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Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning



February 2008 | 280 pages | Corwin
`The author has done a brilliant job. Quick and easy directions combined with real examples make this book useful for the rookie and the tech-savvy veteran. Harried educators under fire for not using technology effectively enough will find dozens of ideas to help change the way they use these tools in their classrooms' - Dusti Howell, Associate Professor, Emporia State University

Author, Using PowerPoint in the Classroom, Second Edition

For those who want to teach more creatively, but feel pressed for time, this book is for you! Not intended to endorse additional software purchases, this guidebook helps you use the programmes you already have to better advantage. Designed for both seasoned veterans and novice users of Microsoft Office, this resource enhances lesson content, promotes student engagement in the learning process, and offers:

- Easy-to-follow directions for beginner to advanced projects in each chapter

- Suggested projects by grade level in maths, science, language arts, and social studies

- A companion CD-ROM with templates and sample finished projects

Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning provides all the tools educators need to incorporate current technology into lessons that can effectively promote student achievement across content areas.

 
List of Illustrations and Figures
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction to Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning
Project Format

 
Icons

 
Sample Project Page

 
Companion CD

 
 
2. Microsoft Word Projects
WD-01 True-False Test

 
WD-02 Multiple-Choice Test

 
WD-03 Essay Test

 
WD-04 Mixed-Design Test

 
WD-05 Scavenger Hunt

 
WD-06 Grade-Level Readability Test

 
WD-07 Charts and Graphs

 
WD-08 Daily Journal

 
WD-09 Creating Templates

 
WD-10 Math Templates

 
WD-11 Class Newsletter

 
WD-12 Cloze Test

 
WD-13 Maze Test

 
WD-14 Peer Editing and Reviewer Comments

 
WD-15 Decision-Making Aid

 
WD-16 Memorizing Text Passages

 
WD-17 Flash Cards

 
WD-18 Course Syllabus

 
WD-19 Writing Guide

 
WD-20 How to Write Instructions

 
 
3. Microsoft PowerPoint Projects
PP-01 Water Cycle

 
PP-02 Back-to-School Night

 
PP-03 Classroom Seating Chart

 
PP-04 Postcards

 
PP-05 Math Place Value

 
PP-06 Insects

 
PP-07 Trading Cards

 
PP-08 Analogies

 
PP-09 Weather Report

 
PP-10 Rounding Review

 
PP-11 Vocabulary Words Flash Cards

 
PP-12 Q & A Review

 
PP-13 Electronic Portfolio

 
PP-14 Comparing Numbers

 
PP-15 Where I Live

 
PP-16 Multiple-Choice Test

 
PP-17 Talking Book

 
PP-18 WebQuest

 
PP-19 Pseudo-Jeopardy Quiz Game

 
PP-20 Critical Reading for Content

 
 
4. Microsoft Excel Projects
XL-01 Recording Weather

 
XL-02 Peer Grading Rubric

 
XL-03 Class Grade Book

 
XL-04 Self-Checking Quiz

 
XL-05 Skeletal System

 
XL-06 Five in a Row

 
XL-07 Annotated Family Tree

 
XL-08 Measures of Central Tendency

 
XL-09 Ratio, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

 
XL-10 Counting Coins

 
XL-11 Math Four-Function Worksheets

 
XL-12 Interactive Map

 
XL-13 Practice With Multiplication

 
 
5. Microsoft Access Projects
AC-01 Reading List

 
AC-02 U.S. Presidents

 
AC-03 Exercise Program

 
AC-04 United States of America

 
AC-05 Weather Observations

 
AC-06 The Continents

 
AC-07 Planets

 
AC-08 Class Library

 
AC-09 Geometric Shapes

 
AC-10 Video List

 
AC-11 Student Data

 
AC-12 Clouds

 
AC-13 Student Behavior

 
AC-14 Peer Review

 
 
6. Microsoft Publisher Projects
Pl-01 Signs

 
PL-02 Student Resume

 
PL-03 Award Certificate

 
PL-04 Information Flyer

 
PL-05 Special Events Sets

 
PL-06 Homework Pass

 
PL-07 Homework Calendar

 
PL-08 Bookplate Labels

 
PL-09 Letterhead Stationery

 
PL-10 Postcard

 
PL-11 Concert Program

 
PL-12 Yearbook or Program Ads

 
PL-13 Class Newsletter

 
PL-14 Information Brochure

 
PL-15 Greeting Cards

 
PL-16 Banner

 
PL-17 Tent Card

 
PL-18 Poster

 
PL-19 Business Cards

 
PL-20 Class Web Site

 
 
Resource A. Complete Projects Database
 
Resource B. Project Templates
 
Resource C. State Departments of Education and Curriculum Standards Web Sites
 
Resource D. Project Supplemental Information Web Sites
 
Resources Included on the Companion CD

The author has done a brilliant job. Quick and easy directions combined with real examples make this book useful for the rookie and the tech-savvy veteran. Harried educators under fire for not using technology effectively enough will be sure to find dozens of ideas to help change the way they use these tools in their classroom.

Dusti Howell, Associate Professor
Emporia State University

"I have been a consistent user of Microsoft Office for years and found many of the projects to be fresh and new. There is a true range of projects for all ability levels."

Mark Westerfield, Distance Learning Coordinator
White River School District, Buckley, WA

"Livers offers an incredible range of classroom-based Microsoft Office applications. Not only are wide-ranging templates provided, but the book also serves as a tutorial guide for teachers who choose to create their own applications. Ultimately, the real value is that this book can serve as both a time-saving tool and as a creative engine for classroom teachers of virtually any technology skill level, grades level, and subject area."

James H. Stronge, Heritage Professor of Education
College of William and Mary

"With the extra duties placed on teachers these days to design, align, produce, and perform, and with student and teacher accountability on the rise, a book like this is a valuable resource for teachers of all disciplines and grade levels."

Joseph Meersman, Video Production Teacher
Toppenish High School, WA

Overall this books gives a great overview for the area in which it was developed for, Microsoft Office for enhancing student learning.
The book's content is useful and potentially useful depending on the level of teaching.
In most areas the book reads of well with an overall good structure and language suitable for the level of understanding it was aimed for.

Mr Fraz Dar
Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Coventry University
May 8, 2015

Although some of the book's content is useful, many of the websites and information is out of date. This book does need updating.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
October 21, 2013

Book presents very easy to follow instructions on aspects of using Microsoft Office. Includes a CD Rom with templates and sample projects

Mr Gilbert Regan
mathematics and computing, Dundalk Institute of Technology
July 5, 2012

Excellent book!
I have adopted some of the techniques mentioned in the book in my day-to-day teaching.

Mr DEVI PRASAD UPPALA
Business School, Limra College
July 12, 2011

Really good book, the steps are clear and well laid out. Well suited to a young audience.

Mr Martin Downes
CVERA, University College Dublin
May 5, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412941211
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