Thursday, January 26, 2017

Canva {Image Creation}

Canva is a web tool that is great for creating graphics that are fun and engaging for your viewers/followers. Canva comes already loaded full of great background images, text, templates, and more. Some you have to purchase the rights to, but there are a TON of great free options. There are a few different ways that I have used Canva in my classroom and personal life that you might like to use it for too! 



1) Classroom Webpage Announcements: Is there a better way to post about a new field trip you're going on or event that you are having in class than with a creative invitation? Think of the best invitation you've ever made, and now think of just adding the information online and sharing it on your class website or via email with parents. Yes! Easy and fun.

2) Graphic Design Introduction: I taught a graphic design class (of sorts) for one semester and this was one of the first activities that we did. I just wanted students to fall in love with the ability to create something from nothing and Canva gave them the ability to do that.

3) Classroom Projects: Having students create a restaurant? Have them use Canva to create a menu. Having students do science fair? Have them use Canva to create a graphic to use as advertisement for their project.

3) TpT Advertisements: Looking to liven up your pins or your Instagram posts? Look no further than this great tool. I hadn't even thought of doing this with Canva until I joined TpT almost 4 months ago. I made my first instagram post with Canva just the other day and I can already tell I will be spending WAY too much of my time doing this now :)

These are just a few of my favorites. The opportunities are endless. What can you see yourself using Canva for?

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech

*If you are more of a visual learner, check out my "how to" video on using Canva, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

**If you want to have your students try out Canva, download this tool that walks you through the set up and where to find all of the tools that you need.

4 comments:

  1. That's a great idea. WOW!! Even I want to try it first. Thanks.

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    1. Absolutely try it out! You won't be disappointed.

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  2. love your blog, trying to use technology more in my class. definitely going to read some previous post

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! My job at my school is to give teachers easy ways to incorporate technology in their classrooms. I like to share what I share with my classroom teachers on my blog as well! Definitely check it out and let me know if you have any questions!

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