Uses of Generic Software: Activities

Brainstorm ways to adapt a piece of software (for example, Grandma and Me).

Try out features that you are not familiar with in MS Word - add a video, make a comment, hilite and footnote, etc.

Play with making a brochure or newsletter based on a template for a word processor.
You can find many templates on the Microsoft Office Online website.
(Do a search on brochure or newsletter).

Make a chart based on data in Excel. Here's an example.

Important: How do you learn how to do these things?
    • Ask a colleague, family member, or *a student* (gasp!).
    • Use the online Help system.
    • Signup for a class or workshop.
    • Read the manual.

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