Canva is an excellent tool for design and creating image collages, flyers, slides, and infographics. I've featured it a handful of times since its initial launch. Most recently I published a video about how to create a collage in Canva. This week Canva released a bunch of new template sets that anyone can use. One of those new template sets is for creating magazine covers.
The magazine cover template set in Canva includes a mix of free and paid templates. There are enough free templates, fonts, and color customizations that most students will never need the paid templates.
Applications for Education
In a social studies class I might have students use the Canva magazine templates to create covers that serve as summaries of the week in news. In that sense they would make covers resembling The Economist or Newsweek.