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Prepare a Poster to Track Savings

Once the students have completed their budget, they can create a poster to track their progress in saving for the vacation. The poster should serve both as a reminder of the financial goals they are striving for and as a tool for tracking their progress towards their goal.

  1. Launch Pages. The Template Chooser opens.
  2. Click the Page Layout category and choose Posters, then select one of the templates, and click Choose.

    A new, untitled document opens. The poster is ready to be designed. Students need to replace the placeholder text on the poster so that it contains the information needed. This is an easy process that involves just a little typing.

  3. Double-click any text block and replace the placeholder text.

  4. Click outside the text block to exit it.

  5. Gather or take any photos you want to use in the poster, and import them into iPhoto. Students are encouraged to organize their images in iPhoto by gathering them all in an Event or Album.
  6. In the toolbar, click the Media button to open the Media Browser; then choose Photos and click the iPhoto icon.

    The contents of your iPhoto library will be displayed in the browser (if needed, click the disclosure triangle to reveal the contents of your iPhoto library).

  7. Drag any photo from the Media Browser and drop it on any image placeholder.

    The photo is added to your poster. If you need to resize an image, it’s easy to do.

  8. Click the Edit Mask button, then drag the corners of the photo to resize it.

    When finished, click the Edit Mask button again.

  9. Have students create a progress bar using the drawing tools of pages.

    Inserting a series of connected boxes is an easy way to track progress. Use one box for each $500 needing to be raised towards the trip’s budget.

  10. Save your work by choosing File > Save.
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