I want a 1-page document with tips for how to teach computer science.
The document should have 4-7 tips, depending upon how many tips fit well within the design. I have attached the file CSTT_example.ppt. This document meets my technical needs, but has too many tips and is not very visually appealing.
I want to be able to customize the document and therefore I want to be able to change the title for the tips and the contents of the tips.
Size: 8.5"x11" (one-sided)
Format: Word (docx) or Powerpoint (pptx) preferred. A psd or ai file is acceptable too.
Printing: Must not lose meaning if printed in black and white. Avoid white text on black background in case teachers print it in black and white.
- A title for the tips (e.g. "Tips for Making CS Accessible")
- 4 to 7 tips
- The CSTeachingTips Logo (CSTT_logo.ai file attached)
- The twitter handle: @CSTeachingTips
- The web address: CSTeachingTips.org
- A URL where I can provide more information about the tips. The URL will probably be something with the title from this document in it (e.g. CSTeachingTips.org/Tips-for-Making-CS-Accessible)
- The most important content is the title for the tips and the tips. The CSTeachingTips logo, twitter handle, and web address are much less important.
- I listed a range of how many tips should be included (4-7 tips) because I'm not sure how many will fit and be visibly appealing.
- The tips can be numbered (e.g. Top 5 tips for Making CS Accessible)
- The document can contain the banner logo (CSTT_banner.ai), but doesn't need to.
- The document can capitalize the web address as csteachingtips.org or CSTeachingTips.org
Each tip has a title, explanation, and quote. The words "title," "explanation," and "quote" shouldn't appear within the document. Here are 7 example tips:
Encourage Collaboration (Title)
to create community and dispel stereotypes (Explanation)
Work with another person on this problem! (Quote)
Take Breaks During Lecture (Title)
to allow students to process information. (Explanation)
We’ve covered a lot so far! 2-minute break! (Quote)
Share Challenges (Title)
to encourage persistence. (Explanation)
I had trouble understanding this topic in college! (Quote)
Publicize Ways to Practice (Title)
to support students who need more practice. (Explanation)
The homework lists additional practice problems! (Quote)
Address Gaps in Experience (Title)
to emphasize learning over past experience. (Explanation)
Don’t worry if you’ve never seen this before! (Quote)
Hold Office Hours in Lab (Title)
to increase access to help by lowering barriers. (Explanation)
Come to my office hours to work on your homework! (Quote)
Articulate Expectations (Title)
to avoid tacit class requirements. (Explanation)
Start homework early so there’s time to get help! (Quote)