Microsoft Word 2010 Activity- Formatting in Microsoft Word- Birthstones
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This is an engaging activity in which students will learn/experiment with some of the different formatting features in Word 2010. Students will start off by typing a list of months with the birthstone(s) for each month. They will then apply various formatting features to each line. The objectives are as follows:
• Utilize the Font and Font Size buttons
• Utilize the Bold button
• Utilize the Italic button
• Utilize the Grow Font and Shrink Font buttons
• Utilize the Underline button
• Utilize the Strikethrough button
• Utilize the Change Case button
• Utilize the Text Highlight Color button
• Utilize the Text Effects button
• Utilize the Font Color button
• Utilize the Font dialog box
• Utilize the Shading button
• Utilize the Sort button
• Utilize the Format Painter button
• Utilize the Clear Formatting button
• Utilize the Alignment buttons
• Utilize the Drop Cap button
• Utilize the Watermark button
• Utilize the Page Color (Background) button
• Utilize Orientation button
• Utilize Show/Hide button
• Utilize Margins button
Attached is a sample preview of what a finished document can look like. Each student's document will be different depending on their choices. This activity can be done individually or as a class. Step-by step directions are provided. Depending on the students' ability level the activity will take between 30-40 minutes. Students will have fun experimenting with the different buttons and being creative. An evaluation sheet is included to use to grade the students.
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