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Should We Embrace Canva Taking Over the Eduverse?
30th January 2023 • Edtech Throwdown • Eric Guise/Nick Johnson
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Episode #130: Should We Embrace Canva Taking Over the Eduverse?

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 130 called “Should We Embrace Canva Taking over the Eduverse”. In this episode, we’ll share some of our favorite things about Canva - the web based design tool that is taking over education. We’ll explain Canva Docs, Canva Webpages and 14 Apps that can enhance your designs and classroom projects. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.

Segment 1: Updates

  1. Iste Philadelphia
  2. NJECC Conference is March 7th (Tuesday in person) and March 8th (Wednesday remote)

Segment 2: Canva Apps

Scott Nunes Canva Connection:

Canva Docs - Canva tries to break into the document creation space with the Canva alternative to google docs.


Did you know that Canva has an ever-growing collection of apps that can enhance your designs in some pretty cool ways?

  1. Text to Image - type out a description and it will generate an AI style image
  2. IconDuck - hundreds of thousands of icons
  3. BitMoji - same old bitmoji, just in canva now
  4. Character Builder - avatar creation
  5. Pexels - access to more background images
  6. Pixabay - like pexels
  7. QR code generator  
  8. Giphy - bring in gifs from this popular gif creator
  9. Stipop - digital stickers
  10. Google Keep
  11. Bulk Create - bring in data from a csv file to populate a canva template
  12. Used for - student ID badges
  13. Charts - line graphs, pie charts, bring in data from excel or other csv
  14. YouTube - embed YouTube videos in a design
  15. Google Drive - connect your google drive to import images and videos
  16. Smartmockups - Convert any image into various product mockups

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