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How to Make Free Business Cards in Microsoft Word With Templates. Want to save some money on business cards? Create them with Microsoft Word templates. You don’t need great design skills as a variety of free business card templates for every profession have you covered. Spend a bit to purchase good quality printer paper from a place like Avery or Staples. Customize the business cards yourself and get ready to hand them out. It’s easier than you think. To access the business card templates within Word, click File > New. Portrait With Waves If you like business cards in portrait view rather than the ordinary landscape view, this is a nice option.

Portrait With Logo Another good portrait option is this next one that has a spot for your logo. Landscape With Bamboo If a bamboo theme works for your business, then you will like this Microsoft Word business card template. Landscape With World For technical companies, this neat template has an image of the world on it. Landscape for Retail Landscape With Stripes Try Free Third-Party Templates Landscape With Orange.

5 Tips for Lesson Planning in Word – tekhnologic. Do you write your lesson plans in Word? Do you limit the amount you can write? Are your lesson plans easy to read? Are your lesson plans easy to complete? This post looks at five tips for lesson planning in Word. A few days ago, Elly Setterfield (The Best Ticher) wrote an article called ‘planning on a daily basis‘ and in the article she posed the question: What do your lesson plans look like on a normal day-to-day basis? Sandy Millin was the first ELT blogger to answer. Both Sandy and Elly shared tips for planning by hand.

Observation lesson plans are usually typed – easier to read, change, email, and reproduce. I have always used a combination of both digital lesson plans and hand-written lesson plans. But if you are making a digital lesson plan on a day-to-day basis, it is important to keep them simple, easy to read and easy to complete. So, I have tried to take Elly and Sandy’s advice and apply it to writing a lesson plan in Word. Tip #1 – Highlighting Text Tip #2 – Changing Case. How to Make Your Project a Success with Excel Templates.

Templates are an essential tool in the portfolio of an effective project manager. With the right template, all the number crunching will happen automatically, once you entered your data. And if you can do basic edits on a spreadsheet, your custom templates will go a long way. We have compiled several different Excel templates that you may find handy in your projects. Start With Simple Planning Project Timelines For simple project timelines, Microsoft’s template website has two very nice options. The second option is a simple, four-week timeline with resource allocation, a color-coded view, and status column. Keep in mind that these are available once you sign in with your Microsoft account. Calendars If you are not prepared to create your own Excel calendar and can make the most use of a continuous monthly calendar, then Vertext42 has a great one.

Microsoft has an attractive any year calendar with a separate tab for each month. Delve Into the Details Gantt Charts To-Do Lists Invoices Budgets. 8 Creative Uses of Google Drawings You Shouldn't Ignore. Advertisement Did you ever click the bright red “New” button inside your Google Drive? Google Drawings isn’t at the forefront of tools. The limelight is reserved for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But let’s do a reawakening of sorts and click on More to go to the “neglected” siblings. Google Drawings is the freshest among all Google Drive tools. That’s just one.

Now, that we have got the limitations of Google Drawings out of the way, let’s look at a few more creative uses. Use It for Collaborative Post-It Notes Think of Google Drawings as an universal whiteboard for sticking Post-It notes. When you can’t be at the same place, a quick Google Drawings share coupled with a Hangouts chat is an easy solution. Create Your Own Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers are diagrams that help organize information visually.

Use the library of templates to take a shortcut (e.g. a flowchart template) or create your own from scratch. Design an Infographic Make Custom Graphics for Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. 8 Formatting Tips for Perfect Tables in Microsoft Word. You just cannot create beautiful Word documents by cutting corners on tables. On Word, tables are not just containers for data – they are essential formatting tools. Microsoft Word 2013 brought a new layout engine and finer controls for creating those little grid of cells. One of the little improvements was that text inside tables is not forced to align with text outside the table. Microsoft made it easier to create and format basic tables. But let’s start with an apology. Use Table Properties for Perfect Table Manners Using tables and even changing them on the fly according to the data has become far easier in Word 2013. The quickest way to start is with Quick Tables.

