PYP Exhibition: Illustrator banners and Google sites

Grade 6 teachers asked my help for a stand-alone resource to help students create their PYP Exhibition banners and websites.

Things I learned:

  • G6 students will do amazing things with Illustrator.
  • Just because you can drag-and-drop in Illustrator, you shouldn’t. These steps will save you substantial time and frustration.
  • Illustrator very quickly delivers rewarding “A-ha!” moments.
  • Many students require explicit instruction messages, e.g.:
    • Do download high resolution images. and
    • Do not just take screenshots.
  • It can’t be said often enough: Create layers.
  • With about a 50/50 split, some learners prefer text instructions and some prefer video.
  • The Adobe website offers excellent and free tutorials.

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