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General Navigation Information / File Management | Word Processing & Desktop Publishing | Using The Internet | PowerPoint | Using Digital Cameras/Creating Audio, Video | Creating and Working with Web Pages | Computer-Mediated Communication


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Word Processing & Desktop Publishing

Adding graphics
      1.  Word 2002; look through the index to find Graphics and work through the tutorial (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word).
      2.  Click Using the Drawing Toolbar in Office XP (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word) and work through
all of the exercises for AutoShapes, Callouts, Textboxes, WordArt, Formatting/Moving Objects, Shadows, etc.
      3.  See also
Hands-on Exercises at   

Teaching writing online--collaborating, reviewing, and revising writing electronically

  • Word 2002 and the Writing Process
                 Download the Word document and walk through the outlining, versions, tracking changes and adding comments components of the tutorial.  
  • Reviewing and Collaborating with Word (part of Davis School District's Handouts for Microsoft Word
  • Working with comments in Word  
  • Using Tracking and Reviewing Features in Microsoft Word 2002/XP Tutorial
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    Using The Internet

    *Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0 in the Classroom--using Flash video and sound technology

    1. Surf --Maximize Address Bar AutoCorrect AutoComplete
    2. Search --Start a Search Use an Engine Change Engines Use Related Links
    3. Store--
    Open History Use History Set History Clean History
    4. Sort-- Add to Favorites View Favorites Organize Favorites Delete Favorites
    5. Screen --Set Advisor Adjust Advisor Turn Advisor On/Off
    6. Style--Add Toolbars Add Buttons Add Labels
    7. Speed --Set Homepage Create Shortcuts Clean Cache
    8. Scoop --Save Text Save Images Save Web Pages Schedule Saves
    9. Stretch--
    Download Programs Install Programs

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    Creating PowerPoint Presentations


    Intermediate +

    Animations, AutoShapes, hyperlinks, and navigation/action buttons in a PowerPoint slideshow

    Additional tutorials:
    Creating Online Presentations with PowerPoint (1.0 MB Word doc) -- Create and deliver compelling, information-rich online presentations for students and colleagues. Use the downloadable 14-page tutorial to help get the most from your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation graphics program: Step-by-step instructions, glossaries, tips, and annotated illustrations of PowerPoint screens help you quickly solve everyday presentation tasks and put your message online with ease.

    Important note: Although animations are wonderful, they increase file size immensely.  Please use your best judgment as to what animations would look good and work well for pedagogical purposes.  Please review your slideshow from your audience's point of view; animating each letter to rotate or fly in individually is NOT appropriate in a technical or pedagogical sense!  Use the full slide show view to review your work, not just the View Slide Show in edit mode, as it does not reveal how the text animations work.

    Important tips for creating effective PowerPoint slide shows:

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    Creating and working with Web Pages

    *Microsoft Hands-on Tutorial Packs -- Enhance teaching and learning in the classroom using these step-by-step tutorials on Microsoft products.  

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    Using Digital Cameras & Creating Audio and Video


    Microsoft Tutorial: Windows XP 201: Digital Experiences in the Classroom  -- Learn how to...

    Chapter Overview

    Digital camera, Creating digital video and audio (tutorials)--contributed by Rattiya Panichkul & Hung-che Chen

    Creating Multimedia Interaction with Windows Media Technologies 7
    Use Microsoft Windows Media Encoder to record screen content and your voice in the creation of a high-resolution presentation.

    Inserting Sound into FrontPage

    Converting sound files (free downloads)

    Video (by Greg Kessler)

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    Distance Learning Tools

    Using Microsoft NetMeeting     
         1.  Connect
         2.  Video & Audio Conferencing
         4.  Share & Collaborate
         5.  Whiteboard
         6.  Chat
         7.  File Transfer

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    Last updated:  Sunday, March 01, 2015

    Christine Bauer-Ramazani