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Canva

Description: 

​Canva is a web-based program that you can create posters, presentations, blog graphics and more. It is very user-friendly, as it puts you through an instruction presentation from the start and you can used pre-designed formats/templates to make creation simple and quick!

What We Like: 
  • You can create for all types of media and upload your own photos to the sight to add text or icons.
  • You can customize the dimensions of any of these projects to fit your needs.
  • There are many free templates you can use. Additional elements are available for $1/each.
  • You can search through the photos in Canva and use to create a poster, presentation, blog graphic, facebook cover, card, or social media creation.
  • The program puts you through a tutorial as soon as you sign up which is helpful.
Limitations: 
  • Some of the photos cost $1 to use so you have to be careful if you are looking for free items. Also I was not able to find a filter to only have the free photos show
Classroom Application: 
Create a presentation much like a powerpoint with better graphics.
If you were creating a blog within your class, you could use this to make the blog more interesting
Having students use this to create a poster covering the unit they just learned
Create posters for school events