Canva: Make an Infographic
Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required
Website Example: https://www.canva.com/
Student computers, Internet access, digital projector
For this project, students will make an infographic to illustrate a topic of their choice. They will then present their topic using the infographic to explain to the class what they learned. Canva's motto is Empowering the world to design. At the site, you can learn to design as well as use their tools to make a vast variety of materials including logos, presentations, photo collages, menus, posters, cards, and infographics. You can illustrate social media posts, documents such as letterheads, certificates, and resumes, blogging, flyers, postcards, invitations, and advertisements.
Use of the site is free, but if you use their images, some of them have a fee. There are plenty of images that are free and you can upload your own pictures to use.
- Go to canva.com
- Open an account
- Watch the tutorial on Infographics. https://www.canva.com/learn/design/tutorials/introduction-infographics/
- To prepare to make an infographic, gather images.
- Make an example to show the class.
- Print the example document, How to Make an Infographic Using Canva.
- Discuss with students how they can present information to others. (discussions, presentations)
- Show Canva as a place to design Graphics to help with presenting information.
- As a group, brainstorm a current topic.
- Gather images using Google or some other search engine. Save them to the Pictures folder on the computer.
- Open Canva and demonstrate how to make an infographic using the images gathered.
- Assign student groups to make an infographic to share with the class.
- Go through the creation process yourself ahead of time to be able to demonstrate the process easily to the students.
- Preview this article on 10 ways to use Canva in the classroom.
There is no end to the ways you can use Canva. You can use it with flyers, presentations, certificates, banners, online illustrations for social media and the list goes on and one.
- All Levels
- (7.2) Demonstrate ability to use critical thinking skills
- (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology