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									Desktop Publishing Project
The emphasis in education today is on higher order thinking skills, problem or project
based learning and authentic assessment. Many instructional units include having
students summarize their research findings by producing brochures, posters and
booklets—in short, desktop publishing (DTP).

Project Requirements
  q Trifold Brochure
  q Two (2) Graphics (one of which must have been manipulated in Photoshop) of
     sufficient quality for print material
  q Appropriate citation of all sources (for both information and images) using APA
     style for the citations on the back of the brochure. All images have appropriate
     credit lines on the images as well (with the exception of images used on the
     cover which are credited elsewhere in the brochure).
  q Application of Proximity, Alignment, Repetition and Contrast to create a visually
     appealing design


What You Must Email Me
  ✔ DTP application file
  ✔ PDF Version of the file
  ✔ Description of brochure purpose (in body of email)
  ✔ Description of Photoshop manipulation (in body of email)


In addition, you must also give me a
   ✔ Print out of the brochure (it must be black and white and on two pieces of
     paper; if not, points will be deducted)

Suggested topics for your trifold brochure:
   q Sample of expectations for student work (pretend you have a lesson plan that
      includes having students create a brochure and this is a sample one to show
      them your expectations)
   q Information for a K–12 educational program
   q Informational brochure for parents, fellow teachers or the community

You may not use any templates, wizards or color schemes in creating your brochure.
You must create it using your own imagination and design skills.

Note: Images may not be obtained from Wikipedia, photo sharing services or
commercial sites. Realize that many sites such as these are blocked at many schools
so your students (and perhaps you as the teacher) will not be able to access those
materials. Familarize yourself with public domain sources. Use your own creativity.


EDMT 285                                                                        Fall, 2009
                                                                   Carol May Koroghlanian
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This project is due by 5:00 Wednesday November 25 and is worth 65 points.

Additional points will be deducted for:
  ✔ grammar, spelling and punctuation errors (in addition to the brochure, this
       includes your email and cover sheet!)
  ✔ turning in your project after the due date (significant points deducted for this)
  ✔ using two spaces after periods on any of the submitted materials

Assignment Linkage to Standards
  & ISTE Technology Standards for Teachers
           1B:   Your DTP assignment requires students to create a trifold brochure using desktop
                 publishing software. This represents an authentic problem for your students.
           2A:   For some of you, your students will be producing the trifold brochure; a learning
                 experience that incorporates digital tools and requires students to demonstrate their
                 creativity and problem-solving skills.
           2D:   For some of you, your students will be producing the trifold brochure so it pertains
                 to content standards like language arts; but by requiring students to convey their
                 understanding of that content by using DTP, students are also showing their
                 competence in technology standards. It represents a different form of assessment that
                 can inform your understanding of student learning.
           3C:   If your trifold brochure is something created by an educator to use with teachers,
                 parents or the general community, you (the educator) are using technology to
                 communicate effectively.
           4A:   A brochure made by yourself or your students should respect copyright, intellectual
                 property and provide appropriate source attribution.

   & Wisconsin Teaching Standards
           1:    If this trifold brochure is something that your students would produce in a lesson or
                 unit plan, then this is an example of you as a teacher creating a learning experience
                 that may be more meaningful to students and connect the content more to their
                 daily lives.
           4:    Having your students create something that uses DTP often shows their understanding
                 of content; this is an instructional strategy. It’s one that allows students to solve
                 problems and use critical thinking skills. It’s a very active learning experience for
                 students that uses technology.
           6:    This standard is not only about the educator using various communication techniques
                 but also about the educator creating learning opportunities where learners expand
                 their communication techniques. DTP is a form of communication that students need
                 to understand and know how to use.
           8:    Within your lesson or unit plan, you are using the DTP project to assess students’
                 understanding of content and technology standards. The DTP project is another
                 assessment technique.
           10:   If your trifold brochure is primarily a vehicle to communicate and collaborate with
                 parents and other educators to somehow improve student learning, then that fits this
                 standard.

   & UW—Eau Claire Liberal Education Goals and Outcomes
           1:    Knowledge of Human Culture and the Natural World. If your trifold brochure is about
                 culture or the natural world, this goal would apply.



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                                                                              Carol May Koroghlanian
            2:    Creative and Critical Thinking. Information literacy includes communicating with a
                  variety of media. Print is one such media.
            3:    Effective Communication. One type of communication is print materials. You need to
                  develop materials appropriate for the content and audience.
            4:    Individual and Social Responsibility. Ethics and responsibility apply in terms of
                  copyright, intellectual property and appropriate citations. All things you or your
                  students need to do working with this technology.
            5:    Respect for Diversity among People. If your brochure is about a diversity topic, this
                  goal would apply.


    & Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for
      Information and Technology Literacy
      These standards are intended for K-12 students; we talked about them earlier in
      the semester. Since you, as an educator, will be responsible for these standards,
      it makes sense that you (the teacher) are competent in these standards as well.
      There are four sections to the standard, A, B, C and D. We are only looking at
      section A in this class.
         By the end of Grade 4 students will:
           A.4.1     Use common media and technology terminology and equipment
                     s	 demonstrate proper care and correct use of media and equipment
                     s	 demonstrate the correct use of input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard) and
                        output devices (e.g., monitor, printer, speakers)
                     s	 develop touch keyboarding techniques using both hands
                     s	 save and backup files on a computer hard drive, storage medium or server
           A.4.2     Identify and use common media formats
                     s	 recognize the common organizational characteristics of print media (e.g., title
                        page, table of contents, copyright statement, index)
                     s	 demonstrate how to open and run a software program from a local storage
                        device or network server
                     s	 create, save, move, copy, retrieve and delete electronic files
                     s	 incorporate graphics, pictures and sound into another document
           A.4.3     Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information
                     (note from Carol; substitute desktop publishing software for word processing
                     program in the following)
                     s	 produce a document using a word processing program
                     s	 edit a word-processed document using a spell checker
                     s	 demonstrate the text editing features of a word processing program (e.g., bold
                        face, italics, underline, double spacing, different size and style of fonts) to
                        produce a finished product
                     s	 explore special formatting features (e.g., borders, shading, centering,
                        justification) of a word processing program
            A.4.4    Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information
                     s	 generate, send, retrieve, save and organize electronic messages
            A.4.5    Use media and technology to create and present information
                        use
                     s	 draw, paint or graphics software to create simple signs, posters, banners,
                        charts, visuals, etc.

By the end of Grade 8 students will:
            A.8.1    Use common media and technology terminology and equipment
                     s	 demonstrate the correct operation of a computer system on a network



EDMT 285                                                                                    Fall, 2009
                                                                               Carol May Koroghlanian
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                   s	 demonstrate touch keyboarding skills at acceptable speed and accuracy levels
                      (suggested range 20-25 wpm)
                   s	 organize and backup files on a computer disk, drive, server or other storage device
                   s	 scan, crop and save a graphic using a scanner, digital camera or other digitizing
                      equipment
           A.8.2   Identify and use common media formats
                      use
                   s	 a graphics program to create or modify detail to an image or picture
           A.8.3   Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information
                   (note from Carol; substitute desktop publishing software for word processing
                   program in the following)
                      use
                   s	 the spell checker and thesaurus functions of a word processing program
                   s	 move textual and graphics data from one document to another
                      use
                   s	 graphics software to import pictures, images and charts into documents
                   s	 compose a class report using advanced text formatting and layout styles (e.g.,
                      single and double spacing, different size and style of fonts, indents, headers
                      and footers, pagination, table of contents, bibliography)
           A.8.4   Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information
                   s	 access information using a modem or network connection to the Internet or
                      other on-line information services
                   s	 view, print, save and open a document from the Internet or other on-line
                      sources
                      use
                   s	 basic search engines and directories to locate resources on a specific topic
           A.8.5   Use media and technology to create and present information
                      use
                   s	 draw, paint or graphics software to create visuals that will enhance a class
                      project or report

       By the end of Grade 12 students will:
         A.12.1 Use common media and technology terminology and equipment
                   s	 demonstrate proper keyboarding mechanics and touch type accurately
                      (suggested range 30-35 wpm)
                   s	 identify common graphic, video and sound file formats (e.g., JPEG, GIF, MPEG,
                      QUICKTIME, WAV)
         A.12.2 Identify and use common media formats
                   s	 describe the common organizational patterns in different types of print media
                   s	 demonstrate how to import and export text, graphic and sound files
         A.12.3 Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information
                   (note from Carol; substitute desktop publishing software for word processing
                   program in the following)
                   s	 explain terminology and concepts connected with integrated software or
                      an applications suite (e.g., tool palette, bulleted or numbered lists, macros,
                      autocorrect, find-and-replace, stylesheets)
                   s	 proofread and edit a document using the spell, thesaurus and grammar
                      checking functions of a word processing program
                      use
                   s	 desktop publishing and graphics software to produce page layouts in
                      different formats (e.g., brochure, trifold, newsletter)
          A.12.4 Use a computer and communications software to access and transmit information
                   s	 choose most appropriate search engines and directories to locate specific
                      resources on the Internet or other on-line services
                      use
                   s	 desktop conferencing, email or groupware to communicate with others
                      regarding assignments or class projects
          A.12.5 Use media and technology to create and present information
                      use
                   s	 draw, paint, graphics or presentation software to visually communicate
                      ideas or concepts

EDMT 285                                                                                    Fall, 2009
                                                                               Carol May Koroghlanian
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DTP Project Grading Rubric
Criteria                                           Points Comments
Email Requirements                                 5           0 points if any are missing.
Note: a printed version of the brochure must
be submitted in class
     DTP Application File
     PDF File
     Description of brochure purpose
     Description of Photoshop manipulation
     Printed version of the brochure
Criteria
                   10 Points                       5 Points                      0 Points

Graphics &         All graphics are of suffi-      Some graphics are of          Graphics are of insuf-
Citations (10)     cient quality for print mate-   sufficient quality for        ficient quality for print
                   rial. Image and information     print material. Sources       material AND/OR all
                   sources have been cited         have been indicated but       sources, including
                   properly on brochure (APA       are improperly cited on       graphics have not been
                   format). No images from         brochure. No images from      cited appropriately.
                   Wikipedia, photo sharing        Wikipedia, photo sharing
                   or commercial sites were        or commercial sites were
                   used. Copyright issues          used in the project.
                   have been considered and
                   guidelines followed. Image
                   attributions appear under
                   image except on front
                   cover; that image attribu-
                   tion appears on the back of
                   the brochure.
Fonts &            The font(s) are appropri-       The font(s) chosen are        The font(s) appear to
Typography         ate for the topic and print     somewhat appropriate          have been chosen for
                   material. If more than one      for the topic. If more than   reasons not related to
(10)               font is used, they comple-      one font is used, they go     topic or audience. If
                   ment (not clash with) each      together fairly well. One     more than one font is
                   other. The fonts explicitly     or more of the forbidden      used, they clash.
                   excluded from use in class      fonts might be used.
                   are not used in this bro-
                   chure. Typographic tech-
                   niques are used to enhance
                   readability and appeal.




EDMT 285                                                                                      Fall, 2009
                                                                                 Carol May Koroghlanian
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Copyfitting &    The Dos and Don’ts of          The Dos and Don’ts of       Several of the criteria
Polishing (10)   Desktop Publishing have        Desktop Publishing have     listed previously have
                 been followed. Columns         been followed to some       not been followed.
                 are consistent in length.      extent OR columns are
                 Margins are consistent.        inconsistent in length OR
                 Gutters are sufficient for     margins are inconsistent
                 folding. Appropriate pro-      OR gutters are insufficient
                 fessional language is used     for folding OR inappropri-
                 throughout.                    ate language for profes-
                                                sional use appears.
                 30 Points              25 Points            20 Points            15 Points

Layout &         The brochure           The brochure is      The brochure is      The brochure
Design           appears profes-        appealing and        neat and orga-       shows little attempt
                 sional and appeal-     somewhat pro-        nized. PARC has      at applying the
                 ing. PARC has          fessional. PARC      been applied         ideas of desktop
                 been applied con-      has been applied     inconsistently.      publishing, layout
                 sistently through-     most of the time.                         and/or design.
                 out. Layout and        The layout and
                 design techniques      design is some-
                 have been used to      what reflective of
                 increase the overall   the content. The
                 design and appeal.     layout and design
                 The layout and         could easily be
                 design is reflective   improved.
                 of the content.




EDMT 285                                                                                  Fall, 2009
                                                                             Carol May Koroghlanian

								
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