Honestly, if you haven’t checked out Canva yet, what is your life?! You’re totally missing out because this graphic design tool will turn anything you’re making into a beautiful creation. Seriously though, this tool has implications inside AND outside the classroom. You can use it to help your students review for a test AND you can use it to make baby shower invites. It’s that versatile. Here is the non-affiliate link.
So let’s talk classroom. So far I’ve used it in two ways.
- As a review tool. The day before the test, I had my students create an infographic of the 5 types of unemployment. There are tons of pre-made templates for students to choose from. They simply over-write the text and add their own images. This was the quietest and most focused I’ve seen my second semester seniors since January.
- As a method for displaying their research. While covering the Holocaust, I wanted to give my students the opportunity to conduct further research into the topic of their choice. Check out the full lesson here. Then they displayed their research on a Canva infographic and shared it with me. Check out an awesome sample below.
I’m sure there are a million more uses for Canva and I’m just scratching the surface here- but check it out and you’ll instantly see the potential. I promise.