When I worked in student recruitment, if you had asked me what my favorite tool was, I’d have said Canva. Now, if you HAVEN’T heard of Canva, think of it as the world’s easiest graphic design and marketing software.
If you HAVE heard of Canva, you’re probably thinking I just undersold it. That’s how useful and easy it is. Whether you’re a school marketer, classroom teacher, or principal, Canva is a MUST have for schools.
While the free version of Canva is great on its own, the premium version is absolutely worth every single penny. So what can you do with Canva in schools? I’m glad you asked!
Below, I’ll share with you five cool things you can do in Canva and then show you where you can get even more ready-made templates from us at SchoolMint.
By the way — I’m presenting next week on how you can use ChatGPT in your school. Click below to register!
1. Create Templates for School Flyers and Brochures
Whether you need a call-out flyer for your sports team or a flyer advertising enrollment at your school, Canva has a template for you.
All you need to do is swap out the placeholder text with your information, change up the colors, and you’re good to go!
Want to see some of my favorite templates? I’ve got you covered.
Say goodbye to boring newsletters! Canva has a ton of great newsletter templates that are SO easy to use. Newsletters are a great way to share the exciting things happening in your school in a casual, authentic way.
Not a designer? Not a problem! Canva has some great templates to get you started!
In marketing, video content has a really high engagement rate, meaning that people watch it and click it more frequently than text- or image-based content.
Canva’s easy-to-use video maker and simple templates let you create promotional videos for your school to highlight anything — including enrollment, student activities, or upcoming events. These videos can be shared on your website, social media, and more.
Whether it’s a school play, a fundraising event, or an open house, Canva can help you create beautiful invitations, tickets, and posters. The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to design professional-looking materials that will grab attention and increase participation in school events.
You can even use Canva’s printing service to get them printed and mailed right to you!
Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a few templates to get you started:
My mom is a kindergarten teacher and LOVES using Canva to create fun writing activities for her students.
Whether it’s creating a personalized journal, a handwriting activity, or a craft template, Canva has a LOT of premade and customizable templates teachers can use in a variety of ways to make their lives just a little easier!