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Content Creation and Communication With Canva

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Location: Room 348-9
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Explore and create : Creation lab

Kristina Holzweiss  
With Canva, you won't need a degree in graphic design to create content to support student learning and to communicate with your colleagues. Learn the basics of Canva, as well as how to create GIFs, collaborate with other users and schedule social media posts.

Audience: Professional developers, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Related exhibitors:
Canva for Education
, StickTogether Products LLC

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will learn how graphic design is an "on ramp" for reluctant writers and speakers. They will learn about the different templates offered by Canva, how to modify them for their needs, and how to create teaching resources from scratch. They will also learn how to use Canva to participate in conversations and to connect with others through social media.


An overview of the Canva platform will be provided, including templates, design studios, and the various features. Attendees will learn step by step how to create their own classroom resources and social media posts. Attendees will also learn about the collaborative features of Canva.

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Kristina Holzweiss, Syosset High School

Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist librarian She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. She is the author of "Hacking School Libraries" and Scholastic makerspace books.

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