The Many Uses of Canva in Teaching

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We live in a world where information is often conveyed visually through infographics and the like, and while creating those graphics used to be the purview of professionals, Canva puts it within the reach of anyone. The secret is Canva’s template and drag-and-drop editing system. Imagine that I want my students to pick an ecosystem and create an infographic about how it works. Instead of starting from scratch, they can browse over 250,000 free, attractive, and professional examples in Canva’s library; find a design they like; and then swap out elements for their own. Afterward, they can customize the view by moving elements around and changing fonts, colors, shapes, or anything else in the graphic.

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