My students love the tons of free templates and graphical elements they can combine to create beautiful media. As a teacher, I love the cognitive challenge that comes with having to translate a message into a visual medium. Having to figure out an effective way to fit all one's talking points into a limited space really helps students nail down key ideas and show relationships between them.
It's also been a great way for students to practice problem-solving and persistence because while Canva is not difficult to use, it is a graphic design tool, which is not something mosts kids have had to work with before. There was a fair amount of trail-and-error learning happening.
Canva has templates for posters and infographics as well as (get ready): mindmaps, flyers, brochures, reports, book covers, magazines, 5 circle Venn diagrams, charts, letters, resumes, and , and , and. Really, there is just so much.
I also like it because you can use your Google account to sign up for Canva and then log in every time. No new username and password to remember! Here's how
Before you reach for that poster board or butcher paper, I encourage you to give Canva a try. I bet you'll find it worth the effort (minimal effort)!