I make a lot of graphics! I make websites, illustrate lesson plans, create staff development, blog posts, digital badges, buttons, banners, Bitmoji stuff, you name it. I feel like I am constantly creating something new for some sort of display or digital project. I teach Digital Graphics and I am very comfortable with all the software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. But my absolute favorite graphic program is Canva. Canva is a template-driven page layout program that can make anything from infographics and banners to newsletters. There is a free and pro version. The free version is very powerful. I love that the free version allows you to save as many projects as you like and you can download a .png with a transparent background. The pro version has more clipart and templates available but you can upload as much as you like in the free version so I have found no limitations to the free version. Because it is such a wonderful program, I fully support paying for the pro version. This is one software program I use so much, I wouldn’t mind having it around.
Another great feature is that the students can log in with Google so they can use it to create really great projects as well! My students create wonderful newsletters in Canva.
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Categories: Apps, DigiCitizen, edtech, education, Graphics, McClure, technology
I’m all about photoshop! So I might have to look into Canva, sounds really great! 🙂