Lesson Plan

Subject: ICT
Topic: Introduction to creating InDesign Documents
Date: 17 May 10
Year: 10
Lesson #
  1. Creative Activities in Computer applications for Year 10 (Pronto) – pp.65
  2. Indesign for beginners – pp. 9, 10, 12

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop an understanding of creating and managing shapes in InDesign documents.
  • Students will be able to set up the text boxes, type text into it and manipulate the text.
  • Students will also be able to insert an image into the document, align all the objects in the document as they refresh their ideas of using design principles.

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.

4 minutes
10 minutes

6 minutes

25 minutes

5 Wrap-up
Touch typing practice

Discuss the design principle of alignment

Showing individual students
  • how to insert an image into InDesign document
  • how to insert an shape into InDesign document
  • how to align elements in InDesign document

Typing from their orange books

  • Display someone’s poster on the screen
  • Discuss alignment of the elements
  • Show how to align horizontally
  • Show how to align vertically
  • Discuss white spaces (margins)

Students will
  • practice using the tools shown using the instructions in pp.9, 10, 12

Students will save their work to continue into the next class