ALEX Learning Activity


Create a Poster For a Famous Celebrity using Canva

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: TaNeezia Cook
System:Hale County
School:Greensboro Middle School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2252
Create a Poster For a Famous Celebrity using Canva
Digital Tool/Resource:
Web Address – URL:

This learning activity will teach students how to use the technology tool Canva to create a poster instead of the standard tri-fold board.  During this activity, students will be assigned a famous person.  They will research their person's personal statistics (birthdate, career, hometown, famous quote, picture) and design and create a poster using Canva.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Students know:
  • how to use a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA standards.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • using digital tools.
Learning Objectives:

I can produce, review, and revise a poster of a famous person using Canva.


  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

The learning activity should be used to teach students how to use technology tools to create different poster designs.  The students will be assigned a famous person for their poster.  The students will go to to create their poster.  They will need to download and save pictures of their famous person.  If they have the pictures saved it will be easier to upload them to their poster.  (Please refer to the Beyoncé poster.)  The students will need to find birthdate, hometown, career, and a famous quote of the famous person they have been assigned.  They should make sure to find a picture that is colorful to display.  After the activity, the students will have the opportunity to share their creations with the teacher and other students.

Assessment Strategies:

This activity can assess the mastery of students' ability to use the digital tool, Canva to create posters for presentations.

Advanced Preparation:

Students will need to create an account.  If your school uses Gmail, then they can use those accounts for setup.  The teacher may choose to do a sample poster and have the students practice creating some before the final product. 

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  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: digital posters, technology