Canva for EDU, part 4

This is the final Canva for EDU post (for now) but I have only scratched the surface of what Canva can do for you in the classroom.

Canva for Edu Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Classroom Kits

Let’s start by looking at the EDU menu you see when you hover over templates in the top dropdown menu. We’ve already touched on some of these, but I definitely want to look at classroom kits. Different kits contain different things, but each of them is theme coordinated including things like name plates, posters, Google classroom header, labels, and daily agenda.

Here is a snapshot of an ocean theme you could use.

Google Classroom Header

I have shared how to make your own Google Classroom header in Google Drawing. And as I’ve said before, I do love Google Drawing. This is just another option if you don’t want to start from scratch.

There are many templates available, but you can also start from scratch or just customize a template to fit your needs.


The newsletter templates are amazing! The size is set for 8.5 x 11 so it’s ready to print. There are over 100 templates to choose from.

Group Work/ Canva Classroom

We haven’t talked much about the Canva Classroom, but you can set up classroom in Canva and assign groups tasks. The groupwork templates are designed to be used this way. I am no expert in this area because I have not used it. Here is a link to a document created by Canva that can give you more information.


I love an interactive planner. I like to put mine in Notability with links and I have a digital planner I can write on. I’ve also created interactive planners in Google Slides that you can type on. Well…. you can create interactivity within Canva, but it didn’t save the links when I exported. You could always design this in Canva and export it to Google Slides or PowerPoint and add the navigation.

Here is the link to a quick template I threw together. It needs some work, but you get the basic idea.

There are folks on Twitter who know way more about Canva than I do. I hope this has been a good introduction to some options available. If you try any of the ideas, please let me know. I love to see what people create.

Notability, Planner, sketchnotes

Bullet Journal Teacher Planner

I love to create sketchnotes and have tried my hand at bullet journals.  I love creating sketchnotes on my iPad, but I have always kept a paper journal. This year I discovered a PDF linked electronic bullet journal that you can use in Notability or GoodNotes. I wanted to try it out but not spend a ton of money on it. I discovered a tutorial online that taught me how to make one using Keynote. OH MY GOSH, it was so much fun. I created a teacher planner and I LOVE how it works. I’ve provided the PDF file for you to use if you want to try it out too.

Yes, I know, you can use Google calendar and I do, but there is something about writing on a calendar that works for me.

You click on the tabs on the side to take you to the month you want. You can click on beginning of the week to take you to the week you want.


You need to store the PDF in Google Drive or Dropbox and import it to Notability. You can also use GoodNotes, but I haven’t personally tried it.

Enjoy the file. Remember this is my first attempt so I can’t promise perfection. You an also go on Etsy and search for electronic bullet journals to find some others have created.

PDF File