Technology Tools for Teachers: A Microsoft Office Tutorial / Edition 2

Technology Tools for Teachers: A Microsoft Office Tutorial / Edition 2

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by Steven C. Mills
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131187279

ISBN-13: 9780131187276

Pub. Date: 07/20/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The second edition of Technology Tools for Teachers: A Microsoft Office Tutorial is a practical, user-friendly guide for teachers who want to learn the basics of the Microsoft Office suite and how to integrate it into the curriculum.

Through helpful step-by-step lessons, teachers will learn about the various features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and

Overview

The second edition of Technology Tools for Teachers: A Microsoft Office Tutorial is a practical, user-friendly guide for teachers who want to learn the basics of the Microsoft Office suite and how to integrate it into the curriculum.

Through helpful step-by-step lessons, teachers will learn about the various features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access and how to use them to help you and your students in the classroom. Whether you are looking to extend your knowledge of the programs in the suite, or you would like to begin learning them from scratch, you will find material appropriate to your experience level.

Inservice K-12 Teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131187276
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/20/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

PART I ENHANCING TEACHING AND LEARNING USING THE INTERNET

Chapter 1 Frameworks for Learning Using the Internet

Chapter 2 Tools for Planning and Developing Web-Enhanced Learning Activities

PART II FRAMEWORK 1-KNOWLEDGE BUILDING AND APPLICATION

Chapter 3 Information Problem-Solving

Chapter 4 Active Learning Through Inquiry and Exploration

PART III FRAMEWORK 2-INFORMATION EXCHANGES USING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Chapter 5 Information Exchanges Using Interpersonal Communication

Chapter 6 Information Exchanges Using Group Communication

PART IV FRAMEWORK 3-INFORMATION COLLECTION AND PUBLICATION

Chapter 7 Searching and Validating Information

Chapter 8 Collecting and Publishing Information

PART V FRAMEWORK 4-COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Chapter 9 Collaborative Learning in Virtual Environments

Chapter 10 Collaborative Learning by Shared Problem-Solving

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This book is an acknowledgement of the importance of Microsoft Office software in a classroom environment. Given that any computers present in the classroom are likely to run a Microsoft operating system, or be a Macintosh. For both, MS Office is available. On first glance, most of the book might come across as yet another text on MS Office. Like how to type in a document using Word, or fill in a spreadsheet using Excel. So why don't you, the teacher, just use one of those alternatives? But on closer inspection, there is more to Mills' book. He shows how an Office program can have specific usages within a classroom context. Take Excel. You might use this for such tasks as keeping attendance records, maintaining a classroom budget or recording student grades. These are very common tasks faced by many teachers. Or you might be a school administrator. Then, Excel can certainly do these tasks for more than one classroom. Perhaps for all the classes in each year, and thence for all the classes in the school. Excel can also be used for instructional tasks. The obvious context is in teaching maths. But there are other usages that might not be so obvious to you, which Mills explains. A possibly hilarious usage, with a very serious intent, is to let a student project her own grades, based on her actual current grades, and with varying assumptions about her effort. The book's chapters on PowerPoint might attract your attention. Perhaps you wish to instantiate your lessons in this format? PowerPoint is easy to use, as the book suggests. You can see how to integrate slides, audio, simple animation and hyperlinks. Especially to make HTML documents. This could help your students after hours, if they can go to your website, possibly hosted by your school, and review your lesson. At the university level, some lecturers already do this. No reason why this cannot also happen in a high school or even a primary school.