Teacher Review For Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing

App works well, but website is better

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used the app with a high school applied science class. Students created posters to advertise why someone would want to take a vacation to their favorite planet. We used iPad minis with the app, but it was a little finicky with saving and editing text. So, some students used the teacher's computer to put their finishing touches on their work.
My Take
I love that this product is so easy to use. Students don't get caught up in learning the tool, but use it to demonstrate their understanding (at either a high or low level depending on teacher lesson design.) For some of the fine tuning, a few students needed to use the computer because it was easier for them to use. I also like that there are a lot of great free images to use and that it does have the ability to upload your own. This is a quick and easy way for students to demonstrate understanding while being creative. Two thumbs up!