Building a creative virtual classroom


    THE disruption brought about by the current COVID-19 pandemic has advanced the adoption of online learning in schools all over the world.

    Canva for Education offers a rich and authentic learning experience tailored to the needs of a classroom by empowering teachers and students to create and collaborate online through visuals. Best of all, it is an entirely free resource of teachers globally.

    The user-friendly intuitive platform also includes add-ons such as education-specific content, the ability to create captivating videos, plus every ingredient to bring designs to life with Giphys, over 2 million images, 800k icons and illustrations, 700+ fonts, YouTube integrations and QR codes.

    Yani Hornilla-Donato, Canva’s Manila country manager, said the estimated 27 million students, expected to enroll this academic year in the Philippines, are sure to benefit from Canva for Education.

    “Our goal is to help teachers create engaging classroom content, simply. With a plethora of classroom-friendly templates, relevant to specific learning goals, teachers can create eBooks and eBook covers, presentations for their subjects, class schedules, worksheets, handouts, online test papers and posters; the options are only limited by your imagination,” Donato added.

    Canva for Education also includes an all-new collaboration space, a review workflow, access to content from Google Drive, Dropbox, Folders, version history and SSO with Clever and Google.

    In a webinar hosted by Canva in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), Mark Anthony Sy, DepEd EdTech coordinator, highlighted the value of equipping educators with tools to empower them in the classroom.

    The webinar also paved the way for Canva and DepEd to launch a Facebook Community for Filipino Teachers that serves as a space for professional support and training as teachers learn and adapt to the modalities of virtual and distance teaching.