How to post Printables in StudyVillage
Steps: How to post Printable resources like coloring pages, mazes
Step 1: Get permission to post
We allow only selected members to post printable resources in StudyVillage. This is to ensure we have very high quality content. If you think you qualify, please contact me at my GMail id "tonyjohn" or use the contact form link. Remember to include sufficient information about yourself to help figure out if you qualify to do the job. You may include references to some similar work you have done in the past and also share some information about your experience and skills.
Step 2: Create work sheets
Typically, you must draw the work sheets on your computer and save as an image in the format .JPG or .PNG. We allow uploading only .jpg or .png images and then during uploading, our system will convert it in to .PDF files.
You may draw various worksheets like Math problems, Mazes, Coloring pages, Writing letters, Paper crafts, and various other learning activities.
Avoid colored backgrounds for images. When such worksheets are printed on black and white printer, colored backgrounds will appear in dark color, resulting in almost black papers. Also, they will take a huge amount of INK. So, try to make images without too much color. Obviously, you can include small colored images to make it pretty and attractive for small kids.
Each image/worksheet should be a separate drawing. This means, when someone print an attachment, they should get exactly 1 worksheet.
Try to draw a reasonably big image that will fill the entire page when printed.
Never copy paste any image from any other source. Reproducing images from any sources, including from other websites, are illegal and is a serious violation of copy right laws. All images must be drawn yourself without copying or imitating other pictures in books, internet, news paper etc.
Also, you should not reproduce worksheets from other sources and then draw it yourself. Reproducing same worksheets and drawing yourself also will come under copy right violations. You may refer to other sources just to see how they are doing and then you should come up with your own ideas.
Some people like to draw the worksheets on paper using pen or pencil. In such cases, you can scan the paper as an image. But when you scan, make sure it has very clear clarity with no background gray shade.
Step 3: Group your images
The hard part is done after you draw and create the work sheets. The next step is, group the images by type, category, age of kids and purpose.
For example, consider you have 30 drawings as shown below:
3 Maths additions for Kinder Garten kids
4 Maths additions for primary school kids
10 coloring pages for nursery kids
5 coloring pages for ages 6 and above
6 Mazes suitable for Nursery kids
2 Mazes suitable for Primary school kids
You should not mix up all of the above and post together. Instead, you should post them as separate resources, as mentioned in the next step.
Step 4: Post each group of drawings as separate resources
Don't ask how to attach drawings yet. Instead, post an article first to represent each group of drawings. After saving the article (resource), you will see the options to attach the related drawings to that resource.
In order to create an article (resource), go to resources section. Then click on the "Post Resource" link in that section. This will present you the options to create a new article.
A new article require the following important information:
Sample content for the resource
The content of the resource can be something like this:
Type a meanginful and useful and relevant title, something like "Maths - Subtraction Worksheets for kids 4 to 6 years old
Type a summary something like:
"Are you looking for Maths worksheets for yourself, your kids or friends? In this age, you can find several simple and child friendly Maths Worksheets that can help you improve your knowledge on Maths"
In the description field, type something like this:
"Maths is challenging for many children, but there are few ways to make Maths learning fun. Learning through Worksheets is one of the best ways to learn fundamentals of Maths for children.
In this post, I have provided 5 printable Maths worksheets. All the worksheets are in PDF format which will allow you to easily print on any printers.
Feel free to pront any number of copies and use as you like or give to your friends. You are welcome to use all the Maths worksheets in this page for your personal use or any non-commercial use. You are welcome to distribute the worksheets to your friends as long as you do not remove the header and footer from the worksheet.
There are 4 Maths works sheets attached. 2 of them are for addition of simple numbers using pictures. Other 2 are ......"
Do not copy paste the above text. Instead, come up with your own text for each resource. Do not repeat same text in all resources. Duplicated text will be rejected.
Step 5: How to attach the drawings to the resource
While you save the resource, there is a checkbox called "I want to add some attachments to this resource.". If you choose this option, you will be automatically redirected to the page where you can select the file from your computer and upload the images.
While attaching the image, you have to choose few options:
1. Image size: In most cases, the suitable size is 800 pixels.
2. Convert to PDF file. You must choose this option so that your uploaded image will be automatically converted to a PDF document with our header and footer on it.
Readers will be printing only this PDF file and not the original image.
* Remember to include some custom text interesting for kids in the document. Example:
"Help this rabbit find the way to it's mother. You can fill draw through the maze to find the way to the mother rabbit."
When you draw new images, you can edit existing resources and add as attachments, as long as they come under the type of the existing resource.. We like resources with multiple attachments instead of numerous resources with single attachments.
If you have any questions, please post a response below.