As a homeschool teacher, I’m always looking for printables that are the perfect fit for our needs. I typically find something close to what I’m looking for, but there’s usually something missing. When I had the opportunity to review Monique’s Diy Printables Course for Teachers and Homeschoolers Course, I was thrilled with the learn to create printables course and will share with you my experience.
Since I’ve designed downloadable files before, but I was looking more for more efficiency and features. Every design program has it’s strengths and weaknesses. Plus, I wanted to find out if Monique‘s course was easy for my readers. And, you can always learn something new from any lesson. There’s always something I can take home from courses.
So, let’s talk about the communication methods first. Monique’s course is written for the first two modules before using a design program. So, the videos come in just when you need a step-by-step visual on how to create printables.
DIY PRINTABLES FOR TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS COURSE
There are 3 modules:
Module 1: Let’s get started – covers basic fonts, color, clip art, and design ideas
Module 2: Start Lesson Planning – help to get your lesson plans together as we brainstorm what kind of printables to create for your school year
Module 3: The Good Stuff: Designs Go! Step by Step video tutorials on how to create printables in PowerPoint
Module 1 gives you great ideas on colors and where to find the best art clips and design ideas. This is where most of her information is written so be prepared to read, but it’s in an easy to read format and just long enough.
In Module 2, get ready to start planning what you are going to create. Monique gives you plenty of examples to choose from.
The last Module is where all of the work gets done. This is more heavily involved in a design program that is free and easy to use. I learned a lot in this module. I had not used Pixlr before and it was surprisingly easy to understand thanks to Monique walking me through it, step by step.
If you have Powerpoint, you’ll want to be prepared a bit to be ready for the presentation. If you are familiar with Powerpoint, you may not need to prepare. However, I wanted to give you an idea of how to prepare your layout if you have an older version like me. When I go into Powerpoint, it automatically displays a slide format. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to change the format. Go to File, New, and then Page Set Up. Select Letter and then Portrait. This way, the format will be the same as on Monique‘s screen.
You don’t have to be technical to make your own printables. These days, everything is available online but you don’t have to do it alone. Monique gives you ideas on the type of printables you can make, what colors go best and great resources, free and paid to help you find images and pretty fonts.
If you decide that this is something you want to pursue, keep in mind that you can download Pixlr easily for free and most of us have Powerpoint if you have any Microsoft products.
I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it was to use the programs, and also thankful for the lifetime access course as I will be referring to it again in the future. It was perfect for my situation, I did not know how to use Pixlr or hadn’t used PowerPoint in many years. Plus, I was looking for an easy way to use fillable PDF forms and Monique made my life a little easier!
HOW TO ACCESS COURSE
Here are the details on how you can take advantage of this course and a special offer, only available until Tuesday, 07/31/2018!
The DIY Printables Course for Teachers and Homeschoolers is typically $47, but you can get today for $29! Plus, you can get the bonuses including PowerPoint templates and how to create a fillable PDF file.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this and if you have reservations on learning about printables. It’s a great price so don’t miss out on the great discount! Write in the comments below!