Some teachers are only looking for supplemental resources or tips on improving their existing lessons.
If that's the type of information you're looking for, you're in the right place!
In this article, you'll discover Microsoft Office lesson plans and teaching tips for:
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
For each of these topics, you'll find a list of recommended resources to help you teach the best Microsoft Office lessons possible.
1. Microsoft Word Lessons & Activities
Microsoft Word is often the first jumping off point for many computer applications classes. Rather than spend hours creating your own Microsoft Word lesson plans and activities, wouldn't you like some that you can just integrate into your existing curriculum?
Next, you can use the Microsoft Word Fundamentals lessons to give students a more in depth look at formatting content within a Word document.
Once they have mastered the basics, your students can move on to the Microsoft Word Skills Project to put their skills to the test. The project requires learners to start from scratch and fully create a document.
If you want to take it one step further, you can assign the Microsoft Word Business Project, which requires students to create a job description booklet using more advanced skills.
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets Lesson Plan Bundle from Computer Creations
Lessons & Activities Bundle for Microsoft Excel from TechCheck Lessons
Each of these resources can help supplement any teacher's lessons on Microsoft Excel.
But what if you need more than a few extra spreadsheet activities?
Our computer applications curriculum has you covered with Excel, too!
The first module in the sequence is the Microsoft Excel Essentials, which provides an overview of working with spreadsheets, cells, rows, and columns. Students also learn about using basic functions and formulas.
Next, students can work through Microsoft Excel Fundamentals. This module provides an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel, including relative and absolute cell references, common functions, and formatting.
PowerPoint is sometimes considered to be overused in schools, both by instructors and students. Because of this, it’s important that your Microsoft PowerPoint lesson plans are right on par (or above and beyond!)
Your PowerPoint lessons should be more than just a How-To. You must make sure that your students understand how a presentation can effectively (and ineffectively) be used.
So how can you teach your students to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint?
We recommend you start with four topics on Microsoft PowerPoint:
An Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
The Basics of Building a PowerPoint Presentation
More Features in PowerPoint
Do’s & Don’ts of Effective Presentations
To find teaching tips and activity outlines, read these articles:
Need more structure and resources to teach Microsoft PowerPoint?
In Business&ITCenter21, the Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials module provides an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint essentials, themes, templates, and adding and inserting a variety of items into a presentation.