So… I was minding my own business… drinking my triple grande iced vanilla latte… when Terri Eichholz (@terriechholz) tweeted me that Canva had 27 FREE EDU PDF Lessons… and everything after that is kind of a blur…
So naturally, I stopped everything and began perusing them. Now you know… if you give the TechChef4u something inspiring and useful… the next thing she is going to do with it… is…pin. While I loved all of the lessons, I found them easier to glean through if they were all on one page and sorted by image… so I created a board for Canva EDU Lesson Plans...
What Can I Expect From These Canva EDU Lessons?
If you peruse the board, you can find lessons for a variety of age groups and content areas. My favorites are the Facebook banners for Scientific Elements, Social Media Profiles for Historical Figures, Candy Math Ratios, Author’s Point of View, and a Wedding Invitation for a Chemical Reaction.
Each lesson includes a sample and a PDF lesson guide to support you! All of these lessons can also be found on Canva’s most excellent EDU site!
And they have a FREE 30 Tutorial Design School perfect for students and educators alike!
What If I Need Ideas for Using Canva Beyond the Classroom?
If you are an Educational Technologist or Instructional Support staff and you need ideas for how to use Canva with your staff and teachers… here are some samples. Canva can be easily used to create a newsletter, poster, infographic, or social media post as well as to curate resources for teachers or professional development.
- My Canva Public Profile: houses 30+ examples with links to how each is used.
- Recapping PD: I love to use Canva and Thinglink to curate all of the resources from a professional development. Here are 3 examples (SXSWEDU 2015, TCEA 2015, Miami Device 2014).
- Infographics: I use Canva to create infographics to compile assessment data and processes. Here are 2 examples (Shakespeare iBook Senior Pilot and 4 Things Every Student Must Do to Preserve Their Work).
- App-Smashing and More: If you are interested in seeing more ways to app smash Canva and Thinglink to create dynamic interactive professional development resources, I have just the post for you 😉
Need More Inspiration… check out Canva’s 40+ Pinterest boards!
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