Combine technology with the fun of making Valentine’s Day cards!
This lesson allows students to use Microsoft Word, Google Docs or Canva to create a printable Valentine’s Day card. A complete, step-by-step instruction guide is included for Microsoft Word, a Quick Start Guide is included for Canva, and links are also provided to online tutorials for Google Docs and Canva. Also included are the project expectations and a grading rubric. This is a fun, creative project that reinforces technology skills while inspiring creativity in students. Different software options allow teachers to utilize available resources, give students a choice of which software they would like to use, and encourage new learning skills. The lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could easily be used in upper elementary or high school as well. All files are editable.
· Access to computers for each student with Internet access and Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Canva (free, no download needed: https://www.canva.com/)
· Printer (color or black & white) to print cards
· Paper (white and colored)
· Whole class overview demonstration of the basic program tools and resources for the lesson(s): ½ to 1 (50 minute) class period
· Greeting Card Project: 1-2 (50 minute) class periods
· Teacher Notes and Resources
· Valentine’s Day Printable Card Project: Student Expectations & Rubric
· Valentine’s Day Printable Card in Microsoft Word: Step-by-Step tutorial (MS Word 2007 and 2010)
· Valentine’s Day Printable Card in Microsoft Word: Step-by-Step tutorial (MS Word 2013)
· Valentine’s Day Printable Card in Microsoft Word: Step=by-Step tutorial (MS Word 2019/365)
· Valentine’s Day Printable Card in Google Docs: Step-by-Step tutorial
· Canva Quick Start Guide
· Sample Greeting Card
This lesson is great for distance learning/remote learning. You can upload it to your school’s learning management system (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc.) or share with students via Google Drive.
Total Pages: 11
Teaching Duration: 3 days
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