How to Use Wordprocessors for

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How to Use Wordprocessors for

  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.teacherspet.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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