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Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning

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
About the Author
1. Introduction to Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning
Project Format  
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.

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

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