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Episode 31 - Creating with Canva

by Jeff Herb & Jon Samuelson | Instructional Tech Talk Jeff Herb - Host

Middle School Principal, Education Writer and Speaker

Jon Samuelson - Co-Host

Technology Innovation Specialist

Show Notes

0:54 – Introductions and Welcome

2:00 – Website updates (ITT website redesign)

3:20 – Introduction to Canva (can login using Twitter, Google, etc)

  • Stock imagery
  • pre-existing layouts
  • faster than Photoshop to put words on a picture

4:55 – Jon shares about being an #EdTech Marketing guy.

  • All the template dimensions for social media profiles are pre-set in Canva

5:28 – Adobe Post is shared as a way to create quick graphics.

6:20 – Difficulty with YouTube channel art (not predefined in Canva)

7:00 – Using Canva as a tool to create slides for a slide deck (PowerPoint/Keynote/etc)

  • Haiku Deck

7:55 – Free Stock Images

  • Newsletters on Product Hunt, sign up for free newsletters and import into Canva

9:25 – Noun Project Icons

  • Monthly subscription (to use without attribution), but amazing icons (free if attributed)
  • Thanks Tony Vincent!
  • Example (I searched ‘podcasting')!

12:35 – Jeff used to make graphics using Keynote and screen shots

13:50 – Canva iPad app

16:40 – Canva Stats

  • Launched for 860 Days
  • 560 Million Images available
  • 7.1 million users
  • 51.4 million designs

17:50 – A PSA from Jake Duncan: “Just pay the dollar.”

19:55 – Canva for Work

26:00 – Subscription Shock

26:30 – Using Canva with students

34:30 – Adobe Slate

36:10 – What's to come for 2016

Follow Jeff (@jeffherb) and Jon (@jonsamuelson)



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