design a lesson
June 8, 2010 7:40 PM Subscribe
DesignFilter-ish: I'm working on a project involving formatting lesson plans, activities, and readings for a secondary school level.
What are some things I should be paying attention to?
posted by joyeuxamelie to education (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I basically want to make sure that these lesson plans and materials are clear and easy to read (visually), are attractive and appealing, and formatted consistently and uniformly.
The materials will eventually be available online for d/l and printing.
What I'd like are some suggestions on :
- suitable typefaces (serif? non-serif?) I'm not liking Times New Roman very much... kind of cramped and narrow.
- justifying: should I left justify, or just justify?
- header, subheader etc, <-- how should I differentiate them? Different font sizes? Bold/italics? Use some kind of graphic?
- for powerpoints: what are some of the things that make you feel a ppt is poorly made/unclear?
and in general anything you think would make a printed document more visually appealing to a secondary school student. I know that in the end, it's really the content that matters, but I think that the way it's presented is important too.
oh, and btw, the pictures for the lessons themselves are already provided -- it's just my job to make everything uniform and pretty.