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					Proficiency with Simplicity
      Tech Integration
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
   Using Microsoft Office
      Barbara K. Barr
Technology Resource Teacher
   Barbara K. Barr
 Getting to know you ~ PARTICIPATION!
 Getting to know me
 Why?
 Integration: Current theories
 Resources
 Tips and Tricks
 Fun and Games
 Door Prizes!!!!!
Getting to Know You
Please Raise Your Hand!
Getting to Know You

  Classroom teachers, technology,
 media specialists, administration
  Pre-school, elementary, middle
 school, high school, P/K – 12, college
  Average classroom in your
 building/district: One, Two, Few, ?
Getting to Know Me
Some Important Notes!

 I am not an employee of Microsoft!

 No one in my family is an employee of Microsoft!

 I am not receiving products or special treatment
from Microsoft! (How I wish)

 Most of these tips, tricks, and techniques can be
used with ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Lotus SmartSuite,
and other similar products.
Some Important Notes!

 Technology use is easier when one uses software
with common terms and features.

 Technology integration can be simple, and does not
require lots of software.

 MS Office, ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Lotus
SmartSuite have just about anything an educator could
want to integrate technology and make real life
Some Important Notes!

 There are many other wonderful resources to help
you integrate technology with
ClarisWorks/AppleWorks, Microsoft, and similar

 Keep in mind that almost every function in Office
programs has multiple ways to be accomplished. I
may show you only one way, and there are usually a
number of other ways to do the same thing!
 Frustrated faculty
 User problems
 Time
    To learn how to use programs
    To reinforce what has been learned
    To plan or prepare for integration
 Money
 Difference in programs
 Similarities in a family of programs
 Developmentally appropriate
 Paint by number approach vs. easel and oils

 History of computer education
 Teacher use/Student use
 Tipping Point
 Mastering the one, two, or few computer
 Daily opportunities
 Daily tool
 Equity for all students
Some Current Resources
 Microsoft
     Local reps
 Teacher Created Materials
 ClarisWorks/AppleWorks
 Training
 Websites
 Technology Wizards
 Books
Tips and Tricks

   Be sure to try these things at home,
        at school, at the office, or
        where ever you can find a
Clip Art
MS Clip Art

Search        Clips
Clips On-Line
Downloading Clips
Wonderful Word
Where to use Word
In the classroom, Word can be used for just about
anything for which you would normally use a paper
and pencil.
 Student workstations
 Center activities
 Small group activities
 Large group presentations with SmartBoards, scan
converters, multimedia projectors
 Computer labs
 Teacher/Administration workstations
Customizing Your Program
1. On your Menu Bar, click
on Format. On the drop down
menu, select Font.

                              2. In the dialogue box, select your
                              desired Font, then select your desired
                              Font Style, followed by selecting your
                              desired size. Click on Default to set
                              your program for this font.
Creating Styles
It is easy to personalize Word to meet the needs of individual
students, or to work with special projects. It is essential to set up
new styles for younger or special needs students in order to keep the
computer developmentally appropriate for them.
When to Use New Styles
I set up some of the following styles for teachers:

Primary writing: For writing projects in the primary classes
Student writing: For writing projects in the intermediate
Writing: For secondary writing projects.
Spelling: For spelling and related projects.
Small group: A larger font, perhaps in a color, for small groups
of people working at the computer.
Large group: A large font, generally in a color, for viewing on a
television screen or SmartBoard.
Individual student name: For students with special needs.
Math: Includes superscript for formulas and math symbols.
Creating New Styles
                      1. On the Menu Bar, click on
                      Format. On the drop down menu,
                      select Style, and click.

2. In the dialogue box, you
will click on New.
Selecting Fonts
                         3.     In the next dialogue box enter the
                               new name for your style in the box
                               entitled Name. Click on the Add to
                               template box to keep your style.
                              4. Click on Format, followed by
                                selecting Font.

4. Select Font. Next, select the style
you want. Lastly select the size for your
style. You will see a sample in the box at
the bottom on the dialogue box. Then click
OK, OK, and Apply.
Venn Diagrams

     Use the circle on the drawing tool bar.
Venn Diagrams

     Select “No Fill” on the “Fill Color” Tool
Venn Diagrams

      Place text boxes appropriately.
Word Tables
Making Word Tables
Sample Word Table
Everyday Use
Report Cards
Question of the Day
Use Tables for BINGO
Pyramid Spelling
Pyramid Spelling
                    1. In Word, select “Spelling” style.
                    Your style setting is generally on

2. To set columns, go
to Format, then click
on columns
Pyramid Spelling
                       3. Select 2, 3, or 4 columns,
                       depending upon the number of
                       spelling works. Then click OK.
                       4. Your computer is now set up
                       on Spelling style and columns.

