Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How to Make Teacher Docs: Backgrounds
A year ago I didn't know how to do a screen capture. (Now I use this on an almost daily basis!)
Nine months ago I didn't know how to use Word for anything but typing.
Six months ago I didn't know how to put clipart into a Word document.
Last week I didn't know how to put backgrounds into Word docs.
Two days ago I didn't know how to do a screen recording.
Reading this list, I'm feeling slightly accomplished! (Despite the fact that I'm home writing a blog entry only because I have a kid with a 103+ degree fever sleeping on the couch nearby! Poor kid feels TERRIBLE! But I digress...)
Even my teenagers, a major source of my technological education, are marginally impressed with my new abilities. Not that they don't roll their eyes occasionally. Just last week they watched me trying to put a circle into a worksheet. "Mom, hold down SHIFT to keep the circle perfectly round." (If only someone had told me that a year ago!)
Although I don't keep a bucket list or make New Year's Resolutions, I've really been wanting to learn how to make the cute teacher handouts that are constantly posted all over the internet--in blogs, on teacher selling sites, on Google Docs... Little by little, I'm learning. I'm happy to share a couple things that I've recently discovered. Hopefully, this will make your bucket list a little easier!
Note: A TON of credit goes to MyCuteGraphics. That's where I'm getting most of my clipart. And it's where I found a tutorial for how to put a background into a Word Doc. I had to experiment a bit because Word on my Mac doesn't look like her photos. (I assume she has a PC?) But I figured it out. Here tis...
If this sort of tutorial helps you with your bucket list, please leave a comment. I'd be happy to make more if I know that it helps someone!
And if I totally did it wrong, let me know. I can take it. I think.
For the rest of the series, see Make Teacher Docs.