Teaching by Design (Paperback)

Using Your Computer to Create Materials for Students with Learning Differences [With CD-ROM]

By Kimberly S. Voss

Woodbine House, 9781890627430, 334pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2005

List Price: 34.95*
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This innovative, practical book teaches how to use computer graphics programs (Microsoft PowerPoint, FreeHand, Illustrator, AppleWorks and CorelDraw ) to create, design, and adapt educational materials for people with profound to moderate developmental disabilities of all ages. A companion CD-rom included in the book provides dozens of timesaving graphic templates that give designers a head start in the process. More than 30 recipes provide easy, step-by-step instructions for creating dynamic, customizable materials, such as a Game Spinner, Telling-Time Worksheet, and Flash Cards. Creating materials requires basic computer skills that many readers may already have or can easily learn. The book is organized into the following sections: *Graphic Design Considerations: How presentation variables (images, layout, type-style) affect learning. *Graphic Skills, Programs, and Resources: Tips on using specific graphics programs; where to find images and buy art supplies.CD-Rom: Included