Teacher Review For Canva - Graphic Design & Photo Editing

Creative, Professional Looking Graphics

Alissa D.
Technology coordinator
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Great with General
How I Use It
Canva creates beautiful graphics and posters with ease. I have only used Canva from the web platform, but I really loved the experience. For students, I loved that they could really create beautiful graphics and posters. I really felt like because they had so many editing options - that were intuitive to use - that they thought more critically about what they were creating. The depth of student learning depended more on the rigor of the task rather than the capabilities of the program. For me as a teacher, I created graphics that were professional looking for my classroom and parents. My favorite is creating beautiful social media posts and custom learning badges.
My Take
Overall, I love this tool for graphic design for teachers and students. I do not have a graphic arts background and Canva makes it easy to create beautiful posters, social media posts, and more. In the classroom, I like that this is a universal tool that can be used across several content areas. I have heard from several teachers that the app can be buggy and crash at times; because of this I have used the web interface more. Sometimes it does run slowly! That would be my only improvement!