Lesson Plan

Subject: ICT
Topic: Introduction to creating InDesign Documents
Period: 5
Date: 11 May 10
Year: 10
Lesson #
Introduction to InDesign pp. 3 to 15

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop an understanding of creating and managing basic InDesign documents.
  • Students will be able to set up the Workspace, document, adding and arranging pages.
  • In so doing students will be able to refresh their ideas of using colour to develop ideas for potential outcomes.

Expected prior knowledge:
Students will have already looked at the principles of design (aesthetics and function); this lesson could be a refresher at the beginning of a new project.

5 minutes
10 minutes

10 minutes

30 minutes

5 Wrap-up
How is Indesign important?

The power of InDesign

InDesign exercise

Recap/Inspiration for future lessons
PowerPoint/artifacts of InDesign products and how they are done. Exhibit or hand out different piece of broachers / flyers / other documents to each group and get them to discuss the plus and minus points about what each of those document makes them think of, associations, emotions etc. Then have one member of each group report back to the class

  • Creating a new document
  • Saving, printing
  • Adding and arranging pages

InDesign Exercises
  • Exercise 1.1 pp.14