By Linda Starr, Education World®,
Copyright © 2001 Education
This field trip was created based on the recommendations in the
referenced article by Linda Starr. Original text of article can
be viewed at http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech101.shtml.
Are you spending your evenings writing welcome letters to parents,
carefully ruling seating charts, designing award certificates, and
creating learning center signs? Why reinvent the wheel? All those
printable documents are available online at the click of a mouse.
In this virtual field trip, Education World tells you where to find
them! Included: A list of the best sources for often-used and hard-to-find
A template, according to Whatis?com
"is a form, mold, or pattern used as a guide to making something."
In the classroom, a template can be anything from a traceable oak
tag elephant to a field trip permission form.
Some templates -- such as most award certificates, student progress
updates, and seating charts -- are available in word processing
documents. You can modify and individualize those before saving
or printing them.
Other templates are designed to be printed and used "as is." You
can make modifications, such as adding a specific name or date,
after printing the product. Most non-modifiable documents are created
in PDF (portable document format), a file format that has the advantage
of maintaining all the formatting of the original document.