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30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Canva is FREE for teachers and students, and their templates are beautiful, user-friendly, and great for the classroom! In this 2-part series, Kasey shares 30+ ways to use FREE Canva templates in your classroom, including graphic organizers, choice boards, certificates, and more!

In case you are brand new to Canva, this is a web-based digital design platform. Canva provides a number of free, editable templates specifically for educators. Students can create an account that is connected to a teacher and it will integrate with a number of Learning Management Systems. Students are also able to collaborate within the Canva platform. 

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

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30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

With the emphasis on social-emotional learning for students, Canva provides a variety of check-in charts, posters, difficult conversations activity pages, and more. These are not just provided in a variety of activities and topics, but also an array of age groups.

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In part 1 of this series, we will cover the first 17 ways to use Canva templates in your classroom!

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1. Banners/Headers for Google Classroom & Google Forms

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Want to create a personalized header for Google Classroom or a Google Form? Canva has a number of templates created. You can download them as is, or personalize them for your needs. When you download them as a PNG you’ll be able to upload the image into Classroom or your Form. Banners can also be used for websites, emails, or even a handout. 

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

2. Classroom Decor Kits

https://www.canva.com/search/templates?q=Google%20Classroom%20Header&category=tADjR-BJ5TM&doctype=TADkq4MLQkQ&designSpec=djE6dEFEalItQko1VE06Z29vZ2xlLWNsYXNzcm9vbS1oZWFkZXI%3D&width=1920&height=480

For the teacher who enjoys keeping a decorative theme and color palette, Canva provides templates for Classroom Decor Kits. In this section, you’ll find posters, art, bunting, labels, agendas, calendars, meet the teacher presentations, and digital decorations. Find a design you love or use their simple drag and drop elements to create your own designs. 

https://www.canva.com/search/templates?q=Google%20Classroom%20Header&category=tADjR-BJ5TM&doctype=TADkq4MLQkQ&designSpec=djE6dEFEalItQko1VE06Z29vZ2xlLWNsYXNzcm9vbS1oZWFkZXI%3D&width=1920&height=480

3. Lesson Plans

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Lesson Plan templates are available as a template in Canva. Most are very simple with several labeled boxes. For those who enjoy a pretty page, these templates also include embellishments and colors. Of course, there is always the option to personalize the templates. Add or resize boxes with your own labels to fit your needs. 

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

4. Worksheets (GASP!)

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

The worksheet section in Canva provides a large number of templates, some would be categorized by most as busywork, while others are valuable paper activities. In this section they include different types of mindmap, math games, writing prompts, graphic organizers, counting, coloring pages and so much more. 

Within the section of worksheets, you can also narrow your search based on subject areas, grade levels, themes, and even color. Chances are you may not find exactly what you need, however, the beauty of this platform is that you can add or delete. Their template might just spark a new idea for you to use in your lessons.

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Related: How to Create Drag and Drop Activities in Google Slides

Celebration and Recognition

5. Certificates

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Certificates can be used in a variety of ways. There are certificate templates with a more student-friendly look and some professional-type certificates. Canva includes elementary topics for awards, as well as, certificates for older students. It’s also possible to brand these certificates with a class logo and colors, as well. 

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

6. Bookmarks

30+ Ways to Use FREE Templates from Canva in Your Classroom (Part 1)

Bookmarks are another great way to recognize students as a small gift. They work well for reading reminders, questions, key vocabulary, reading strategies, and so much more. Bookmarks aren’t just for reading teachers. Content teachers can use bookmarks to encourage reading or help with a specific assignment. 

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