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Canva does graphs, charts, and diagrams!

I only recently discovered that Canva, one of our favorite design tools, extends its design magic to support graphing and data visualization. 

I cannot tell you how often I wished for a template to create pie, bars, fishbone, concept maps, comparison charts for my instruction, presentations, infographics, and reports. I often struggle to help teachers and students consider ways to compellingly visualize their collected data.

The same free and easy-to-use tool we go to improve our slides, posters, social media banners and graphics, flyers, certificates, invitations, business cards, and planning tools also helps us organize ideas and data using the resources–images, icons, fonts, color palettes, and more–that are already go-to Canva resources.

Those who know exactly what type of graph, chart or diagram they need can dive right in. If you are initially unsure, Canva’s Graph Maker offers support in choosing the right template. For each of the 25 graph categories, there are multiple editable design options. In many cases, you’ll be led to a graph slide that is part of a larger presentation option.

Bring your own data or ideas to organize and select the appropriate template. The drag-and-drop interface makes the rest–designing and sharing–easy. It is now possible to share links to invite collaboration–nice for student group projects.

Make attractive graphic organizers to support student research.

Beyond graphs and charts, this page offers even more Canva goodness organized by template type: canva.com/templates/

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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