UPDATE: July 12th, 2015
Due to Edublogs not letting most visitors download the pen licence template, I have opened a… *unimpressed grunt*, Teachers Pay Teachers account. The unimpressed grunt is my personal belief that resources should be free to better our profession, not toΒ hit the pockets of our fellow educators.

The pen licence is still FREE. It’s just hosted there so it will be downloadable, instead of waiting for me to reply back to you via email. πŸ™‚ You may have to make an account with… Β *unimpressed grunt*, Teachers Pay Teachers to access it, but it’s still a free download.

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During a discussion with Year 3 and 4 today, some really happy students who recently got their pen licences were sharing this news with me. I asked them where their licence was, knowing that in most cases you do not get a physical licence – a certificate at the most, but nothing that looks licencesy (that’s a word now).

So I asked them if they’d like a licence. We discussed different ideas, then I pulled out my driver’s licence to keep the design ideas coming. By the end of the discussion, the kids all agreed they’d like one that looked just like a driver’s licence. So…

Here it is!

The design is based on the New South Wales driver’s licence. The template is in a Publisher document which makes it very personalised for your class and school.

Customisable header colour. The template comes with six header colours included for easy switching out. The header itself is easily changed to a different colour in any basic drawing program ie, MS Paint.

All text can be edited. Change the name of the:
* School
* Student
* Licence and card numbers (something personal like their date of birth, or a more cryptic number combination)
* School logo (I currently have the Australian coat of arms sitting as a place holder right now)
* Date of issue
* Expiry date
* Have the students add their own signature under the “P” in ‘Licence Class’

You can also include a picture of the student by replacing the image of the pens on the right hand side, or leave them there for a symmetrical feel with the faded others on the opposite side.

These licences print out to be a little bit larger than an actual driver’s licence. They also look best laminated.

Hope you get some use out of these. πŸ™‚

** UPDATE **

Having trouble saving the file and editing it? Try these steps:

1. saving01
When you click on the ” Here it is! ” link to download the file, the above window should pop up.

2. saving02
This window is saying that it will open the file directly into Microsoft Word. You don’t want to do this because it’s a Microsoft Publisher file.

3. saving03

So, instead, click on the Save File option and save it directly to your computer. This will now give you the original Publisher file that you can edit and personalise.

4. saving04
Now you just need to open that file in Publisher. You can do this by double-clicking on the file’s icon, or open Publisher up directly and open it in there.

As always, if this isn’t helping, please feel free to contact me and I’ll send it to you directly.

“Do you have a licence for that pen?”
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47 thoughts on ““Do you have a licence for that pen?”

  • November 24, 2012 at 2:56 am
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    Nice work Mr Mac and class! We love it.

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  • February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am
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    Thanks for this. I have been hunting for a pen licence for my grade 4 students and I love that it looks like a real licence. Great Idea!

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  • March 24, 2013 at 5:08 am
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    Love the look of itand would really like to usit for my class. However, when I try to download it, it is a scrambled mess and asks me for the encoding that makes it readable.
    Any advice?

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    • March 24, 2013 at 5:56 am
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      I just checked the download link and for some odd reason, it tried to open the file in MS Word. I changed the opening default program to Publisher and it worked fine.
      Alternatively, you could save the file directly to your desktop then open the file in Publisher from there.

      If you read this before you check your inbox; I sent you a copy of the file directly.

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  • July 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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    I love this pen licence and I am sure my kids will too.
    Are you able to email me a copy of the file so I can edit. I can copy but comes as a pdf and can’t edit.

    Thanks

    Cath

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    • July 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm
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      An editable template has been sent. πŸ™‚

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  • July 31, 2013 at 10:06 am
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    Thanks for the link!

    We had the same discussion today and the students are keen on their very own pen license.

    much appreciated! Cheers

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  • August 16, 2013 at 5:20 am
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    Hi,
    I also can not get it to open to be able to edit. Can you please email me a copy of the master. I love this idea, thank you!

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  • August 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm
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    Hi Mr Mac, I also can’t open the file to edit it. If possible could you please send me a editable version to my email. I have a support class and the kids would go crazy over this idea. It’s fantastic!

    Thank you,
    Bec

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  • September 21, 2013 at 2:14 am
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    Hi Mr Mac,
    This is the best pen licence I have seen. Would love to use it for my class. I also cannot edit it, can you please email me an editable version.
    Thanks so much,
    Libby

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    • October 3, 2013 at 1:10 am
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      Raw file sent. Check your inbox. πŸ™‚

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      • June 11, 2014 at 3:18 am
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        HI,

        Love this, however the link is not allowing me to download/edit? Is it possible to email me the link?

        Thanks so much

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  • October 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm
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    Would love to use it for my class too!! I also cannot edit it, can you please email me an editable version.
    Thanks so much,
    Karen

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  • October 23, 2013 at 4:50 am
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    Mr Mac,

    Love the licence. I could download with a little fiddling and I can edit no problem. Just thought I would add that I have put a photo of the child in the left picture box to make it more personlised.
    Thankyou for your effort to create this.

