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Eighth graders analyze the U.S. Constitution. In this desktop publishing lesson plan, 8th graders access an electronic version of the document and use publishing tools to check the frequency of the use of selected words and look at the meaning of those words. Students then create brochures for the roles of the President.
Britain2 is a desktop publishing tool that one can use to introduce basic computer skills. In this lesson, 6th graders are walked through the step needed to create and publish a document on their computer. This is basically a computer lesson with a social studies element thrown in. Perhaps it would be better to focus on the social studies aspect and allow the computer training to occur as a natural part of the writing process.
High schoolers use desktop publishing to create various documents needed in planning a school event: school announcements/posters, invitations, calendars, newsletters, school letterhead, banners, etc.
Seventh graders identify terms related to computer-generated productions (e.g., desktop publishing, WYSIWYG, clip art, hypertext, multimedia, laserdisc, CD-ROM, VCR, scanners, camcorders).
Sixth graders read and research news articles in print media and on the Internet. The create a news article using a desktop publishing application applying appropriate proofing and rewriting.
Introduce your class to Desktop publishing. They become familiar with searching on the Internet, keyboarding, and desktop publishing. They design an American quilt using facts they find about their culture. Great interdisciplinary lesson.
Young, bilingual authors create and publish a bilingual poetry book. They write and perfect poetry, using original artwork to illustrate their ideas. They edit, publish, and bind their book using desktop publishing.
Students create a desktop publishing piece that shares their favorite Christmas memories.
Looking for an excellent lesson on teaching Word Processing and Windows skills? Then this lesson is for you! Using a file embedded in the plan, pupils practice developing desktop publishing skills. They practice editing, using a variety of formats, the toolbar, paragraph alignment, and how to properly save work. A terrific lesson which teaches important life skills.
The Apple iWork Pages program is utilized to transfer written storyboards into digital format. Eventually, pupils publish their final photo journals. This fine lesson teaches many real-life skills such as: word processing, desktop publishing, editing text, inserting photos, and creating pleasing publications. Excellent lesson!
Students taking Human Anatomy and Physiology design a health club. They analyze the structure and function of various muscle groups and determine what exercise equipment works best for each muscle group, and using a desktop publishing program they design and print a brochure or print advertisement for their health club.
Fifth graders study dehydration and dehydration of foods. They measure the amount of water lost from fruits as they are dehydrated. They use desktop publishing software to design an advertisement for dehydrated fruit after researching appropriate uses for this type of food.
Students examine the grammar rules for using quotations and commas. They discuss and observe the use of commas and quotation marks in comic strips, explore various websites, and in small groups create a poster of rules and an original comic strip using desktop publishing software.
Sixth graders solve math problems using database operations, word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet formatting. They demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, math, and computer skills using information on South America.
If you want an interesting way to teach about the Caribbean that incorporates technology, this might be your answer. Class members conduct a WebQuest to gather information about Caribbean islands and create a travel brochure using Microsoft Publisher or another desktop publishing program. While this is not very detailed, it provides the framework, relevant web site, and a rubric for the brochure.
Middle schoolers explore the concept of design, and identify items in their lives that have been designed. They explore the concept of book design and create and arrange their own page layout.
Sixth graders research information on Britain and practice desktop publishing skills. They follow teacher instructions as they edit their work using Microsoft Works then they complete an assignment to practice their skills.
Sixth graders practice desktop publishing skills using the following tools on the Menu Bar: Format (Tabs; Indenting), Edit (Insert and deleting text; Cut and Paste; Edit, Undo Editing), Tools (Spelling), and entering a paragraph and proofreading. They complete worksheet to assess their computer skills and knowledge about Britain.
Students exercise skills in basic typing, use desktop publishing, investigate reports, learn formatting/editing, and write creatively.
Students continue to use the desktop publishing program, QuarkXPress. Individually, they discover how to layout an oversized document. To end the lesson, they use odd shaped pieces to create a box for a videotape and present them to the class.