Microsoft Office for Teachers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Teachers are busy and often do not have time to learn new software applications. Word processing, databases, and spreadsheets can improve work efficiency, expand the range of tasks performed, improve accuracy and effectiveness, and reduce the amount of time needed to perform routine tasks. But how do teachers find the time to learn these applications? That is where this book comes in. Microsoft Office for Teachers, Third Editionpresents a visually illustrated and non-technical approach to learning the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. The book includes screen-captures along with text descriptions, work templates, and exercises to help teachers learn and use these applications without frustration. Templates for newsletters, grade books, etc are provided that demonstrate the usefulness of Microsoft Office in the classroom and the diversity of its applications. Teachers can quickly and easily tailor these templates and exercises to meet their specific needs. Lastly, the book focuses on various tasks such as making a presentation to a parent group or a school board as a catalyst for learning Microsoft Office. This book is written for teachers with very basic computing skills. Using non-technical and graphically illustrated "how-to" procedures teachers and students accomplish real-world, computer-based tasks and develop skills in word processing, database management, using spreadsheets, and making presentations.

Author Biography

Patricia J. Fewell is a professor and chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Foundations at Eastern Illinois University, where she teaches courses in technology application, curriculum development. William J. Gibbs is an associate professor at Duquesne University, where he teaches courses in instructional design, e-Learning, human computer interaction, interface design, and digital multimedia.

Table of Contents

Technology and the Classroom
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Technical Terms
Chapter Overview
About This Book and Using Technology
Expectations of Teachers
Expectations of Students
Copyright in the Classroom
Acceptable Use Policy
Teacher Production of Materials
Tying It all Together
Getting Started with Office
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Technical Terms
Chapter Overview
Working with Microsoft Office Suite
Start and Exit applications
The Office Button
Working with the Ribbon
The Quick Access Toolbar
Microsoft Office Button
Help for Office
Adding a hyperlink
Inserting Clip Art
Tying it All Together
Chapter Outline
Chapter overview
Learning objectives
How teachers and students can use Word
What is new in Word
About Word
Working with Word
Show me
Let Me try
A Challenge using Word
Tying it all together
Chapter Outline
Learning Objectives
Technical Terms
Chapter Overview
What Is New in PowerPoint 2007
How Teachers and Students Might Use PowerPoint 2007
About PowerPoint
Working with PowerPoint
Show Me
A Challenge Using PowerPoint 2007
Tying It All Together
Excel 2003
Excel (Spreadsheet)
Chapter Outline
Chapter Overview
Learning Objectives
How Teachers and Students Might Use Excel 2007
About Excel
Working with Excel
A Word About the Excel Workspace
Moving About in a Worksheet
Show Me
Let Me try
A Challenge Using Excel 2007
Tying It All Together
Chapter Outline
Chapter Overview
Learning Objectives
How teachers and students can use Access
What is new in Access
About Access
Working with Access
Show me
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