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COURSE - Designing Newsletters

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This course discusses newsletters and provides examples of how they can be used to share information with students, parents, and colleagues. It also points out instances in which newsletters can be assigned to students as part of a classroom assignment. It explains templates and shows how to generate and modify a newsletter based on an online template. It covers how to save time and reuse existing material by inserting text from other files, as well as how to add visual interest by formatting text, including changing the font color and applying an appealing font effect. It discusses why you might modify spacing between lines or paragraphs and demonstrates how to change paragraph spacing to alter the amount of space taken up by the text.


Subject: Integrating Technology In The Classroom
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1


  • COURSE - Designing Newsletters
Introduction - Designing Newsletters
Contains a course description and a brief overview of the objectives covered in this course.more... 
Why Use Newsletters?
Discusses how newsletters can be used as a communication tool and as a learning tool.more...
Provides examples of how newsletters can be used by the teacher to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Gives examples of how students can use newsletters as part of a learning assignment. 
Create Newsletters Using Templates
Explains templates and how they can save time and provide design ideas.more...
Covers how to generate newsletters using templates found online at the Microsoft Web site.
Demonstrates how to begin making changes to documents based on templates. 
Insert Text From Other Files
Explains why you might insert a file into a document.more...
Demonstrates how to insert contents from a document into a different file.
Covers how to resize a text box once a file is inserted. 
Format Text
Discusses how to modify text in newsletters or other documents by applying different formatting.more...
Demonstrates how to change the font size and color.
Illustrates how to apply a font effect, such as All caps or Engrave. 
Change Paragraph Spacing
Discusses paragraph and line spacing and explains why you might change spacing.more...
Demonstrates how to show hidden formatting marks.
Teaches how to modify the amount of space between paragraphs. 
Insert And Resize Clip Art
Explains what clip art is and how it can add visual interest to newsletters and other documents.more...
Illustrates how to replace an original template's clip art by inserting different clip art.
Shows how to resize clip art to better fit the allotted space. 
Workbook - Designing Newsletters
Contains a printable workbook that includes a list of the lesson names and objectives covered in this course; a variety of real-life examples showing how the ideas and concepts discussed in this course could be used in a classroom, either as teaching tools or administrative aids; and exercises that provide additional practice and reinforcement of the skills and concepts covered in the course.more... 
Quiz - Designing Newsletters
Assesses the user's knowledge of the concepts covered in the Designing Newsletters course.more... 
Feedback - Designing Newsletters
This survey contains six brief questions pertaining to your educational role and computer experience, as well as to how you would rate your knowledge of this subject before and after this course.more...

Reviews (9)

Basic Member
Great session!
Full Member
This information was extremely helpful!
Full Member
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Basic Member
Good information, I was expecting to see an updated version, nevertheless, it is very useful to me.
Basic Member
Good, useful information.... but needs to be aligned to the current version of Office products.
Basic Member
great information which is what I needed to help students get ideas and find what they need in this program.
Basic Member
This section was pretty useful.
Basic Member
Good one to do before school starts!
Basic Member
Very Good Review.
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