FAQS FOR NICOLE
When did you start designing curriculum?
I started designing my own curriculum from day one of my teaching career back in 2004. As an ESL teacher in a high-poverty school, I found myself lacking the resources I needed to effectively teach my students. I used what I could find, and supplemented with my own ideas and materials. After several years of teaching I became a curriculum writer and translation coordinator for a larger urban district. However, I didn’t start posting my resources online until 2011.
What type of computer do you use to design your materials?
After 6 years of using DELL laptops with English keyboards, I finally made the switch to a MAC laptop with a Spanish keyboard.
What program do you use to design your curriculum?
In 2011 I started designing materials in Microsoft Word. A couple years later I made the switch to PowerPoint. PowerPoint makes it much easier to manipulate graphics and copy templates and pages from one project to another. I also use some online programs like PicMonkey, Pixler, and Photo Bucket.
FAQS FOR ELICEO
When did you start designing clipart?
After several years of teaming to create and translate curriculum with Nicole, I started designing my own clipart in 2017. I currently work with a small graphic design team to create my graphics.
What type of computer do you use to design your clipart?
Just like Nicole, after 6 years of using DELL laptops with English keyboards, I finally made the switch to a MAC laptop with a Spanish keyboard. Overall it seems to be a much better fit for my graphic design work. I also use an Apple iPad Pro and Apple pencil.
What program do you use to design your clipart?
I mainly use Adobe Illustrator to design the clipart and Microsoft PowerPoint to create the covers. I also occasionally use an app called Astropad when I´m drawing in my iPad.
FAQS FOR NICOLE & ELICEO
When do you find time to design your resources?
When we first started, we were both working full time, so it was usually in the evenings after our kids went to bed, or in little spurts on the weekends or during our kids’ nap time. Now we design full-time and volunteer in schools during our free time.
What are the terms & conditions for your resources?
How did you end up living in Yucatan, Mexico?
It’s a long story, but if you’re curious, you can read OUR STORY.