- An alternative to Google Slides.
- Easy registration.
- Create a link to view, share, or post in Classroom or Schoology
- Different formats enable creativity.
- Load images easily.
- Saves on their server so there's no file to save, no conversion problems.
- Allows for multiple collaborators (but must sign off in order for others to sign on).
Canva is a multimedia design platform that allows users to create posters, brochures, business cards, social media graphics, invitations, and other visual content. You can download your own images or use their graphics. It integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.
Step One: Register. Go to canva.com and click on Sign Up wth Google. Click on Student or Teacher. Click on Skip.
Step Two: Choose Format. Move your cursor over the template and look for FREE. The others are only logo free without a Pro account.
Step Three: Use the Main Menu: All products use the same menu on the left. Photos are mostly available for the Pro account. To use any photo, open a new tab, go to Google and search. Right click and Save to your computer. Keep the file ending. Then in Canva, click on Uploads. After the picture is done uploading, click on it. You can resize, crop, add effects, etc. Text will add headings, subheadings, and paragraph text. You can also add text combinations. Elements are little pictures that you can add. Some are animated. Videos are mostly from the Pro account. You can add YouTube videos if you want by clicking on More and YouTube. Background adds attractive backgrounds to your project that you can easily alter with effects.
Step Four: Save and Share. Your project saves automatically. You can download it easily by clicking on the icon, then choose the File type, and then the Download button. You can also embed it by clicking on Embed.
For Vocational Teachers: Use Canva to address Vocational Frameworks for Strand 4.
Lesson Plan Ideas:
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