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How to use Canva’s AI tools to wow your classroom

From brainstorming new ideas and lesson plans to creating eye-catching teaching materials, get our practical guides to wow your classroom with Canva’s AI-powered tools.


Artificial intelligence(opens in a new tab or window) is everywhere – but in a world of endless tools, it can be challenging to know where to begin, let alone the best ways to incorporate the technology(opens in a new tab or window) into your teaching. In fact, we recently surveyed 1,000 teachers(opens in a new tab or window) to understand how they’re feeling about AI, and although the majority were optimistic, 93% expressed they didn’t know where to start – so we’ve developed some practical guides(opens in a new tab or window) on how to incorporate AI-powered tools into your classroom.

We believe the power of this technology lies in the hands of the user – so as lessons ramp up for the new year(opens in a new tab or window), here’s how to maximize Canva’s AI-powered tools and wow your classroom in 2024.

Save valuable time

Magic Design for Presentations

Creating an engaging classroom presentation is now easier than ever, thanks to Magic Design(opens in a new tab or window) for Presentations(opens in a new tab or window). Whether you’re building a last-minute lesson plan, developing a fun quiz for students, or diving deep into an interesting topic, simply type your idea in a few words, then watch as the slides come to life, ready for your final touches.

Check out the Magic Design for Presentations guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Magic Write

Magic Write(opens in a new tab or window), Canva's AI-powered teaching assistant, helps free up time for more meaningful classroom engagement with your students. Enter a simple prompt inside any design to save time rewording sentences or paragraphs, summarizing text, or brainstorming activity ideas.

Check out the Magic Write guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Resize & Magic Switch

Repurposing your teaching materials just got a whole lot quicker. With Resize & Magic Switch(opens in a new tab or window), you can instantly swap the format, language, and dimensions of your designs. Whether you need to turn a classroom presentation or whiteboard notes into a summary document for easy printing or simply resize an educational poster, switch things up in just a few clicks.

Check out the Resize & Magic Switch guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Increase student engagement

Magic Animate

Animations are a fun and engaging way to capture and keep your student’s attention – and you don’t need to be an expert animator to do so. With the help of Magic Animate(opens in a new tab or window), you can effortlessly update and enhance designs with eye-catching transitions and slick motion effects.

Check out the Magic Animate guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Magic Grab

Have an image in mind for a classroom resource but need to move some elements around? Enter Magic Grab(opens in a new tab or window)! Whether you’re choosing an image from Canva’s image library, uploading a screenshot, or changing up photos in existing designs, use Magic Grab to select and separate the subject to edit, reposition, or resize it. You can also update any text in your image for quick and easy editing.

Check out the Magic Grab guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Magic Media

Take creativity to new heights and get your students excited by turning ideas into engaging images or videos in seconds with Magic Media(opens in a new tab or window). From creating a new class mascot to designing personalized student avatars or setting the scene for magical storytelling, generate captivating visuals tailored to your educational needs in seconds.

Check out the Magic Media guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Edit with ease

Magic Edit

A powerful tool for encouraging creativity, Magic Edit(opens in a new tab or window) adds, replaces, or edits images based on short written prompts. The options are endless – from updating student profiles to reflect their dream careers to embarking on a virtual field trip with replaced backgrounds or replacing objects with imaginative images to dial up storytelling.

Check out the Magic Edit guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Magic Morph

Take designs from ordinary to extraordinary with Magic Morph(opens in a new tab or window)! Whether you’re applying effects to text or a shape or creating patterns and textures to make them pop, Magic Morph is a transformative tool for creating realistic representations. From adding a foil effect to balloons for classroom celebrations to some sparkling shine to the stars in the solar system, there are plenty of ways to take designs to the next level with Magic Morph.

Check out the Magic Morph guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Magic Expand

Say goodbye to awkward framing – you can now extend an image in any direction with Magic Expand(opens in a new tab or window). Whether you need to turn a vertical image into a horizontal one, extend a background in a photo to avoid cut-offs, or restore cropped parts of images, Magic Expand seamlessly expands images to suit any need – from posters to newsletters or online teaching materials.

Check out the Magic Expand guide(opens in a new tab or window).

Explore all the magic

Whether brainstorming new ideas and reducing your planning time to creating engaging teaching materials, AI-powered tools are now an integral part of the teaching toolkit – and easy to make the most of once you know how.

Ready to wow your classroom? Dive deep into inspiration with the full suite of educational AI guides.(opens in a new tab or window)


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