From the Back Cover
Teaching and Learning with Microsoft® Office 2010 and Office 2011 for Mac is an ideal resource for pre-service and practicing teachers aspiring to integrate technology effectively, create an engaging learning environment, and learn the basics of common application software. This text introduces and explains the most important functions of the Microsoft Office tool including Word, PowerPoint and Publisher and includes two complete chapters on the use and application of Microsoft Excel.
This text is designed with both the novice and the expert in mind and offers tips, practice problems, teaching ideas and tiered exercises that provide practice and skill acquisition for every level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Explore how this practical resource can enhance your skills and support student learning and engagement in your classroom through:
- Office 2011 for Mac sections on System Software, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint that provide those using Mac computers with scenarios, assignments, and screen captures specific to the Mac.
- Mentoring videos for both PC and Mac available online that highlight and demonstrate all orientation, Level 1 and Level 2 features discussed within the text.
- An introduction to Windows 7 and Web 2.0 and the multitude of uses of Microsoft Office in the classroom including creative classroom scenarios and examples designed for a range of learners from novice to expert.
- A focus on using MS Office tools to support collaboration through Exercises and Workout activities.
- Integration and Application (Level 3) sections in every chapter, that feature the most current National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for both teachers and students, directly focusing on the integration of technology within the context of the standards.
About the Author
Timothy Newby is a Professor of Learning Design and Technology at Purdue University. He conducts research on issues pertaining to motivation, human learning, and the impact of instructional strategies on the learning process. He teaches introductory courses in educational technology, as well as advanced courses in instructional design, foundations of instructional design theory and instructional strategies. His research efforts have produced several textbooks focused on educational technology, as well as journal articles dealing with the development and use of instructional strategies such as analogies, mnemonics, and various forms of animated and static graphics. His instructional strategies research has led to an interest in the technologies that can help to implement those strategies. Currently he is investigating the use of Web 2.0 technologies and their potential impact within various types of learning environments.
Judith Oates Lewandowski is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Indiana University South Bend. Prior to joining the faculty, Judith served as a high school educator, professional development specialist, and K-12 Outreach Coordinator for Purdue University. Her research and pedagogical interests include technology integration, social studies education, issues of privacy and security, and the development of authentic assessment within technology integration courses.