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Create a Poster to Teach Others About Online Scams

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In this extension, you will create a poster to teach others how to identify and avoid online scams.

You will reflect on what you learned in the main lesson to come up with a tip for how to avoid online scams.

Then you’ll add your tip to your poster.

To create your poster, you will: Set up your page, Add text boxes and word art, Add a background color, And save your poster as an image file.

To begin, create a new drawing in Google Drawings and rename it.

Then set your page to a standard printing size.

Add a title with word art.

Then, change your font and background colors.

And reposition your title.

Insert a text box, and type your tip for avoiding online scams.

Then, change your font type, size, and style.

Reposition your text box...

And align your text.

Change the background color of your text box to make it stand out.

Then, add a background color to your drawing.

Insert images from the web to illustrate your tip.

Search for images that are related to your tip, and make sure you have the right to use those images.

For example, if you recommend using secure sites, you might add a lock icon that illustrates security.

Then, reposition your images.

Click and drag your images to change their position.

Select and drag image handles to change their size.

Make sure that each element of your poster is visible.

Now, save your poster as an image file to share it online or on social media.

You can also print your poster to hang around your school and remind others how to avoid online scams.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a new drawing, Add a title with word art, Add a text box with your tip for avoiding online scams, Insert images from the web, And reposition and format your elements.

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