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1. Introduction to Create a Digital Postcard
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Postcards are small cards with a picture and a few lines of text about a place or thing on one side and a blank space for writing a message on the other.

You might send postcards to friends and family to tell them about something you like about your hometown or a place that’s special to you.

Or, you might use a postcard to picture a place you are studying, such as a location from your geography class, or even the setting of a book.

In this lesson, you will choose a place and create a digital postcard about it.

Digital postcards are like the postcards you stamp and send through the mail, but you can make them on your computer and send them through email.

It’s a fun way to tell someone about a place, and it’s faster than sending them through the mail.

You will create your postcard in Google Drawings, Choose an image from the internet that represents that place, Add a title for your postcard to show the name of the place, and add a tagline that tells something special about that place.

A tagline is a catchphrase or a memorable line of text.

This lesson uses Google Drawings, but you can apply these skills and concepts in any diagramming or graphic application.

As you complete this lesson, you will: Create a new canvas in Google Drawings, Insert and format Word Art, Search for and insert an image from the internet, Add text, And change the order of elements on the postcard.

To begin, sign in to your Google account.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

Then, navigate to Google Drive, and create a new drawing in Google Drawings.

Rename the drawing.

Then, move on to the next video to start the first activity.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a new drawing in Google Drawings, And rename it.

Instructions

  1. Create a new drawing in Google Drawings.
  2. Rename it.
Before sharing your work with your teacher, follow these steps to give them access to your file:
  1. Open your file.
  2. Click "Share" in the upper right corner.
  3. Add your teacher's email address.
  4. Give them "Commenter" or "Editor" access
  5. Click "Done"