Online Graphic Design for Teachers – Part 1: Canva

Taming the Tech

Online graphic design used to be for the pros, but there are some great design sites and apps that can really help teachers create professional-looking graphics, flyers, or brochures without the major hassle or getting a graphic design degree.

1Canva is one of my favorites. I’ve created a number of infographics on this site (like the one to the right), and it’s completely free (except to use some copyrighted images) and very easy to use. Canva also has a number of really great tools for teachers. Here are a few of the highlights:

1. Tutorials

The layout may seem a little daunting at first, but by going to the Tutorials page, you can quickly learn how to lay out some awesome graphics, how to use their editor, and how to download high-quality images to use. There’s even some lessons in there about graphic design best practices to stay professional.


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