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    • November 5, 2013 at 2:39 am
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      Thank you for sharing what you’ve done with this item.
      Putting a photo in was the intended idea for this license, but others have put in computers, pens, internet browser logos and other school responsibility images. So what originally was meant to be a pen license, others took the idea and turned it into something relevant to their school. πŸ™‚

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  • October 31, 2013 at 1:11 am
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    Hi
    My kids loved this idea for a pen license.
    I would also love a copy of the file for the pen license template, as mine opens with no editing options
    Thanbk you:)

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    • November 5, 2013 at 2:42 am
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      Original file sent. Check your inbox. πŸ™‚

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  • November 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm
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    I love this idea so much!
    It’s the best pen licence I’ve seen.

    Would you be able to send me an editable version of the original document? I would be extremely grateful.
    πŸ™‚

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  • December 10, 2013 at 4:32 am
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    This is a great idea.
    The class I started on mid year had already had these (well half the class did and I have been left with the remaining kids wanting theirs.
    If you could email me a copy that would be great – As I can’t seem to open this one up.

    Thank you

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  • January 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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    Hi, I love this idea. I can’t seem to open it. Do you mind emailing it to me.
    Thanks

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    • January 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm
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      It’s sent. Check your inbox. πŸ™‚

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  • February 18, 2014 at 1:17 am
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    Hi, I can’t seem to find the link to download. When I click on the image it simply takes me to a larger image. Would it be too much trouble to ask you to email me an editable copy of this?

    Thanks

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  • February 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm
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    Hi, I am also having trouble. Would you please email an editable copy? Thanks.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 7:39 am
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    May I please have this emailed to me? Many thanks =)

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    • February 23, 2014 at 7:44 am
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      It’s in your inbox now. πŸ˜‰

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  • March 20, 2014 at 3:43 am
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    I am on Year 4 after a lifetime on Stage 3 and just getting my head around pen licences. Yours looks wonderful but I can’t open it. Can you please e mail me an editable copy. Many thanks Lee

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  • May 28, 2014 at 1:13 am
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    Hi I love your licence but am having no luck with downloading it, could you please email me the link. Thanks Glenda

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  • June 18, 2014 at 12:04 am
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    Hi,

    It really looks fantastic and exactly what I was trying to create but you’ve made it far more polished and professional than I could have ever imagined. It won’t open on my Mac though. Could you please email me a copy. Many thanks.

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  • August 28, 2014 at 9:51 am
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    Thank you for sharing such quality material. It looks like I am joining a long line of people but I would love to have a copy of the pen licence if possible. Thanks

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  • September 3, 2014 at 12:37 am
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    Hello,
    Love this and thank you for sharing. Could I also have a copy please. I am having similar difficulties with editing.
    Thanks again
    Kimberley

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  • September 9, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    Ditto to all of the above…AMAZING!! Could I please have a copy too??

    Cheers

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  • October 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm
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    I have been looking everywhere for exactly this! It looks amazing and I would love to use it in my class. I have had trouble trying to download it are you please able to send me a copy?

    Fantastic work!

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  • November 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm
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    Mr Mac…I received your email before (thanks) but seem to have had a brain melt down and have deleted it by accident.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, can you resend!

    Thanks AGAIN.

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  • December 9, 2014 at 11:25 am
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    Dear Mr Mac,
    I love these Pen Licences and my students will too!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    From,
    Miss M and M πŸ™‚ Grade 3/4 teacher

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  • February 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm
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    A fantastic pen licence – the kids are going to love it! Sadly it wont open on my computer…do you mind emailing me one?

    Thank you very much!!
    πŸ™‚

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  • February 4, 2015 at 11:30 am
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    I am unable to download the document. I LOVE the pen licence. Would you please be able to email it to me?

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  • April 18, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    Dear Mr Mac,

    Would you please be able to send me an editable version of the pen license<

    Many thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,
    Miss T

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  • August 3, 2015 at 6:25 am
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    Great design. So realistic. Sadly it wont open on my computer…do you mind emailing me one?

    Thank you very much!!

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  • August 18, 2015 at 2:24 am
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    Thanks so much for this! My year 4 LOVE it!

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  • September 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm
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    Good sir, you are a GENIUS! This tool has helped my little ones more than words can do justice!

    My little fella Willy REFUSES to work without it!

    Can i grovel for a word version of the template if possible?!

    THANK YOU AGAIN, YOU’VE MADE MANY A STUDENT START LOVING THEIR ABC’S!!!

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  • March 10, 2016 at 9:35 am
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    Thank you very much for this resource. It makes everything so much easier and affordable. I agree that we should share with each other and pass resources to all the teaching community. Its my first year teaching so I haven’t got very much to contribute yet. But I will hopefully have enough time one day to upload some things.

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  • June 23, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    This looks amazing! Is there anyway I could get a copy? This one won’t download?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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    • June 23, 2016 at 6:23 am
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      eMail sent. πŸ™‚

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  • January 18, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    Looks great, would I be able to get a copy also? Thanks mate.

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  • January 18, 2018 at 8:41 am
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    Looks great. Would I be able to get a copy emailed? Thanks mate

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    • January 27, 2018 at 5:46 am
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      eMail sent. πŸ™‚

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