Students remember concepts and information better when they create something with the new knowledge.
Help students demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge by having them design a visual project using Canva. Canva is a web-based graphic design platform. With Canva, students don’t have to spend too much time learning a new tool because it’s easy to use. They can spend more time on the creative process. By having the students work on visual-based learning projects, you encourage better retention and recollection of new information.
Ways to use Canva:
- As an alternative to Google Slides or Powerpoint, have the students create a presentation summarizing a field trip with notes and information learned on the field trip.
- For a mini research project, have students create an infographic to display their information.
- If you have a science project planned, have students create a blog to document the ongoing process.
- Instead of a book report, have students create a poster that demonstrates their understanding of the book.
- In History, have students create posters which feature influential figures or depict a movement in a certain era.
- Use with Genius Hour. Have students create a poster which helps them promote an environmental issue or social action campaign.
- Have students create an infographic to show sequence of events or how-to steps.
Canva’s ease of use makes this tool accessible to all students at all levels. Students will only be limited by their own creativity.
Any ideas how you can use this tool in your class?