Thursday, May 29, 2014

Canva- a great resource for flyers, strategy cards or other therapy visuals!

A number of great webtools have become defunct in recent months (bye, xtranormal, and see ya, Kerpoof, sniff sniff), so it's great to see that useful websites are still being developed. Canva premiered in the past year as a tool to make design accessible to everyone.  Canva is free (some backgrounds or stock photo options available at cost) and a super-easy way to make a snazzy visual: a flyer for your services, event, or practice news, an appealing reminder to use a particular language strategy (concepts from Social Thinking® spring to mind) or a creation tool to make a poster emphasizing "language underpinnings" of a curriculum topic.

Note: Canva is NOT accessible on iPad currently. Messages on the website indicate this is coming in the future.

Canva promotes itself as "Amazingly Simple" and it is! Select a layout or background (or both), add and edit your text, and insert photos (many stock options cost $1, or add your own photos or digital drawings). Your product will be linkable or downloadable as an image or PDF.

Canva contains some specialized options: for your social media peeps, you can make blog images, Pinterest-friendly pics, Twitter or Facebook cover images, and more.

Our bulletin board- filled with Canva-produced announcements!

What visual do you have of using Canva? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Thanks for sharing this resource! I just started playing around with it and it seems like the possibilities for use are endless!

  2. I've been using Canva to create pins and to add graphics to my blog ( I love it. It's so easy to use. Their email tutorials and hints are also wonderful.