Get Started Guide - Office Tools for Teachers

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This is a quick, education-relevant primer to the indispensable tools for teachers found in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. Office gives teachers helpful ways to be more productive and collaborative using versatile programs from PowerPoint to Word to OneNote. Create. Organize. Share.


  • Indispensable for teachers Microsoft Office gives teachers helpful ways to be more productive and collaborative using versatile programs from Microsoft PowerPoint to Microsoft Word to Microsoft OneNote. But with so many features to absorb, and little time for a teacher to learn them, we offer this quick, education-relevant primer to these indispensable tools for teachers.OFFICE 2010 1

2. Create. Organize. Share.A teaching day is non-stop from the first bell to the last paper you grade at night. Microsoft Office can help you handle the writing, presenting, organizing and communicating it takes to keep moving at the speed of the school calendar. 1. Be more expressive2. Extraordinary organization 3. Collaborate freely Engage your students with aMicrosoft OneNote is theOffice Web Apps* are online Top 3 reasons punchier Microsoft PowerPointdigital notebook that organizes companions to Microsoft Office, to use Office presentation. Choose from slicker, all your materials, lessons, grades giving you the freedom to access, more vivid templates. Add high-and rich multimedia content inedit, and share Office documents quality graphics, slide transitionsone convenient PC program - from virtually anywhere with an and charts with a few clicks. Or however you see fit. Plus, OneNoteInternet connection. They are en- surprise the class and place a video can find anything stored away intirely Web-based so you can view in your PowerPoint.your notebook quickly.Microsoft Office documents onPCs, mobile phones, and the Web.OFFICE 2010 2 3. A common thread connects it allIn Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, the most noticeable change was the introduction of the Ribbon across Office applications.It runs along the top of the window and holds your tools and commands, making them faster to find and use. The Ribbon1) Gallery of choices2) Mini-tool bar3) Keep tabs on thingsThe Ribbon gives you a simple wayIn Microsoft Word, a simple right click At the top of the Ribbon is the highestto expand your view of choices in ain a text area launches a mini-toolbar, grouping of tools. Click one of these tabsprogram. Click a Gallery or List to seeputting the font tools close at hand. to present a useful, ordered set of commands.a drop-down menu, such as Font For instance, get quick access to the proofingstyles or Cover Page designs.command in Word, or the workbook view in Microsoft Excel.TeachingTip Students spend a lot of time To save time reviewing students papers,in Word 2007 and Word 2010. This featurecomposing their book reports you can suggest they use Track Changescan clearly indicate in color where studentsand term papers. Then therehave rewritten or made edits to their first draft.are the many hours you spend reading and Imagine the time you save not having to re-readreacting to them.entire papers. 3 OFFICE 2010 4. A more compelling pointMicrosoft PowerPoint is a familiar, reliable way for teachers to present a lesson by projecting a slideshow.Here are a few tips on how to lower the lights and raise the interest and participation by your students. 4) Demonstrate with videosOne sure way to engage studentson a subject is with a captivatingvideo. Placing a video into aPowerPoint slide is simple to doand control with PowerPoint 2010.5) Recap and remindThere is so much material andcontent digested every school daythat it helps to recap whats mostimportant. At the end of yourPowerPoint presentation, bringback the main points.Teaching Tips 1) Punch up your presentation2) Get graphic 3) Encourage discussion For more information, includingPowerPoint 2007 and 2010 haveRemember, less is more, when Having a class of good listenersa step by step instruction guidemany more vivid, graphic tem-creating slides for a lesson. Keep is helpful. But when you get stu- and videos, go Add high quality graphics, sentences concise. Use a domi- dents to discuss a subject, thereslide transitions and charts withnant graphic to convey a a leap to what they learn.a few clicks.Look for the SmartArt tool in theRemember to pose questions PowerPoint ribbon for instantin some of your slides. Make the graphic ideas, or search and grablesson a two-way communication. 4 OFFICE 2010 free images from 5. To improve your teaching life, take note.Microsoft OneNote is an indispensable teaching tool. Think of it as a digital notebook with unlimited potentialto collect teaching content, thoughts and details throughout the day, and help you easily organize, store and find them.Time savingtricksWhen you find an interesting photo, video, article or map on the Web, OneNote lets you easily clip it and place it in your selected notebook. The great thing is, you not only get the snippet of information, but the hyperlink. So with one click, OneNote launches Start a Internet Explorer 8 and takes you right back to the source of the Web content. new habit 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This document is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT. *An appropriate device, Internet connection, and supported InternetHunt and gather Create and manageFind notes fast Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browser are required. Some mobile functionality requires Office Mobile 2010 which is not included in Office 2010 applica-Keep OneNote open on your PCWith your digital content in Simply enter a Search term, tions, suites, or Web Apps. There are some differences between the featuresdesktop. Organize sections by reach and organized in OneNote,and OneNote will quickly groupof Office Web Apps, Office Mobile 2010, and the Office 2010 applications.class period, subjects, or howeveryou can save time creating the results by category and **For institutions, Office Web Apps require SharePoint Foundation 2010 This information is about pre-released software and therefore is subject toyou like. Then clip, copy and Microsoft PowerPoint pre-highlight the term in yellow to change. It is provided without warranty of any kind, express or implied.collect all the material, articles, sentations, sorting and gradingmake finding your work filed inphotos, videos and inspirationtests, managing parent meetings, OneNote, from photos to testyou come across. Now, its all in school activities and due dates. papers, place.5 OFFICE 2010