Word Processing in the Classroom
This class is an introduction to using the elements of basic word processing as a tool for communication in the classroom, as well as a tool to facilitate administrative tasks associated with teaching. Participants will practice entering and editing text and applying basic formatting techniques, such as setting and changing margins and tabs; changing alignment and style of text, numbering, outlining, inserting footnotes and creating bibliographies Participants will review file management techniques and be able to successfully name, rename, save, retrieve, and print word processing files on hard or floppy disks. Participants will be able to insert graphics into word processing documents and utilize features such as text wrap. Graphic elements such as lines and boxes to emphasize and separate text will be incorporated into practice documents.
Participants will consider appropriate uses of the word processor for their grade/subject area and design lessons to introduce or utilize the word processor with students. Emphasis will be on designing classroom applications which stress content, problem solving and critical thinking, in a variety of educational settings, such as one computer in the classroom, several computers in the classroom and computer labs.
Participants will practice production of administrative word processing documents such as letters, announcements, and evaluation instruments. The goal is to streamline and/or improve the teaching process while modeling the use of technology for students.
This course is designed to equip teachers with basic word processing skills for both administrative and instructional use in the classroom.
This course will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Using the selected platform (Windows) participants will practice basic word processing skills.
Successful completion of this course includes the following:
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