into Exhibition. Have registered and giving it a go!
Would love to see what your kids come up with. I really like it!
Aw, you made a poster of my blog! How fun. Thank you for all the kind words.
Isn’t Canva great? You picked it up fast! And your current unit sounds fascinating. I want to be in your class! 🙂
I always love reading what you have to share. Thanks for this gem – love it. I will be sharing your post with my students as I introduce them to the wonderful world of infographics!