TwT Tutorials – Researching with OneNote & Word; Creating digital stories


In the last few weeks we’ve been posting blogs containing tutorials based on Teaching with Technology tutorials, which, while created to help anyone undertaking a formal Continued Personal Development course, should prove to be of use to anyone who sees technology playing a role in the way they teach.

Immediately below you’ll find the next two tutorials in this series, both of which take a look at the powerful functionality of Word but for anyone who missed the first two blogs, we’ve included links to them at the bottom of this article.

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Develop research skills with OneNote and Word: Teaching with Technology

It is important for today’s school leavers to have transferable 21st Century Skills as well as academic qualifications. Knowing how to conduct research, critically evaluate and synthesize information are essential 21st Century Skills. Using the Internet students can find resources on any topic within seconds, but often don’t know how to critically evaluate the legitimacy and quality of those resources. In fact, they may produce work by simply copying and pasting from these resources without respect for the author and sometimes without fully understanding the content. Programs like Microsoft OneNote have features to help students use and cite online resources, generate a bibliography, and critically evaluate what they find.

In this tutorial you will:

  1. Learn to use electronic dictionaries and other reference works that are integrated in Office programs.
  2. Learn to create an automatically generated scientific bibliography of used resources.

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Digital storytelling with Microsoft Word: Teaching with Technology

With the current prevalence of multimedia, digital literacy is an essential skill. Digital storytelling can be a very successful way of building these skills in students. They combine visual elements with text and appeal to students with different learning styles. It is possible to produce high quality digital stories with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.

In this tutorial you will:

  1. Learn how to generate all the elements needed for a digital story.
  2. Learn how to save a Word file as a PDF file.

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If you missed the two previous blogs in this series, you can find them here:

TwT Tutorials - Office 365 for cloud based learning; Remove classroom walls with Skype
TwT Tutorials - Preparing for students for employment; Learning Suite for project based learning


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