Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning
- Allan F. Livers, Jr. - Cambridge College School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Classroom Applications of Technology | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
Author, Using PowerPoint in the Classroom, Second Edition
For those who want to teach more creatively, but feel pressed for time, this book is for you! Not intended to endorse additional software purchases, this guidebook helps you use the programmes you already have to better advantage. Designed for both seasoned veterans and novice users of Microsoft Office, this resource enhances lesson content, promotes student engagement in the learning process, and offers:
- Easy-to-follow directions for beginner to advanced projects in each chapter
- Suggested projects by grade level in maths, science, language arts, and social studies
- A companion CD-ROM with templates and sample finished projects
Using Microsoft Office to Enhance Student Learning provides all the tools educators need to incorporate current technology into lessons that can effectively promote student achievement across content areas.
The author has done a brilliant job. Quick and easy directions combined with real examples make this book useful for the rookie and the tech-savvy veteran. Harried educators under fire for not using technology effectively enough will be sure to find dozens of ideas to help change the way they use these tools in their classroom.
"I have been a consistent user of Microsoft Office for years and found many of the projects to be fresh and new. There is a true range of projects for all ability levels."
"Livers offers an incredible range of classroom-based Microsoft Office applications. Not only are wide-ranging templates provided, but the book also serves as a tutorial guide for teachers who choose to create their own applications. Ultimately, the real value is that this book can serve as both a time-saving tool and as a creative engine for classroom teachers of virtually any technology skill level, grades level, and subject area."
"With the extra duties placed on teachers these days to design, align, produce, and perform, and with student and teacher accountability on the rise, a book like this is a valuable resource for teachers of all disciplines and grade levels."
Overall this books gives a great overview for the area in which it was developed for, Microsoft Office for enhancing student learning.
The book's content is useful and potentially useful depending on the level of teaching.
In most areas the book reads of well with an overall good structure and language suitable for the level of understanding it was aimed for.
Although some of the book's content is useful, many of the websites and information is out of date. This book does need updating.
Book presents very easy to follow instructions on aspects of using Microsoft Office. Includes a CD Rom with templates and sample projects
I have adopted some of the techniques mentioned in the book in my day-to-day teaching.
Really good book, the steps are clear and well laid out. Well suited to a young audience.