Canva - Photo Editor & Design: Top Tool For Novice Digital Designer

Canva - Photo Editor & Design

Create snazzy designs in seconds with flexible, cloud-based tool

Pros: Tons of free templates plus great guidance can transform budding artists into able designers.

Cons: Resource-intensive and can be prone to crashes. It can be easy to confuse "layouts" and "designs" and lose work in the process.

Bottom Line: A flexible, accessible way to get kids -- especially design novices -- creating digitally in your classroom if you have stable internet and time to get students set up to be successful. 

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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