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Fun Publisher Assignments

Diversity Directions--Assignment 1                                    Excel Spreadsheet-Final-2014 

Rubric--Assignment 1                                                         

                                                                                        Final Directions

Personality Test

 

Stock Tracking-- Warm up                                               Current Event Article for April 10

 

Extra Credit                                                                      Questions for Current Event Article on April 10 

Naviance Directions -- Assignment 2

 

Naviance Follow-Up Assignment -- Assignment 2            http://chronicle.com/article/Confronting-the-Myth-of-the/145949/

Access Vocabulary                                                         

                                                                                          Article for today, April 29, 2014 

Cluster Names

 

Access PowerPoint                                                            OnGuard Online

 

Career Project                                                                    Pop Art

 

SAM directions                                                                   Memorial Day           

 

Personal Access Database                                                   Article for May 14th

 

Employment Application                                                      Scavenger Hunt

 

Candy                                                                                 

                                                                                              Budgeting Article

chart directions

 

Charts                                                                                 Netiquette

 

Chart Directions

 

Concept Web

 

Publisher Business Cards

 

Publisher Tri-fold

[NOTE: This page will remain here, but you may want to check out my new site, jerry.education, which hosts many Digital Literacy teaching resources! ]

You have found your way to the Art of Sneaky Teaching with Print Projects resource site. The purpose of this site is to provide ideas for those who teach Desktop Publishing. The site was created and maintained by Jerry Smith, a Business Education teacher at the Breathitt Area Technology Center in Jackson, KY. The materials are not lesson plans per se, but they can be used as the application and assessment parts of a lesson plan. Most of this material presented here was written for use in high school classrooms, however, it could be easily adapted for pre- and post-secondary students as well. I have taught these lessons with both Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Indesign. With very few exceptions to some of the rubric items, all the materials are platform-independent.

Some of the rubrics and project are better than others: What you see is an amalgamation of three years of trial, error, and imagination. These materials work for me. If you find a resource you don’t like, either make it better or simply do not use it :) You should be very excited to be teaching Desktop Publishing. This class has the potential to be a bright spot in a student’s day who otherwise plows through his or her other classes for no other reason than to receive a credit.

Any materials that are meant to be used together will have a red outline around them.

I also have a small assortment of non-Desktop Publishing lesson plans and materials at my Stuff for Business Teachers page or my Electronic Teaching Portfolio. I also have a site created for teaching Windows File Management.

Desktop Publishing Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get Adobe Creative Suite for my Classroom/School? For those interested, I use Adobe Creative Suite 5 in my classroom and the students use InDesign and Photoshop to complete everything. If you want to get Creative Suite your school, check out Adobe’s K-12 Site License brochure (which is for CS6, the latest version). It’s much cheaper than buying individual licenses for machines in your lab. Most schools would want the TLP license, which means you buy the site license one time and you can use the version you bought at your school perpetually (up to the number of licenses you buy). Note that the CLP program is cheaper, but it’s based on the assumption that you’ll be buying software year after year. If your budget is like mine, it’s very rare to be able to buy anything big like this. (When we got CS5, we actually replaced 8 year old versions of Photoshop and InDesign!)

As of May 12, 2013, Adobe offers K12 Licenses in bundles of 250 or 500. The Design Premium package with the 250 seat license that we use is listed in the brochure at $10,500. With the software included in that package, we teach Desktop Publishing, Web Design, and Multimedia Publishing, so you can definitely get your money’s worth if you are teaching these courses.

The Adobe representatives are really nice and were very helpful when we were getting our order ready.