WEEK 15: Upscale that prez

November 28, 2016

Everything’s better with good visuals. Meet Canva, a user-friendly graphic design tool with almost unlimited options. You may be wondering what you can use it for or what you will be using it for. Here are some ideas:

  • Presentation opening slide
  • Blog header
  • Information graphic
  • Facebook or Twitter header
  • Book cover or ebook cover
  • Magazine cover (real or pretend)
  • Menus
  • Social media post images
  • What else can you think of?

No one is you

This is one simple idea made by templates fonts and colors available on Canva.

Here’s another I played around with during lunch, 15 minutes ago. It’s a digital poster to promote yearbook sales. Have you bought yours yet? If not, you can do that now, here.

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Creations can be made from free images on Canva or images for $1 each. Or you can upload your own. Templates provide a variety of layouts. There are also backgrounds, icons, illustrations, just everything you can think of to create what you need. And, again, you can upload what you need if you have your own.

Once your image is complete, you can download as a jpg for web at a lower resolution or a higher resolution pdf for print. It’s all user-friendly.

Think of how you can use Canva for your Passion Project, as well as other possibilities. Work this week on at least one image for your project, but spend some time playing around with it and see how many different uses you can find and creations you can make.

It is also time to think about finishing up your project and begin thinking about your presentation. You will present your results in an app like Google Slides or Prezi, using images you’ve been gathering as your project has progressed. You will also give a speech you have planned that informs the audience of your project, how it came about, what obstacles you may have had to overcome, what you learned and what the outcome was. Depending on your project, you may also have a tangible end result to show the class, such as a model, sketchbook or other materials. Update your audience this week! And use an image from Canva!

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