Canva has become my preferred tool for
designing audio slideshow presentations. Now, thanks to a
tip from Larry Ferlazzo, it’s now one of my favorite tools for collaborative brainstorming sessions.
Canva recently started rolling-out real-time collaboration options similar to what you might experience with Google Docs or Drawings. Your collaborators can work on the same Canva design as you and you’ll see their names displayed on the design element they’re working on. For example, in my screenshot below you’ll see the name of my collaborator, Mason appears on the yellow sticky note that he’s added to the brainstorming template we’re working on.
Applications for Education
Canva has a large collection of
brainstorming and mind-mapping templates that students can use to collaboratively plan research papers, develop a presentation, or generate fiction story starters. There are also great templates for KWL charts and story analysis.
Canva has an education version that is completely free for teachers and students. Head to the Canva for Education page to learn more and sign up.