Smore & MS Publisher - ICT Tools

Erasmus+ KA-1 Course


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Course Description

Microsoft Publisher allows small businesses to quickly create publications such as brochures, flyers, and posters for printing or sharing online. You can easily create professional-looking publications by either creating them yourself from scratch or using one of the many pre-designed templates that Publisher offers. These templates can easily be customized for the look you want.

This course will teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully use Microsoft Publisher 2013 like a professional. Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations along with HD Video tutorials to show you how to use all the features, whistles and bells of Publisher 2013.

Smore Flyers

How many times have you tried to make something – a poster or flyer – and just felt you weren’t creative/neat/artistic enough? How many times have you felt your handwriting was not nice enough or you just couldn’t draw designs the way you wanted them to turn out? Well fear no more Smore Flyers has the perfect solution when it comes to making flyers. These flyers can be done quickly and can hold lots of information. Students of almost any age can use this cool tool to make flyers, posters, or invitations on almost any topic in the classroom. And then once the flyer is finished students can share these online or print them out and hand them out. No more messy or uncreative flyers or posters in your classroom!

There are usually around five to ten options for each, which some might see as not enough. However, I think it keeps it from being too overwhelming. Plus by keeping the options limited to only five fonts it could be helpful to students who spend too much time on detail as now they don’t have to choose from a thousand different things.

Insert Different Types of Media

Another great thing about this cool tool is that you can upload all sorts of content to it. Users can add text, pictures, audio, videos, and more! This is helpful for whatever you are making – your options are practically endless to the things you can add to your flyer or poster. This can make school projects more fun because students aren’t limited to just writing or only showing through pictures. Now students can really get to know certain topics by being asked to find all sorts of media to support their ideas and claims.

Once everything is complete, Smore Flyers gives you the option to share what you’ve made in many different ways. You can share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Craigslist, email, direct link or you can just print it out and handout your flyer. You can also view flyers that other people have made with the Featured Flyers page. You can see what other people have done with their flyers to maybe give yourself some ideas or see all of the the options you can choose from.

Main goal

You'll learn:

· How to create new publications

· How to set up pages so creating publications is easy

· How to add shapes, images, and graphics to publications

· How to add beautiful backgrounds and other page elements

· How to use color correction and other photo editing tools for your publication

· How to add, resize, and rotate objects to achieve the look you want

· How to add tables to publications

· How to create a product catalog using Publisher 2013

· And so much more!

You don't need previous experience with Publisher to be able to complete this course. This course starts with basic skills, then moves forward to more advanced features and techniques. No matter your skill level with Publisher when starting this course, you will be able to successfully create any type of publication – just like a professional – when you are finished.

Target groups

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, parents, other interested person


Increased understanding of how to use Publisher effectively:

  • Introduction to DTP
  • Page layout
  • Layout tools
  • Document formatting
  • Publisher objects
  • Text tools
  • Graphics
  • Images
  • Tables
  • Printing

Course Lessons (7 days)

DAY 1:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013

    Not to be confused with Microsoft Word, Publisher is used primarily for page layouts and designs, instead of text documents and proofreading.

  • Lesson 2: Creating a Publication

    Even though Publisher 2013 gives you the ability to create publications from a blank page, its templates can make creating presentations a lot quicker and easier.

DAY 2:

  • Lesson 3: Working With Objects

    This lesson is going to cover some of the basics of working with objects. As the course progresses, well teach you more advanced features for objects that are available with Publisher 2013.

  • Lesson 4: Creating Publications From Scratch, Using Page Setup

    If you start with a blank publication and want to create your own, learning to do things such as setting up your page will be very important.

  • Lesson 5: Inserting Images Into Publications

    Images and graphics are the key to making your publications attractive.

DAY 3:

  • Lesson 6: Applying Formatting and Other Corrections to Images

    In the last lesson, we covered how to insert pictures into your publication. This lesson will cover how to work with those images.

  • Lesson 7: Inserting Shapes and Other Items

    Images aren't the only things you can insert into your publication. You can also draw and insert shapes, advertisements, and the list goes on.

DAY 4:

  • Lesson 8: Working With Text and Text Boxes

    The way Publisher handles text is what separates it from simple word processing programs like Microsoft Word.

  • Lesson 9: Formatting Paragraphs Within Text Boxes

    Unlike character-level formatting, most of the paragraph formatting options can only be found on the Home tab in the Paragraph group.

DAY 5:

  • Lesson 10: Creating a Catalog

    Instead of telling you what creating a catalog means in Publisher, were going to show you how it works.

  • Lesson 11: Correcting Text and Design Errors

    Publisher gives you a number of tools to catch and correct the errors in your publication. These can be design errors or spelling errors. In this lesson, we're going to show you exactly how you can use these tools.

DAY 6:

  • Lesson 12: Use and Format Tables

    You can use tables to do complex page layout operations that almost rival expensive professional publishing programs like Adobe InDesign.

  • Lesson 13: Pulling It All Together to Create a Publication

    In this lesson, were going to walk you through putting together a publication. We'll incorporate what we've already learned to show you how easy it can be to create stunning publications using Publisher.

DAY 7:

  • Lesson 14: Customize Pages

    In this lesson, were going to show you some of Publisher's more advanced features.

  • Lesson 15: Other Publisher Tasks

    Mail merge is the ability to create a mass mailing based on a single publication template.

  • Lesson 16: Publishing, Printing, and Sharing

    With fast, high-resolution printers, creating a publication can be as easy as sending it to your printer, and binding it by hand.

Financial conditions

  • The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (70 euro/ day), 490 Euro for a 7 days course (without travel)
  • We can provide you very nice and comfortable hotels. All expenses is covered by EU in Erasmus+ School and Erasmus+ Adult project.
  • We can organise cultural activities.

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