Word 2013 introduced the Insert Control feature for inserting a new column or row with one click. When you want to move / order a row around, use the combination of Alt+Shift+Up Arrow and Alt+Shift+Down Arrow to order the row up or down. The Table Properties dialog box is for precise control over the data and its display. Match-up Worksheet Maker. Worksheet Generator. Matching Quiz Maker. Theysay.pdf. 24 Google Docs Templates that Will Make Your Life Easier.

Too much time can easily be wasted trying to format documents that have already been put together by someone else. If you use Google Docs, here are 24 time-saving templates that’ll let you get on with using the documents, rather than struggling with putting them together in the first place. The templates below have been split into four sections; work, health, home, and travel, so feel free to scroll to the section that’s most relevant to you. If you have any other Google Docs templates that you regularly use, please share these in the comments. Work Resumé Formatting resumes can be a real test of patience.

Cover Letter This clean, minimalist template allows you to get straight to convincing your prospective employer to hire you, rather than wasting your time playing around with font sizes and formatting. Presentation This template does what it says on the tin, and can even be edited offline. Meeting Agenda Project Timeline Project Tracking Business Plan Invoicing Newspaper Health Weight Training Home. Create Professional Diagrams & Charts with These 6 Free Tools. We’ve looked at how to use online tools to create databases, edit images, and improve your productivity – but something we’ve never investigated is how to create professional diagrams and charts by using nothing more than an Internet connection. Contrary to popular belief, diagrams and charts are not solely the domain of office workers and people in the business world.

In fact, there are all sorts of reasons you might want to create professional-looking illustrations – no matter what your vocation, you’re almost certain to have the need for an analytical tool every now and again. For example, if you run the family finances you can use charts to plan your budget and track incomings and outgoings, if you’re learning how to invest in stocks you might want to monitor your portfolio’s performance, and you could even use one to make decisions on something as mundane as which groceries you should buy this week.

The Power of Visualization A good chart or diagram goes beyond the mere visual. Cacoo. Video Diagrams – Help your students visualize your instructions. Adding animations to them not only caught the attention of the students but it really helped the students to understand what they are expected to do. The downside is that it seemed to require a certain level of technology in the classroom to utilize them effectively. You would need a screen, projector or at the very least an overhead camera. This isn’t always practical, especially if you teach at different locations and to different class sizes. I needed a way to make these diagrams more universal, so that they could be viewed from any tablet, mobile device or computer without worrying about formatting issues or installing additional apps.

I decided that the best way would be to produce video diagrams. It is easy to convert a PowerPoint presentation into a video and as a video it could easily be played on my phone. I have produced these three video diagrams for tekhnologic and they are free to download. Rotating Circles I might give the following instructions while playing the video: 5 Free Apps to Tell Creative Stories on Instagram. Instagram is more than just an app for photo filters, it’s a community to share stories. And sometimes, the app’s built-in features aren’t good enough to tell the story you want to. But there are some innovative third-party apps that let you get creative with Instagram. Third-party apps for Instagram are nothing new. In fact, some Instagram clients are better than the official app. Of course, you will still have to use the official app to upload your images, but these third-party apps let you do some cool edits to them before uploading.

From adding captions to a Flipbook-like collection of photos, this is how you can tell a better story on the world’s most popular social photo community. Quick Yes, Instagram has captions. Available for free on Android and iOS, all you need to do is select an image from your gallery or take a new photo with your camera. It’s not the most powerful photo editor around, but the focus here is simplicity. Hyperlapse / Microsoft Hyperlapse / Timelapse Hykoo. 5 tips for creating activity instructions in PowerPoint. I started doing this because although I try and do my best to be clear, I will occasionally see a few confused looks with certain activities.

Especially in the beginning when students are still getting used to my accent and my way of teaching. I decided that I would try and use diagrams more when I model an activity. You often see diagrams as a teacher. You see them in activity books, the teacher’s book and occasionally in the students’ course books.

The downside is that they can take time to draw and label in the classroom and you can usually explain the activity verbally within that time. Diagram of PW practice with an outer circle and inner circle However, if you are using PowerPoint in the classroom, they only take a few minutes to prepare and even if you don’t have PowerPoint, you may still have an overhead camera. I used the diagram above in a class, and because I used it in PowerPoint, the circles rotated in the direction I wanted the students to move.

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