To celebrate our third birthday here at I Heart Teaching Art I've been playing around the online Graphic Software Canva. Earlier this week my partner went on a training course at work and afterwards he did not stop raving about it so I had to check it out and so far... I'm pretty impressed! The site allows you to make blog graphics, Facebook covers, posters and more in a matter of minutes! You can customise the fonts, colours and upload your own images into a selection of existing templates and they even have a ton of stock images which you can use if you don't have your own.
Already I've come up with a few ideas of how it could used in the classroom...
- Mocking up initial ideas with Graphic Students
- Making beautiful things for classroom displays (but in much less time!)
- For those of you who are tutors and have to get your class to put together poster etc. for around school
- If you run a blog, twitter, Facebook etc at school! Make some quick, stylish imagery!
I can't believe it's been three years since we started the blog! I had fun looking back at the photo's we took when we first put the site together and chucked in a fun one of me and Kirsty having a bit of a giggle in B&Q last year whilst collecting paint for the end of year exhibition! We've had so much fun with the blog and we're always overwhelmed with the positive feedback that we get from our readers! Thank you!
- Claire ❤