Department of Education; American College of Education DL5013: Engaging Diverse Learners in Digital Environments Module 3 Application Dr. Angie Parker May 1, 2022
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Informal Introduction to Book Creator Canva Introduction and Table Presentation About Canva Canva Activity About Book Creator Book Creator Activity Conclusion References Appendix A: Web 2.0 Tool Table with Embedded Links Appendix B: Bloom's Taxonomy Cognitive Domain Chart
Welcome to Book Creator! I have turned on collaboration, so you are able to click the "+" button at the top right and add any elements or comments you would like to this book!
You can also click the "record" option under the "+" to add voice recorded notes as well! My students love when I do that! My audience for these tools are 1st and 2nd grade digital art students. I decided to try and add fun elements that I would use with them, as well as keeping with a Master's level project. I hope I've succeeded.
Introduction and Table Presentation
Please Watch the Video for the first half of Module 3's Application.
Canva is a Web 2.0 design tool that is user-friendly and visually stunning. Over the past few years, Canva has become a household name because of its user-ability and educator friendly free premium upgrades that had a huge impact during the Covid-19 pandemic. Canva can be used by artists and educators alike to create anything from social media posts, logo design, video creation and presentation, poster and marketing design, the list goes on. They have a seemingly endless stock of fully editable templates, direct access to stock photography and audio, and have linked up with apps like Bitmoji, Giphy and Book Creator.
Canva is a great tool for middle school and high school aged students, as well as adult students and artists alike. There is an option to invite others to collaborate on projects, which is an invaluable option.
I do believe that after working in Canva, there is a place for my second grade digital art students to work within the tool. We learn about avatars and branding, layout and design throughout the year. I would like to incorporate a project that involves logo/avatar design. Students can use templates, stickers and text to create their character, and then by extension, a logo for the avatar or an aspect of said avatar.
On more complicated projects, I create Screencastify videos or self-paced Pear Deck for Google Slides that demonstrates step-by-step. Students then pause the video as they go and work along side it. I walk around the room modeling and trouble-shooting. This has allowed for the more advanced students to work at their own pace, and frees me up to help any student who needs it. I believe that I would use this approach with a Canva project.