CONCEPT: Design and create beautiful visual posters, flyers and info graphics.
DELIVERY: A simple, easy to use and free design tool, Canva is available both online and now also from the App store.
To design your poster or flyer you need to first choose a template. You can use the in-built design templates or create your own. Once you choose your template, Canva takes you to a drag and drop interface-and the fun begins.
You can now start adding text and images to your poster. Canva has an extensive library of graphics, illustrations and fonts to choose form. You also have the option of uploading photos from your device. All you need to do is drag and drop.
Some templates have free elements (frames, message boxes, images, writing pads) that can be moved around, duplicated or deleted. Canva has a wide range of text boxes, callouts and labels to choose from. The ease with which you can create poster on Canva makes it different from other design apps. If you know what you want to do and you are ready with the content, then it’s a matter of a few minutes…
Completed posters can be downloaded as an image or PDF. You also have the option of sharing the link on an email or post your design/flyer/poster directly on social media network like Twitter or Facebook.
You can download the poster and open it using other apps like Skitch, Explain Everything, Dropbox etc.
LIMITATIONS: You can not export the poster to other apps directly. Students cannot collaborate and work on one poster.
Create posters, flyers or charts
Create info graphics to summarize a reading text
Visual representation of a theme, unit or chapter summary
CONCLUSION: A great app for creating visual summaries and posters on iPad. 4/5