These workshops can be used for live instruction and cover topics ranging from the fundamentals of graphic design to practical everyday business projects.

Lesson plans

These resources are for teachers looking to inspire their students to think and express themselves creatively through visual design.

Written by John Spencer

John Spencer is an author, speaker, blogger and assistant professor in Newberg, Oregon. He is passionate about seeing students embrace creativity. It's why he co-wrote Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and co-founded Write About.

  • Lesson plan: How to teach visual poetry

    Poetry itself is a type of art, but did you know that you can create poetry to look like art, too? Visual poetry is a …

  • Career Infographic

    Students will research information by using correct keyword searches, identifying sources, and analyzing facts. They will create an infographic explaining key information about a specific …

Written by Monica Burns

Monica is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. She's presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national conferences and Apple Education events. She's a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a contributor to Edutopia and appoLearning.

Written by Paul Hamilton

Paul is the Head of Learning Technologies (Primary) at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland, Australia. A leader and innovator in the edtech world, renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling published author, app developer, and sought after keynote speaker.

Written by Steven Anderson

Steven is a blogger, speaker, Educational Evangelist, author, and Dad. A former teacher and Instructional Technology Director and best known as @web20classroom, his expertise is in edtech integration and learning through social media. He also helped create #edchat, the most popular educational hashtag on Twitter.

  • Getting To Know All About You

    Students will learn interesting facts about their fellow classmates. In doing so, students will understand and master information and digital literacy skills.

Written by Terri Eichholz

Terri Eichholz teaches gifted students in Kinder through 5th grades in San Antonio, TX. She's been an educator for 24 years, and is a proponent of guiding students to create, problem-solve, and personalize their own learning. You can read more on her blog, "Engage Their Minds," or follow her on Twitter (@terrieichholz).

  • Lesson plan: How to teach students about building characters

    A fundamental step to creating an engaging story is building characters and engaging the reader with their journey. In this lesson plan, students will learn …

  • Lesson plan: The world's most famous art movements

    From Futurism to Cubism (and everything in between) in this free and downloadable lesson plan about art movements, students will learn about some of the world's …

  • Lesson plan: How to teach students about historical bias

    Since history is a subject where people express their opinions it means that we have to be very careful to watch out for bias. When …

  • Puzzle it Out

    Students will acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate words and phrases.In doing so, they will gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to …

  • Real World Ratios

    Students will learn about the concept of a ratio and how to use ratio language to describe the relationship between two quantities. This lesson plan …

  • From Page to Stage

    Students will take an in depth look at a character featured in a piece of text they are studying. They will analyze how complex characters develop over the course …

  • Illustrative Infographics

    This lesson plan is about using infographics to illustrate information. Students will use a computational representation to illustrate relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships …

Written by Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. She writes the Cool Cat Teacher Blog, hosts the Every Classroom Matters show, and writes about how technology can be used to connect students to the rest of the world. Vicki is working hard to teach the Canva staff how to use the word "y'all" in everyday speech.

Written by William Ferriter

Bill has many different titles. He's an author and a professional development provider with expertise in modern learning spaces and in establishing collaborative communities. What he is most proud of, though, is that he is still a full time practitioner, teaching science to sixth graders in a middle school outside of Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Lesson plan: Biodiversity

    Biodiversity can be thought of as habitats that contain a wide variety of plant and animal species. In fact, biodiversity is essential to the survival …