Creating Infographics & Visually Impactful Presentations: Getting Started with @Canva #edtech

Infographics are a great way for students to visually represent information they are learning about. There are a variety of infographic tools out there, including Canva, Piktochart, Infogram, and Easelly.

In this post, I wanted to focus on Canva. I’ve selected this tool because I find it the easiest to get started with and Canva offers the greatest variety of templates to use as a base for your project. I typically think of Canva as more of a “graphic design” tool than geared to infographic creation. It’s great for creating posters, cover images, and resumes – and this might be what most people think to use Canva for. But, Canva also provides Charts and other Icons perfect for creating infographics.  

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Below, I want to share some tutorials that you can use personally or with your students to get started. In addition to the infographic resources, Canva provides a variety of design tips that you can share with students to help them create more visually impactful presentations.

Library of Tutorials: https://designschool.canva.com/tutorials/

Infographic templates: https://www.canva.com/templates/infographics/

Infographics Tutorials:

Designing a Presentation Tutorials:

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Note: If you are looking for a tool with a stronger chart builder and more options for creating data-based graphics, I recommend looking into Piktochart. Canva has many of the same features, and I find it a bit more user-friendly, but Piktochart is specifically marketed as an infographic maker and so it does offer some more options.

 

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