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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: carolcram@gmail.com