How Schools are Using Canva to Spark Student Creativity and Engagement

How Schools are Using Canva to Spark Student Creativity and Engag

Started back in 2012, Canva has been able to stand out in the industry for the dynamic solution it is. Without a doubt, this is the first name that strikes when people are looking for an online tool to create stunning graphical images, posters and more.

But Canva is not just for images or social media posts. It offers a diverse range of templates for posters, videos, presentations, flyers, book covers, ID cards, postcards, storyboards, class schedules, report cards, and much more. Many of these things are something that a teacher or school would use to keep students indulged in the learning process.

Canva is a user-friendly platform that allows the user to rapidly create custom visual content by using varied templates available. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality.

For teachers, schools, and students, its paid subscription – Canva Pro – is free. The platform is used by about 18000 schools and caters to 15M+ teachers and students worldwide. The platform helps school and teachers offer an engaging and hands-on experience learning environment for students.

To better understand how schools are using Canva for Education, here are a few case studies that'll help you get insights into how the tool is impacting learning.

How Macquarie Anglican Grammar School set their school year with Canva

Macquarie Anglican Grammar School was facing challenges in keeping teachers and students stay focused and engaged as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated limitations affected education adversely irrespective of whether students were learning from home or in the physical classroom.

Keera Job, Head of Junior School at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School in Dubbo, Australia, introduced Canva amid these testing times and shares how the platform has been an invaluable resource.

By using Canva for Education, her teaching staff got unlimited access to classroom resources like worksheets. Additional features like sharing and collaboration helped students and teachers to come together and create, collaborate, and comment on projects. Simultaneously, teachers could track students' progress and respond in real-time or as desired. It eases many tensions around remote learning while also creating new ways to work together and keep engagement high in a traditional classroom setting.

"We pride ourselves on the teaching and learning programs that we have in place, and part of that is creating a classroom environment that's not only safe and supportive for our students, but it's also really engaging and inspiring." - Keera Job, Head of Junior School at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School in Dubbo, Australia

The school utilised Canva for Education from day one by using the tool for icebreaker activities during the first week back after the pandemic. They used the About Me posters or video templates that helped students introduce themselves confidently to their new classmates. Additionally, the tool allowed students to be creative and engage in expression by adding real-life elements to the designs with millions of free photos, graphics, animations, and even music. Availability of media integration enables students to express themselves without any inhibitions. They can easily voice their thoughts through various mediums simply by creating a piece of content that speaks for them.

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