 5. For the spelling activity,
 students first begin a new
 Word Document. They
 enter their name and begin
 writing the spelling words.
Excellent Excel
Uses for Excel
 Grading – it even totals and averages grades!
 Charting information
 Gathering data for projects
 Translating numbers into various types of charts and
 Comprehending charts and graphs
 Lesson plans
 Calendars
 Spreadsheets
 Insert in all other Office programs
 Planning
 Student projects
 Tracking bank accounts and checking accounts
 Student records
Excel Tip

1.     Select all button can be used to select everything
or to uniformly expand the cells. Click on the button,
then place cursors between numbers and letters.
When you see the two sided arrows, pull to stretch.
Navigation Tricks

 2.     Use the Border Tool on highlighted areas to set the
 boundaries of your spread- sheet and to see the individual cells.
     Click on the arrow next to the button for a drop down menu
 of borders styles.
 3.      Navigation on your spreadsheet will be easier if you use
 Control plus home, end, arrow up, arrow down, arrow right,
 and arrow left.

 4.     Control end will take you to your last entry.
 5.       Autofill will automatically help you make calendars with
 months or days. Write Jan. or January/Mon or Monday in a
 cell. Click on the lower right corner, then press the alt button
 until you see a small Plus sign. Drag to the right. You will see
 the other days and/or months.

To copy, do the same thing using the control button.
More Tricks
 6.       Use Shift Click to highlight or select adjacent areas.

 7.       Use Control Click to highlight or select non-adjacent
Charts and Graphs
  8.    To make a chart or graph, highlight the
  information. Click on the chart icon or go to
  the menu bar and click on view, then toolbars,
  then chart. Follow the chart wizard.
Projects with Publisher
Publisher Projects
  Stationary        Cards
  Envelopes         Banners
  Business forms    Labels
  Business cards    Menus
  Flyers            Advertisements
  Designing         Calendars
  Art work          Award certificates
  Brochures         Newsletters
  Invitations       Projects
The Wizard

                           Click on the Wizard!

 Define your project and
 follow the Wizard!
Another Wizard

  For your own personal computer, you may
  want to enter this information. If it is a
  shared computer, I do not recommend it!
Getting Creative

                                   On your Menu Bar, go to Edit,
                                  and click on Select All. Then
                                  click Delete, to clear everything
                                  off the brochure.

They gray area around your
brochure is a workspace. You
can drag and drop text and
pictures on the work space as
you design your brochure. Now
you can really get creative and
design your own brochure.
Great For Art Work
The Powers of
Uses for PowerPoint
 Daily announcements      Lunch menus
 Daily assignments        Outlining information
 Student projects         Center activities
 Research projects        Games
 Announce school/class    Reports
                           Commercials/advertise-
 Travel brochures        ments
 Portfolio entries        Back ground for
 Lecture notes/Class
Creating a Presentation

Select the
Presentation Design.

                       Select the layout.
Designing Your PowerPoint

                              Select your design style
                              From the menu.

 There will be one type of
 slide for the cover, and other
 designs for the content of
 your presentation.
Notes and Outlines
Fun with Bullets
. On the menu bar, click
on Format, then Bullets
and Numbering. In the
first dialogue box, click
on Character. On the
second dialogue box,
click on the down arrow
in the Bullets From box.
Click on Windings. In the
beginning of the second
row, select the picture of
the floppy disk and click.
Then click on OK.
Slide Transitions
 Transitions control the way slides move on and off the
 screen. Click on Slide Show, Slide Transition. Select
 Checkerboard Across and click on Apply to All. (You
 could apply a different transition to each slide.)
Custom Animations
        Click on Slide Show on your Menu Bar
  On the drop down menu, select Custom Animation.
Adding Pizzazz

   Use Word Art

                  Explore the
                  Word toolbar.
                  Use animations!
Animated GIFS
Some Magic
                         Go to Insert on the
                         menu bar. Click on
                         Picture, then click on
                         Clip Art.

Select your Clip Art
Category, and picture.
Some Magic
          Click insert, click the X box to close Clip Art.
          Next, click on your picture and move it to your
          desired position on the slide. Select the picture.

Using the Drawing toolbar, click on
draw. Then click on Ungroup.
Animating Your Picture
Magical Power Point
Fabulous Front Page
Using FrontPage
  Basic school contact information: address, phone
 number, fax number, office hours
  Photos of school – inside and out!
  Maps to school
  School logo/mascot
  Mission statement
  Basic policies
  Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
  Student/Teacher Technology Standards
  School calendar – current and up to date!
  Breakfast/Lunch menu – current and up to date
  Staff information – current and up to date
  Staff e-mail addresses or links
   Welcome new staff members
   Homework assignments
   Clubs and organizations
   School events
   Links to classrooms
   Samples of student work
   Student PowerPoints
   Student HyperStudio and KidsPix projects
   Samples of student art and possibly music
   School projects
   E-mail to the Web Master
   Webquests
   Manuals and information on technology use
   Links to school district
   Links to district calendar
   Links to other sites of interest to the school community.
FrontPage Tips
1. Set up FrontPage as or default
   web editor so you can use it
   any where!

                             Go to Tools/Options/General.
                             Be sure there is a check in the
                             box “Check if Front Page is the
                             default editor for pages”.
Pictures on FrontPage
1. Be sure to name all
   pictures, clip art,
   and backgrounds!
2. Sony Mavicas are
   great for Novice
   teachers, and
   students of all
Learning FrontPage
Thanks to our district Website
Manager, Pete Koutoulas, we
have an excellent section on
our website dedicated to
helping our school
webmasters in using
FrontPage. Although geared
specifically to our setup, you
may find some of the
information useful.
Talking Books
Virtual Tours

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