Canva-based Digital Practical App for Teaching Writing

Veronika Unun Pratiwi, Tya Ambar Sari, Elisya Rachmawati, Nanik Sulistyowati


The objective of this study was to determine how to improve the procedure text teaching in English for students of 10th grade at Vocational High School (SMK) of Taman Siswa in Sukoharjo, Central Java, Indonesia. The study began with observations on September 19, 2022 to October 20, 2022 based on planning and the results of observations and assessments of initial results presenting procedure text. The results conclude that by using the Canva apps in project-based learning could improve the ability of 10th grade students at Taman Siswa Vocational High School in Sukoharjo to present procedural texts, as evidenced by an increase in learning motivation and learning outcomes in each cycle. Based on the observations of researchers and observers during classroom action, the researchers suggest the following. First, the use of the Canva application through project-based learning needs to be implemented by teachers at the Vocational High School of Taman Siswa in Sukoharjo in particular and by teachers in other schools in general. Second, teachers should be able to apply various variations of learning models to create a fun learning process so that they are able to encourage students to learn optimally


Canva app, learning media, English learning, technology

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