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Today’s Triple T is an add-on to last week’s Triple T!  What are the secrets to easy, eye-catching designs that will draw attention from any audience?

The secret to any good design lies in the way its visual elements are organized and positioned in relation to each other. This is exactly what layout design is all about. One of the easiest ways to achieve an organized design is to apply a grid system. Grids are the backbone of all layouts, infographics, fliers, and presentations. It’s a tried and tested technique.

Layout design involves using one grid or a group of grids, depending on what needs to be achieved. The grid system helps align elements based on sequenced columns and rows. We use this column-based structure to place text, images, and functions in a consistent way throughout the design.

Adobe Spark Grid Layout

Start from scratch

Sometimes a template is exactly what you need, or sometimes you have ideas of your own. That is where the background layout comes into play. You can select your layout and then add your own elements.

These layouts can be used for all sorts of creations by you and your students. (Remember, everyone has full access to this awesome tool!) Here are a few ideas for your classroom:



  • Brochures
  • Photo collage
  • Display student work
  • Invitations
  • Book report magazine cover
  • Cereal box covers
  • Classroom newsletter
  • Memes
  • Book covers
  • Comic strips
  • Motivational quote cards
  • Class highlights
  • The list goes on…..

Watch this short tutorial video to find out exactly where these layouts are located. You’ll also find out a few tips and tricks along the way! Happy “Sparking’ !

To download and share the design, click on the download option in the upper right corner.

 





PNG and JPG work great for sharing on your website or through digital means.



PDF is excellent for printing or higher resolution uses.


Click start download to create the file.

Canvas - All Those Unpublished Assignments

Now that it’s the beginning of 4th quarter, teachers have probably noticed all the unpublished assignments that they have imported in their course showing up on the Canvas Gradebook. Since there is no due date for those assignments, Canvas just assumes that you will use them in the 4th quarter. Have no fear, if they are unpublished students can’t see them, and they are easy to remove. In the View menu go in and click to remove the Unpublished Assignments. 

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"The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design." -- Adam Judge, author 

For most teachers design is a representation of the tool that was used. As you walk the halls of your school you can see posters and flyers that were designed in Microsoft Word or Google Slides. Typically they contain some recognizable element like word art or tables to arrange text and images. Using a design tool like Spark Post gives you unlimited possibilities.

Good design attracts attention

Start with a Template

While it would be great to take a class in the principles and elements of design and spend hours fine-tuning our posters and flyers, using a template can be much quicker.   Without much training at all people can recognize good design over bad design. The first step is to pick a design that is appealing and would work for your message. Then, change the text and images.
Spark makes it easy to adjust color and theme. Check out this quick video on creating a flyer using a template and adjusting the elements. To download and share the design click on the download option in the upper right corner.

 





PNG and JPG work great for sharing on your website or through digital means.



PDF is excellent for printing or higher resolution uses.


Click start download to create the file.




How to Sign in to Adobe Spark

To use Spark go to spark.adobe.com and click sign in.  Select Log In with School Account. Put your email in the field and click continue. Then select Company or School Account. 

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