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Office 365 Lessons & Activities Bundle – NEW UPDATE

i finished a MAJOR UPDATE to this bundle this week. It has been updated with new screenshots and instructions for Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.

OFFICE 365 LESSONS & ACTIVITIES BUNDLE

TOPICS

1. WORD (Word Processing)
2. POWERPOINT (Presentations)
3. EXCEL (Spreadsheets and Charts)
4. PUBLISHER (Desktop Publishing)
5. FORMS (Surveys and Quizzes)

#1. MICROSOFT WORD

• Microsoft Word is a software application that allows the user to perform word processing and create beautiful and engaging documents.

• This lesson includes instructions along with screen shots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Word.

• It reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar.

• It includes activities, student exemplars and marking schemes

TOPICS
1. Font (Style, Size, Color)
2. Bulleted and Numbered Lists
3. Bold, italics, Underline
4. Align and Center Text
5. Inserting (Tables, Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Charts, Header, Page Numbers, WordArt, Textboxes, Video)
6. Page Layout (Page Size, Margins, Orientation, Page Color)
7. References (Table of Contents, Bibliography, Endnotes and Footnotes, Citation)
8. Mailings (Labels)
9. Review (Spelling and Grammar, Thesaurus)
10. View (Zoom, Print and Web Layout)
11. Microsoft Word Activities (Instructions, Marking Scheme, Student Exemplars)

ACTIVITIES

1. Creating a dinosaur using shapes in Word
2. Using Picture Tools to add and move images
3. Creating a Resume
4. Using WordArt
5. Creating and Formatting a Table
6. Setting Up a Page

#2. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

• PowerPoint is a presentation software program
• Create screens that effectively incorporate colorful text, images, tables and graphs
• Animate text and illustrations and set-up transitions between slides

This lesson includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create beautiful presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. It also reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. This resource also contains activities that students will create using PowerPoint along with student exemplars of some of the activities.

TOPICS
1. Format Text (font color/style, underline, italics, bold, bulleted lists, align text)
2. Changing Slide Layouts
3. Creating New Slides
4. Inserting Shapes, Text Boxes, Tables, WordArt, Pictures
5. Arranging Shapes
6. Constructing SmartArt and Charts
7. Design (Slide Layout)
8. Slide Backgrounds
9. Transitions and Custom Animation
10. Slide Show (Setting up the show)
11. Review and Viewing the Presentation

ACTIVITIES

This resource contains 7 PowerPoint presentation activities

1. Snack Treat
2. Wacky Product
3. Tech Gadget
4. Comparing 2 Smartphones
5. Tech Sharing
6. Performing a Task
7. Tell Us About The First One Developed

Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to sell a unique item, research technology devices and share new information. They are guided through the process of putting these shows together.

These presentations include…

• Topic information for each slide
• Presentation Tips
• Marking schemes
• Student Exemplars

#3. MICROSOFT EXCEL

• Microsoft Excel is software that lets you create tables, and calculate and analyze data.
• This type of software is called spreadsheet software.
• Excel lets you create tables that automatically calculate the totals of numerical values you input, print out tables in neat layouts, and create simple graphs.

EXCEL TOPICS

1. Investigating the MENU (File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas, Data, Review, View, Help)
2. Rows, Columns and Cells
3. Types of Charts
4. Chart Components
5. Highlighting Data
6. Creating Charts
7. Format Chart Area
8. Chart Tools – Design (Adding Elements, Quick Layout, Changing Colors, Switch Column/Row, Select Data, Change Chart Type)
9. Chart Styles
10. Axis Titles
11. Data Labels
12. Legend

EXCEL ACTIVITIES

1. Creating Bar, Line and Pie Charts
2. Bike Sales Activity
3. AutoSum Activity
4. NFL Spreadsheet
5. Halloween Activity
6. Thanksgiving Activity

• This lesson contains information about spreadsheets, activities and marking schemes.

#4. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application

• Create a variety of business documents including brochures, newsletters, postcards and business cards
• Deliver high-quality results without having graphic design experience
• Prebuilt building blocks of content and professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures

LESSON TOPICS

1. Font (Bold, Underline, italics, Color, Size, Style)
2. Shapes (Insert, Re-order, Fill, Outline, Transparency)
3. Pictures (Insert Online Pictures, Format Picture Style, Crop, Recolor, Brightness and Contrast)
4. Text Box (Insert, Format)
5. Borders and Accents
6. Calendar and Page Parts
7. Table (Rows, Columns, Color Scheme, Line Width and Color)
8. Page Design (Background Color, Built-in Color Schemes, Margins, Page Orientation, Page Size)
9. Mailings (Mail Merge)
10. Review (Check Spelling, Thesaurus)
11. View (Zoom into and out of Document)

Publisher is different than Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition. This lesson reveals and explains the main features located under the menu bar. It includes instructions along with screenshots and text bubbles to demonstrate how easy it is to create high-quality documents using Microsoft Publisher.

PUBLISHER ACTIVITIES

1. Brochure (2 Different Projects)
2. Business Cards
3. Events Poster
4. Cereal Box

You will also receive a lesson plan with this resource (PDF and editable PowerPoint copy)

#5. MICROSOFT FORMS

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Forms!
• Create surveys, quizzes, and polls
• Easily see results as they come in
• Invite others to respond to your Form or Quiz using any web browser, even on mobile devices
• As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses
• Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

This guide utilizes screenshots and step-by-step instructions to show you how to use the new Microsoft Forms!

Office 2013 vs. Office 2016

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I had a chance yesterday to sit down with 2 computers in front of me and compare the ribbons (toolbar) in Office 2013 with the new Office 2016.  While Excel had a few changes, I was happy to discover that not much has changed with the layout of the ribbons in Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.  I like and was comfortable with the 2013 ribbons so I was glad that they had not changed dramatically.  I would estimate that 95% is the same.  In some cases a feature is in the same location but the button appears slightly different.

The main changes to Office involve the ability to create and edit documents and presentations with other people and the ability to access your documents, on the go, across all your devices.

Here is a link that describes some of the changes…

See What’s New in the Office 2016 Apps

 

Uploading Microsoft Office Files to Google Drive

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• This lesson includes step-by-step instructions and screenshots for uploading a Microsoft Office Document (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) into Google Drive.

• You can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

• Once you’ve edited a Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides file, you can then save and share it with others.

• It also includes a video link to learn how to add the Google Drive Plugin for Microsoft Office.

• With this plugin, you can now edit your Office files stored in Google Drive directly in Microsoft Office!

• If you use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can save your files directly to Google Drive, open them from Drive, or share them, all from within your Office programs.

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Link to get the plug-in…

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/driveforoffice

Link to video explaining how to download and use the Plugin…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlF7htUjrn0

Click on the link below to download this lesson…

Uploading Microsoft Office Files to Google Drive

 

Office 365 now Free for Students

Office 365 is now FREE for Students!  I heard about this at the Connect technology conference I went to last week. To compete with free Google Drive, Microsoft is now offering Office for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools.

Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.

Click on the image below to go to the Office 365 website…

Slide1Click on the link below to visit the Microsoft website and find out about this new offer…

Microsoft Office 365 Website