Word processors in the classroom

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Word processors in the classroom

  1. 1. Word Processors in the Classroom Dudeney, Ch. 2
  2. 2. Why Use Word Processors?• Familiarity• Inside-outside class activities
  3. 3. Word Processors for Teachers: Creating Materials• Inserting image and link• Creating forms  macros (www.teachers- pet.org)• Using Track Changes• Anything else?
  4. 4. Word processing activities for learners• Skills?• Some tips: – File management – Backup – Lab file management – Terminology familiarity
  5. 5. Can you think of activities for learners?• Creative writing – Thesaurus – Spell checker – Collaborative writing – Creative presentation (images, objects, animation)• Structure – Font changes – Forms• Reading – Reading level• Dictating• Anything else?
  6. 6. Using Word Processors: Considerations• Mixed technological skills• Patient• Simple  complex activities
  7. 7. Other ideas• http://edvista.com/claire/wp.html• http://geocities.com/vance_stevens/wordproc .htm

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