How Canva and Wonderopolis are Transforming Educational Content

With teachers looking for new ways to inspire student learning and engagement, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Wonderopolis— a popular education site that has helped over 45 million students learn the answers to thought-provoking questions about the world. With Wonderopolis, we can learn “Why Do Cats Purr?”, “Can You Divide by Zero?” and so much more. Combined with Canva’s templates, including graphic organizers, posters, postcards, and comic strips, this partnership is the perfect combination of engaging content coming together in a way for students to visually demonstrate their learning. The educational possibilities are endless!

Check out the collection of Wonderopolis templates:

Here's how students can demonstrate their learning on Canva using Wonderopolis’ Wonders of the Day:

  1. Visit Wonderopolis.org to see the “Wonder of the Day” or explore by most recent, most popular or by subject area.
  2. Each Wonder (e.g. “Why Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?”) comes with a reading passage, a comprehension quiz, wonder words, a discussion board, and “Try It Out” extension activities.
  3. For every Wonder, teachers can prompt students to demonstrate their understanding through visual representation.
  4. Open Canva for Education and assign students a ready-to-use Wonderopolis Template such as an infographic, graphic organizer (e.g. venn diagram, pro/con chart, K-W-L chart) poster, comic strip, postcard, social media template, or drawing template.
  5. Encourage students to submit and share with others. If you prefer, groups of students can even collaborate on a design in real-time!

Get inspired with these app smashing ideas

Here are some top ways to get started with Wonderopolis and Canva:

  • Poster - challenge students to design a poster that relates to the Wonder of the Day passage.
  • K-W-L Chart- select a Wonder of the Day and ask students to complete K-W-L charts on Canva by sharing what they 1) Know 2) Want to Know and 3) Learned.
  • Postcard - imagine you’re mailing a postcard from the distant location featured in the Wonder of the Day. What message would you send home about your experience?
  • Comic Strip or Storyboard - design a brief story on Canva based on what you learned on Wonderopolis.

See the entire collection of Wonderopolis templates here!

Summary

The Canva and Wonderopolis partnership is an incredible step towards making learning more fun and engaging for students. Canva is loaded with tens of thousands of ready-to-use educational templates and Wonderopolis is continuously growing their collection of daily Wonders. Together, the educational possibilities are endless!

Upgrade now to Canva for Education

If you’re a K12 educator, you can access Canva for Education - our free offering. You get all the benefits of premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates with it. You also get a dedicated classroom space to invite students and teachers to share, review and manage your work.

You can sign up here using your school, Dept. Ed’s, or Google-certified email domain. Please note, you’ll be asked to verify your teaching credentials, so you can access Canva for Education.

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