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COURSE - Creating Class Materials

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This course examines how word processing applications can be used to design classroom materials that help teach lesson objectives. Specifically, it covers how to create handouts, curriculum pages, and Web scavenger hunts, and provides an explanation of the latter two. Possible uses for handouts and tips for designing effective handouts are also discussed. In the course of creating these class materials, useful word processing tasks are taught as well. These tasks include inserting graphics, adding watermarks, numbering lists, creating hyperlinks to Web sites, and including page borders. Because many classroom materials can be reused with slight modifications, saving documents as templates is demonstrated as well.


Subject: Integrating Technology In The Classroom
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1


  • COURSE - Creating Class Materials
Introduction - Creating Class Materials
Contains a course description and a brief overview of the objectives covered in this course.more... 
Create Handouts
Shows how handouts can be created easily using word processing applications.more...
Covers possible uses for classroom handouts.
Lists tips for designing effective handouts.
Demonstrates how to insert graphics and number lists. 
Save Templates
Recommends saving a document's structure as a template for reuse.more...
Suggests classroom documents that you might want to save as templates.
Shows how to save documents as templates. 
Explore Curriculum Pages
Explains what curriculum pages are.more...
Describes what should be included in curriculum pages.
Points out how they facilitate learning by providing students with the links you want them to go to during class. 
Create Curriculum Pages
Demonstrates how to create a curriculum page that points to where students can go to find information.more...
Covers how to link text to Web destinations for students.
Shows how to add a graphical page border. 
Design Web Scavenger Hunts
Identifies Web scavenger hunts as educational activities that teach students how to use the Web as a research tool.more...
Shows how to link to the sites you want your students to visit in your scavenger hunts.
Demonstrates adding a watermark to documents. 
Workbook - Creating Class Materials
Contains a printable workbook that includes a list of the lesson names and objectives covered in this course; a variety of real-life examples showing how the ideas and concepts discussed in this course could be used in a classroom, either as teaching tools or administrative aids; and exercises that provide additional practice and reinforcement of the skills and concepts covered in the course.more... 
Quiz - Creating Class Materials
Assesses the user's knowledge of the concepts covered in the Creating Class Materials course.more... 
Feedback - Creating Class Materials
This survey contains six brief questions pertaining to your educational role and computer experience, as well as to how you would rate your knowledge of this subject before and after this course.more...

Reviews (6)

Basic Member
Very informative
Full Member
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Basic Member
Good review!!
Basic Member
Most of the material was familiar nonetheless, webquests and watermarks can make assignments more fun.
Basic Member
Creating a curriculum page lesson was great. I could have used this info a lot during the last few years. I will definitely be using it this year!!!
Basic Member
Good review.
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