Seeing what people are able to do with graphic design tools in the Adobe suite has always made me wish I was more adept at using that platform. I even gave it a shot a few times and it was too many buttons and steps for me to wrap my head around. Luckily with the introduction of Canva, I don’t have to worry about this anymore!
Canva is a free and easy to use design tool with a user friendly drag and drop interface. To begin you can choose from a wide variety of templates - everything from presentations to custom social media posts and even infographs! If you want to start from scratch you have that option as well. Once you have chosen your template you can begin customizing it with your content. You can choose from a variety of categories including icons, grids, shapes, text and many more.
If you were like me and thinking I have no idea where to begin Canva have a design school. Here you will find quick and easy design challenges that will teach you everything you need to know about design. Some of the topics include how to design with text and images and how to work with colors, alignment and fonts. This is a great feature to introduce your students to so that they can learn more about the intricacies of design. In the design school you’ll also find some great lesson ideas from teachers themselves.
What we post is just as important as how we post it and with Canva you are much more cognizant about what you are sharing and how you are presenting it. It’s easy to write a two sentence summary but to visualize your information forces you to think a little deeper and really analyze how you can present your ideas.
This is definitely one for your app smash toolkit as you can save images you create to your camera roll. Tag them using ThingLink,
Many of us believe creativity is something we are born with, Canva is here to prove you wrong.