15 Ways to Use Canva for School Education to Make Teaching-Learning More Productive & Engaging


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Canva is the go-to tool when it comes to creating digital graphics. Canva for Education is its extension for schools and education stakeholders that allows collaboration, real-time performance tracking, existing LMS integration, and the creation of various engaging graphics through its templates!

Canva for Education offers “Canva Pro” – Canva’s paid subscription – for free to teachers, schools, and students, giving them an engaging and experiential learning environment.

Here are 15 ways to use Canva in school to make teaching-learning more productive and exciting:

1. Brainstorms 

Canva’s 200+ ready-to-use templates make putting ideas together and brainstorming with students a cakewalk. Its accessible and interactive templates can be customised as needed, enabling students to put their thoughts to ink as they explore, create, collaborate, and share. Templates such as map charts, minimalist story mind maps, step-by-step flowcharts, and video storyboards allow students to focus on their creativity rather than presentation.

2. Calendar

Canva allows educators to create custom calendars for birthdays and examinations and plan for weekly, monthly or yearly goals. With over 500 customisable templates, Canva allows educators to make personalised and engaging calendars. Educators can even add photos, make pre-exam schedules with examination and revision dates, and specify days for particular topics to make exam prep effective.

3. Class Schedules

A beautiful looking, visible schedule always keeps students and teachers excited. And schedules are a breeze with Canva’s customisable and printable class schedule templates. Educators can quickly put their semesters and programs in order, collaborate with co-teachers, and finalise the academic year. They can also create a template from scratch and print it.

4. Flash Cards

Educators use flashcards to help students remember key concepts and improve their memory. Usually, these two-sided cards have a prompt on one side and an answer on the other. Used to teach formulas, vocabulary, procedures, and a ton else, flashcards are quick and easy to create with Canva. The platform offers a variety of templates and features with customisability and collaboration, making it the perfect tool for flashcard creation.

5. Book Covers

Students and educators can create unique book covers with Canva. With multiple options and the ability to alter them, book covers are simplified with Canva. Users need only filter the available templates based on the genre of the book, and they are good to go.

Tip: Educators can host book cover creation competitions and engage student creativity.

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