Computer Generated Flannel Boards

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How to create flannel boards using your computer, specifically using clipart from Microsoft Office Online Gallery, and editing it in Paint and Word

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Computer Generated Flannel Boards

  1. 1. Computer Generated Flannel Boards Created by SEC at AU of YPL
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Flannel Board versions of stories for storytimes can be made from a variety of sources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Flannel Board versions of stories for storytimes can be made from a variety of sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Patterns from Books </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Flannel Board versions of stories for storytimes can be made from a variety of sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Patterns from Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Pattern Pieces directly from the Internet </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>Flannel Board versions of stories for storytimes can be made from a variety of sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Patterns from Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Pattern Pieces directly from the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Your Own Patterns thru Pen & Ink </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>Flannel Board versions of stories for storytimes can be made from a variety of sources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Patterns from Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Pattern Pieces directly from the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Your Own Patterns thru Pen & Ink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create Your Own Patterns using the Computer </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. This presentation will teach how to create your own patterns for stories using the computer
  8. 8. <ul><li>Open Microsoft Word </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Click on Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll across </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Clipart </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Insert ClipArt box appears </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Click on Clips Online </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>Connect to Web box appears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is telling you that you need to have your computer connected to the internet in order to open the Online Clipart </li></ul></ul>
  13. 18. <ul><li>Click on OK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you do not already have an Internet Explorer window open, this will open one for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you already have an Internet Explorer window open, that window will be directed from whatever website it is currently open at to Microsoft Office online </li></ul></ul>
  14. 20. <ul><li>Microsoft Office Online opens </li></ul>
  15. 22. <ul><li>Type something to search for (e.g. dog) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Search </li></ul>
  16. 24. Limiting to Clipart Images <ul><li>Click on Filter by Type on the left-hand column </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Clipart </li></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><li>Now only Clip Art images appear </li></ul><ul><li>You want to limit to Clipart because it is usually: </li></ul><ul><li>- resizable & </li></ul><ul><li>- easier to edit </li></ul>
  18. 28. Choosing Clipart <ul><li>Click on boxes below pictures you want </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: When choosing pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose ones that fit your needs (obvious) </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to change/edit image at all, </li></ul><ul><li>Choose ones outlined in black & mostly solid in color </li></ul><ul><li>Plus it is best if you do not need to delete/erase a lot of extraneous objects </li></ul>
  19. 30. When finished choosing pictures <ul><li>Click on Download # item(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Either on top bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or in left-hand column </li></ul></ul>
  20. 32. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>Microsoft Service Agreement may appear </li></ul>
  21. 34. Microsoft Service Agreement <ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Click Accept </li></ul>
  22. 36. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>Download the Microsoft Office Template and Media ActiveX Control for Office Online appears </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>
  23. 38. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>Clip Art Download page appears </li></ul>
  24. 40. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>Scroll Down </li></ul><ul><li>Click Download Now </li></ul>
  25. 42. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>File Download box appears </li></ul>
  26. 44. Downloading Clipart <ul><li>Click Open </li></ul>
  27. 46. Downloading Clipart Completed <ul><li>Clipart picture(s) you downloaded now appears in Insert ClipArt box </li></ul>
  28. 48. Inserting Clipart Into Document <ul><li>Click on ClipArt picture to select it for inserting </li></ul>
  29. 50. Inserting Clipart Into Document <ul><li>Click on top icon on clipart menu bar that appears </li></ul>
  30. 52. Inserting Clipart Completed <ul><li>Now clip art is added (inserted) to Word Document </li></ul>
  31. 54. Editing Clipart <ul><li>First, Resize Image to largest size </li></ul><ul><li>Make certain document is at 100% viewing, as well </li></ul><ul><li>Larger pictures are easier to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Document viewing size affects size of picture when you copy & paste into Paint </li></ul>
  32. 56. Editing Clipart <ul><li>Click on Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Copy </li></ul>
  33. 58. Editing Clipart <ul><li>Open Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Click Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Click Paste </li></ul>
  34. 60. Editing Clipart <ul><li>Picture now appears in Paint </li></ul><ul><li>At this point, you can edit picture using Paint’s many tools </li></ul>
  35. 62. Saving Edited Clipart <ul><li>Click on File </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Save As </li></ul>
  36. 64. Saving Edited Clipart <ul><li>Save As box appears </li></ul>
  37. 66. Saving Edited Clipart <ul><li>Click Save in: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your Agency’s Server </li></ul><ul><li>You do not want to save to My Pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>That saves to the C: of that computer only. </li></ul><ul><li>Saving to your agency’s server makes picture available on any computer logged in as your agency. </li></ul>
  38. 68. Saving Edited Clipart <ul><li>For File name: </li></ul><ul><li>Type a name for the Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save </li></ul>
  39. 70. Inserting Edited Clipart Into Word <ul><li>Click on Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll across </li></ul><ul><li>Click on From File </li></ul>
  40. 72. Inserting Edited Clipart Into Word <ul><li>Insert Picture box appears </li></ul>
  41. 74. Inserting Edited Clipart Into Word <ul><li>Click Look In: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on your Agency’s server </li></ul>
  42. 76. Inserting Edited Clipart Into Word <ul><li>Click through folders to your picture </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Click Insert </li></ul>
  43. 78. Inserting Edited Clipart Completed <ul><li>Edited picture now appears in word beside the original </li></ul>
  44. 80. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>You can do further edits in Word </li></ul><ul><li>Right-Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll to Edit Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Left-Click Edit Picture </li></ul>
  45. 82. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>Edit Picture window opens </li></ul>
  46. 84. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>You can use the Drawing Toolbar to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add lines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word has some special line features not available in Paint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word has some autoshapes not available in Paint </li></ul></ul></ul>
  47. 86. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>Here I added an 8-point star to the Dog’s collar </li></ul>
  48. 88. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>You can also add WordArt to pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Insert </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll across </li></ul><ul><li>Click on WordArt </li></ul>
  49. 90. Editing Clipart in Word <ul><li>Here I added text to the star tag I made earlier </li></ul>
  50. 92. Editing Clipart Completed <ul><li>When finished editing in Word </li></ul><ul><li>Click Close Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Edited picture now appears in Word </li></ul>
  51. 94. Repeat Above Steps <ul><li>Repeat choosing, downloading, editing clipart for all necessary pieces for Flannel Board </li></ul>
  52. 95. Completed Flannel Board <ul><li>Resize all pictures to sizes desired for Flannel board </li></ul><ul><li>Save Document </li></ul><ul><li>Email Graphic Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending document as an attachment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cut-out completed pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Add magnets or velcro to backs </li></ul>
  53. 96. Summary <ul><li>Now you know how to create your own flannel boards using the computer </li></ul><ul><li>These same steps can be used to create black-and-white pictures for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crafts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paper bag puppets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coloring pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying to Colored Construction Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Any Questions????? </li></ul>
  54. 97. For More Help <ul><li>Further instruction on Paint Accessory’s tools is available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact SEC at AU </li></ul></ul>

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