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 to 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. 🙂 You may have to make an account with… *unimpressed grunt*, Teachers Pay Teachers to access it, but it’s still a free download.
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…
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:
* 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. 🙂
** UPDATE **
Having trouble saving the file and editing it? Try these steps:
When you click on the ” Here it is! ” link to download the file, the above window should pop up.
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.
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.
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.