Canva: A Recipe for One-Pager Success

Our mission is to create equity in education by building the capacity of educators to implement student-centered learning. 

 

Canva, the resource we are thrilled to share with you today, exemplifies this mission perfectly. So sit back, relax, sip from your mug, and soak up the beautiful potential of this tool.

 

It is no secret that “One-Pagers” are widely regarded as effective tactics to allow students to creatively process through and present their newfound knowledge. If you are unfamiliar with this method, essentially students are given one page of paper (often divided into separate boxes) where they can share what they learned in a visual manner while including the elements key to your lesson. 

 

The separate boxes might call for distinct content in each square, whether it’s a quote relating to the theme in box one, a list of characters and their qualities in box two, a one line summary in box three, et cetera.

 

There are endless possibilities for the incorporation of one-pagers into different subjects−some opportunities include free-choice book reports, drawings of the stages of scientific processes, a “report card” concerning the current state of the US economy, a summary of the political processes and legislative formats for different countries, and so on. 

 

However, what was extremely useful in a physical classroom may be difficult for students who lack resources for crafting at home.

 

This brings us to our suggested new tool: Canva. 

 

If you have not heard of this tool, it is essentially a completely free online resource that anyone can use to create posters, infographics, presentations, social media posts, and more. Canva’s intuitive user experience, visual beauty, different formats, space for design, and ability to help every type of student produce an appealing product renders it the quintessential at-home one-pager tool. 

 

Here is an image of the home screen:

 

Canva Home Page

 

Canva creates equity by providing students without the resources at home the ability to still learn creatively, while the pencil-paper option for one-pagers can be available to students who prefer that method. 

 

It is certainly student-centered, with the nature of the assignment being tailored to the learning of each individual.

 

For additional information, feel free to check out our Digital Tools course to learn about more resources and best practices like this one.

 

Now you have the capacity to implement this tool in your classroom as well! Thanks for coming to this Coffee Break Chat, and we hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.