Learning to Use Microsoft Word - Beginner Lessons & Activities

Learning to Use Microsoft Word - Beginner Lessons & Activities

The “Learning MS Word” Beginner Lessons start students with no previous knowledge of Microsoft Word on a path of learning the most important and frequently used commands to give them a quick start. Each lesson has a short, step-by-step tutorial that includes screenshots to walk students through the new tools they will use in the lesson. Then, they are given a creative task to solve, using those skills to create a document. There are five lessons, each taking no more than two (50 minute) class periods. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes and Resources • 5 Mini Lessons with Tutorial and Creative Project including rubrics These lessons were created for middle school, but could easily be adapted to a slightly older or younger student.
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Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School Art

Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School Art

Need a fun way to introduce Microsoft Excel to upper elementary or middle school students? This great lesson incorporates back to school themed art as students learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. First, they'll create a quick pixel art from a given example and then they'll create their own! These are also fun lessons to use if you just need something for a one day lesson. Perfect for the beginning of the school year too. Contained in this Download: 1. Teacher & Student Resources 2. Introduction to Excel Pixel Art Lesson (Excel Project) with tutorial 3. Legends and Sample Pictures for 8 Additional Pictures 4. Full Excel (2016) editable files for all art with legends I've used this with 7th and 8th graders who used their free time to create even more art! I hope your students have as much fun as mine did learning Excel!
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Newton's Laws: The Physics of Force & Motion Webquest (Internet Scavenger Hunt)

Newton's Laws: The Physics of Force & Motion Webquest (Internet Scavenger Hunt)

This webquest / Internet scavenger hunt is a perfect one day activity for middle schoolers to learn more about the Sir Isaac Newton's laws of physics and their application. In addition, they'll learn a little about some of the other things Newton was famous for! Lesson includes resources for the teacher and student, the student handout and an answer key. This is a great lesson to leave with a sub too!
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Google Tour Builder - Explore Architectural Landmarks in Philadelphia

Google Tour Builder - Explore Architectural Landmarks in Philadelphia

Create your own tour of the architectural landmarks in Philadelphia! Students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the individuals who created them as they research and then create a tour using Google Tour Builder to showcase their information along with pictures, videos and maps. Included with the lesson are student expectations, grading rubric and a tutorial for Google Tour Builder (a free, Web 2.0 tool that does not require download). For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Google Tour Builder Getting Started Tutorial
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The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Technology Art Activity

The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Technology Art Activity

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Georgia O’Keeffe and her art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using O’Keeffe’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, or one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Georgia O’Keeffe WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Art in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Style using a Choice of Software
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Architectural Landmarks in Boston - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Boston - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Boston and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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History of Photography - Research & Presentation Project

History of Photography - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn more about the history of photography. Students choose a time period in history from a provided list, research that era, and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a video using Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Adobe Spark, eMaze, Canva, etc. (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. A full list of software/technology options is listed in the student lesson instructions and includes links to tutorials. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for individual lesson • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for partner/team lesson
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The Art of Wassily Kandinsky - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

The Art of Wassily Kandinsky - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Wassily Kandinsky and his art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using Kandinsky’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, or one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • T• Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Wassily Kandinsky WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Wassily Kandinsky WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Art in Wassily Kandinsky’s Style using a Choice of Software
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The Art of Pablo Picasso - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

The Art of Pablo Picasso - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Pablo Picasso and his art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using Pollock’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, or one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Pablo Picasso WebQuest Activity (print and editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Pablo Picasso WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Art in Pablo Picasso’s Style using a Choice of Software
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History of Graphic Design - Research & Presentation Project

History of Graphic Design - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn more about the history of graphic design. Students choose a time period in history from a provided list, research that era, and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a video using Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Adobe Spark, eMaze, Canva, etc. (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. A full list of software/technology options is listed in the student lesson instructions and includes links to tutorials. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for individual lesson • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for partner/team lesson
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Architectural Landmarks in Singapore - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Singapore - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Singapore and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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The Art of Jackson Pollock - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

The Art of Jackson Pollock - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Art Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Jackson Pollock and his art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using Pollock’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, or one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Jackson Pollock WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Jackson Pollock WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Art in Jackson Pollock Style using a Choice of Software
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Architectural Landmarks in Dubai - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Dubai - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Dubai and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Digital Interactive Fashion Design Notebook (Editable)

Digital Interactive Fashion Design Notebook (Editable)

