Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Teacher Week: Technology Tip Tuesday

Teacher Week: Technology Tip Tuesday


I am sitting here wracking my brain about what I can share with teachers using technology.  I am not an expert, but I do okay. I couldn't come up with anything.

 I decided to share how to make great looking letters for bulletin board using your computer...that counts right???  Many people now use die-cut machines like Cameos and Cri-cuts.  You don't need fancy tools to create something like this....


1.  Choose a bold font that you like.  I set the page as landscape, I used SAF 
and size was 550.  You have to type it in yourself...my computer only goes up to 72.

2.  Type out your words, highlight and click on text effects, the outlined blue A on the tool bar.  Choose outline and line effects.  You can also right click, go to fonts and click on text effects at the bottom.
3.  Click on text fill and choose no fill.  Click on text line black.  Click on weights and arrows. I chose solid line and 4 point, it is your preference on colors and lines.  I choose thicker lines, so I can cut them out and still have some black showing.


5.  You are ready to print!  I added some scraps of paper and stitching using a sharpie marker.  I made this on foam board.

I hope this technology tip will help someone out there!

I'm posting for  Blog Hoppin' for Teacher Week!!!
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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the tip. It helped me to know how to insert giant text when making an editable banner.

    Much appreciated!
    Learning in the Little AppleJane

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  2. Thank you! I was literally JUST wondering how to do that!

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  3. This is very cool but, when I type in "550" for the font size it just defaults back to "12".....not sure what I'm doing wrong. HELP Please! :) I would really like to know how to do this.

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  4. Me,

    Are you highlighting your words? Highlight and then type in font size and hit enter. That should work!

    Let me know...

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  5. THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!! IT WORKED! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE IT!!

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  6. Thanks for the great tip. I am just learning how to make printables and charts and so on. This is perfect! Again Thnaks

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  7. Did you print it on the foam board? Or trace the letters on the foam board?

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  8. I mounted it on the foam board.

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  9. THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I am going to give this a try tomorrow! :) PLease check out my site too! :)

    Brianne
    From Behind the Lavender Door

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