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Taking Microsoft Word 2010 to New Levels. Carol M. Cram Course Technology Author. Overview. Developing Projects Practice Projects Project 1: Multiple-Page Proposal Project 2: Menu Illustration Project 3: Independent Challenge. Developing Projects. What is a project?

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Taking microsoft word 2010 to new levels

Taking Microsoft Word 2010 to New Levels

Carol M. Cram

Course Technology Author


Overview
Overview

  • Developing Projects

  • Practice Projects

    • Project 1: Multiple-Page Proposal

    • Project 2: Menu Illustration

    • Project 3: Independent Challenge


Developing projects
Developing Projects

  • What is a project?

    • A set of steps or directions that students use to create a specific type of document

  • Why use projects to teach software?

    • Focus on “what” and “why”

    • Allow students opportunities to determine the “how”

    • Develop an understanding of document types


Components of a project
Components of a Project

  • End product is a specific documenttype

  • Students view the end product before starting the project

  • Activities focus on the bigpicture; for example:

    • Set up the Document

    • Create Page 1

    • Add and Format References


Creating a project
Creating a Project

  • Determine a document type

    • Proposal, schedule, newsletter, brochure

  • Select the functions students will use

    • Columns, styles, table of contents

  • Develop activity sets and tasks

    • Activity:

      • Set up the document

    • Tasks:

      • Insert a header and footer

      • Modify styles

      • Modify a Quick Style set


Creating a project1
Creating a Project

  • Write steps for each activity

  • Limit steps to 9 steps per activity

  • Use general directions or specificsteps, depending on the level of your students


Example of general directions
Example of General Directions

  • Insert a WordArt object using the initials “PL”

  • Apply the Gradient Fill – Purple, Accent 4, Reflection and MV Boli font as shown


Example of specific steps
Example of Specific Steps

  • Click the Inserttab, then click the WordArtbutton in the Text group

  • Click Gradient Fill – Purple, Accent 4, Reflection (fourth row, fifth column)

  • Type PL, select PL, then click the Hometab

  • Click the Font list arrow, type MV, then select the MV Boli font


Project example
Project Example

  • Project Name: Business Cards for Pierre Lefèvre


Project activities and tasks
Project Activities and Tasks

  • Create Labels and Enter Text

    • Select a business label sheet, insert a symbol, modify paragraph settings

  • Add a WordArt Logo

    • Insert and modify WordArt, modify text effects, rotate the logo

  • Add a Graphic

    • Add and modify a clip art picture, change wrapping options, copy cells, apply a theme


Independent projects
Independent Projects

  • Students create a version of the project document using their own content

  • Provide limited directions to ensure students include all the components required:

    • For example: a WordArt object, use of a label sheet, a modified clip art picture, etc.

  • Encourage experimentation



Project 1 five page proposal for lakeview college
Project 1: Five-Page Proposal for Lakeview College

  • Four Activity Sets

    • Set Up the Document

    • Format Headings

    • Add Objects

    • Create the Table of Contents and Cover Page

See Handout for Steps


Project 2 menu illustration
Project 2: Menu Illustration

  • Modify Text Effects

  • Apply OpenText Options

  • Use Background Removal and Artistic Effects to create a graphic

See Handout for Steps


Project 3 independent challenge
Project 3: Independent Challenge

  • Create a new graphic using the two sailboat pictures provided

    OR

  • Insert one or two pictures and use Background Removal and Artistic Effects to create a new picture.


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Use projects to encourage students to become independentlearners

  • Encourage problemsolving and increase confidence

  • Assign projects that require students to supply their owncontent

Enjoy the Magic!


About carol m cram
About Carol M. Cram

  • Course Technology Author:

    • Microsoft Office Illustrated Projects

    • Microsoft Office Illustrated Integration Units

    • Microsoft Office Illustrated Word Second Course

    • Microsoft Office Illustrated Word for Medical Professionals

    • New Perspectives: Portfolio Projects on Business Communications

    • New Portfolio Projects titles pending

  • Contact: [email protected]


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