In this lesson, students explore the field of fashion design, using a digital notebook to compile their research and designs. In addition to teacher and student resources, the lesson includes a 22 page, editable digital notebook (Microsoft PowerPoint) which can also be shared via Google Drive and opened in Google Slides. Students can work through the lessons in the notebook at their own pace, or the teacher can assign specific lessons for each class period. Students learn fashion terminology, clothing and fashion industry trends and influences, elements of art and design in fashion, color choices, and the types of fabrics and materials used in fashions. They also create a design portfolio in the notebook, using online resources, of fashions of interest to them, creating their own “fashion line”. Additionally, they explore careers in the field, reflect on their own personal style choices and summarize their learning in the lesson. This is a great activity for a career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Editable (MS Word) Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for the notebook (two versions: full lesson instructions to let students work at their own pace, and individual lessons by page) • Teacher instructions for each page of the notebook • Student Digital Notebook for Fashion Design (editable in MS PowerPoint)
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Famous Fashion Designers - Research & Presentation Project

Famous Fashion Designers - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn about famous fashion designers, their work and how their work influenced society. Students choose a fashion designer of interest (on their own or from a provided list) and then research specific information about them, creating a presentation in software of their choice (Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or a variety of free Web 2.0 tools). Perfect for business, history, social studies, family and consumer science, fashion design or career exploration classes. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in any secondary classroom. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student instructions, expectations and grading rubric • Suggested list of famous fashion designers
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Designing Your Own Fashions

Designing Your Own Fashions

In this lesson, students create fashions of their own using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. Students can also use one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. Two versions of the lesson are included: one is a shorter version to create just one fashion and the other is a longer version to create a fashion line (6-8 items) which are combined into a collage. Depending on the class and the amount of time available, the teacher can choose which version is most appropriate. Both versions include a writing and reflection component to the lesson, giving students the opportunity to consider how they made their design choices. Links to tutorials for the programs are also provided to assist students with their creations. A basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is helpful if those programs are being used. However, beginning students can incorporate tutorials with this lesson to successfully learn the program as they create their designs. This is a great activity for a career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fashion Design Creation Lesson - Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric (two versions: short (1 design) and long (6-8 designs) • Writing Reflection Lesson (two versions)
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History of Fashion Design - Research & Presentation Project

History of Fashion Design - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn more about the history of fashion design. Students choose a time period in history from a provided list, research that era, and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a video using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for individual lesson • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for partner/team lesson
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The Art of Piet Mondrian - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Technology Art Project

The Art of Piet Mondrian - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt & Technology Art Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Piet Mondrian and his art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using Mondrian’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Piet Mondrian WebQuest Activity (print and editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Piet Mondrian WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Art in Mondrian’s Style using a Choice of Software
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Learning about the White House - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

Learning about the White House - WebQuest / Internet Scavenger Hunt

In this one-day activity, students learn about the history of the White House and refine their Internet search skills as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. A complete answer key is provided for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. Students can be provided with the sites that have the answers (in the provided Student Resources) or directed to search the Internet on their own. Two versions of the WebQuest are included to let teachers print the questions or to provide them digitally as an interactive page in an editable Microsoft PowerPoint file. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Great for use with a sub too! Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Learning about the White House WebQuest Activity in two versions: print (non-editable .pdf) and editable MS PowerPoint interactive digital version • Learning about the White House WebQuest Answer Key (.pdf)
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Architectural Landmarks in Rome, Italy - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Rome, Italy - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Rome, Italy and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Architectural Landmarks in Washington DC - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Washington DC - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Washington, DC and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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Character Traits of Leaders - Research & Presentation Project

Character Traits of Leaders - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students identify leadership traits by researching leaders throughout history. They are provided with links to resources to help them research three individuals of their choice from three different time periods in history. Lists of leaders from each time period are provided to help them choose. Then, they use that information along with graphics, pictures and backgrounds from the Internet to create a finished presentation that explains the qualities of each leader, the similarities and differences, and add their own opinions and insights to the project as they learn how to apply leadership skills in their own life. Two versions of instructions are provided to allow the lesson to be done individually or in small groups or partners. Projects can be presented in class or included on a website for viewing. This is an excellent creative project to add to a unit in a career class, leadership class or to support a history/social studies unit. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Student Project Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric (for individual projects) • Student Project Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric (for group products)
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Architectural Landmarks in Paris - Research & Creative Technology Project

Architectural Landmarks in Paris - Research & Creative Technology Project

In this lesson, students learn more about famous structures and landmarks in Paris, France and the individuals who created them. Students choose the landmarks they will research and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a newspaper using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, or for a technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric
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