The “Learning Adobe Illustrator” unit focuses on teaching novice students the basics of Adobe Illustrator through independent, project based learning. Students utilize a variety of resources to assist them in their hands-on learning of the program at their own pace. The “About Me” project allows students individual expression and creativity while learning the basic tools in the program. It also includes links to tutorials they can use as they need to complete the lesson. Next, students do three short “practice” lessons that allow them to expand their skills. Finally, they create their own CD cover, utilizing a template for correct size.
Files included with this lesson:
• Teacher Notes and Resources (includes extension activity ideas)
• About Me Project Expectations and Rubric
• Adobe Illustrator Practice Mini Lessons (3 lessons)
• Create a CD Cover Project Expectations and Rubric
• CD Cover Template
I’ve used this successfully with 7th and 8th graders who loved the creativity it involved! I hope your students will enjoy it too!
This lesson is great for distance learning/remote learning. You can upload it to your school’s learning management system (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc.) or share with students via Google Drive.